5 for Friday: 5 Revealing Quotes from Miles Davis’s 1962 Interview with Playboy

In 1962, Playboy magazine published its first interview, which just happened to be a conversation between jazz's biggest star and Alex Haley. It's amazing to me that we are still dealing with these same issues, nearly 60 years later. I highly recommend that you read the entire interview, as it is a fascinating window into the … Continue reading 5 for Friday: 5 Revealing Quotes from Miles Davis’s 1962 Interview with Playboy

5 for Friday: Blue Note by the Numbers – Top 5 Most Common Instruments for Session Leaders – 1500 & 4000 Series Combined (Part 3 of 3)

Pt. 1 - The 1500 Series | Pt. 2 - The 4000 Series | Pt. 3 - Both Series Combined This week's post is look at the most common instruments for session leaders of the 335 albums in the Blue Note 1500 & 4000 series. Part 3 of 3: Top 5 Instruments in the 1500 & 4000 Series Combined … Continue reading 5 for Friday: Blue Note by the Numbers – Top 5 Most Common Instruments for Session Leaders – 1500 & 4000 Series Combined (Part 3 of 3)

Pressing Issues: John Coltrane, One Down, One Up: Live at the Half Note (2005 Impulse! Classic Records)

Original Pressing: Impulse!, Classic Records; B0002380-01 (2005) Musicians John Coltrane (ts, ss), McCoy Tyner (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Elvin Jones (d) Spoken introductions and announcements by Alan Grant Cover design: Greenberg Kinglsey/NYC Liner notes: Ashley Kahn, Ravi Coltrane Produced by Ravi Coltrane. Recorded live at the Half Note, New York, NY, March 26 (Sides A & B) … Continue reading Pressing Issues: John Coltrane, One Down, One Up: Live at the Half Note (2005 Impulse! Classic Records)

Al Di Meola at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA; Friday, June 15, 2018

Musicians Al Di Meola (g), Evan Garr (vn), Phil Magallanes (p), Elias Tona (b), Luis Alicea (d), Gumbi Ortiz (perc) Venue The Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA; Friday, June 15, 2018, 8:00pm   In 1974, a 19 year-old guitar student at Boston's Berklee College of Music was famously given the break of a life time, making … Continue reading Al Di Meola at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA; Friday, June 15, 2018

5 for Friday: Blue Note by the Numbers – Top 5 Most Common Instruments for Session Leaders – 4000 Series (Part 2 of 3)

Pt. 1 - The 1500 Series | Pt. 2 - The 4000 Series | Pt. 3 - Both Series Combined This week's post is look at the most common instruments for session leaders of the 238 albums in the Blue Note 4000 series. Part 2 of 3: The Top 5 Instruments in the 4000 Series 1. Tenor sax … Continue reading 5 for Friday: Blue Note by the Numbers – Top 5 Most Common Instruments for Session Leaders – 4000 Series (Part 2 of 3)