Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Chico Hamilton R.I.P.

Chico Hamilton passed away on monday November 24th. He was 92.

The N.Y.T. and the L.A. Times published their obituaries already.

Read also the article on the Ottawa Citizen blog with some links to nice videos.

R.I.P. Mr. Hamilton.

Ricky Wellman R.I.P.

Ricky Wellman, Miles' last drummer, passed away on November 24th.

One can find him on recordings with Chuck Brown (the famous Bustin' Loose), Miles Davis, Santana, Kenny Garrett, Bob Belden, Michel Legrand and others. He was in his mid-50s.

Mr. Wellman was apparently ill following this newspapar article.

An interview by George Cole is available here.

Film Poster : Francesco De Robertis : UOMINI SUL FONDO aka S.O.S. SUBMARINE aka S.O.S. 103 [1941]

Monday, November 25, 2013


Tomorrow tuesday November 26th. France Musique will broadcast a 1,5h during radio program dedicated to Tutu... Starts at 11h00 Paris time...

A live stream or a podcast is available, i'll record the fm signal as well.


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thelonious Monk : Paris 1969

A new recording of Thelonious Monk will be issued on cd & DVD shortly. It consists of a quartet recording in 1969 at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. A solo recording at the ORTF studio was already issued as a Jazz Icons DVD.

NPR has all relevant info and one can listen to onlinestreaming of all tracks and watch a short video extract as well here.


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Bill Evans : Composer of the Week

BBC Radio 3 had a week long series on Bill Evans.

The episode titles are as follows.

1. Bill Evans works with Miles Davis
2. Bill Evans records with Cannonball
3. Bill Evans chased by loansharks
4. Bill Evans and Helen Keane
4. Bill Evans leaves the stage

It's still available for online listening here.