5 for Friday: 5 Old School Jazz Musicians with College Degrees

Among today's successful jazz musicians, those who did not study music in college appear to be the exceptions. Of course, this mirrors society-at-large, with many more pursuing higher education today than in the past. This absolutely holds true when we examine the biographies of the players who rose to prominence in the '50s and '60s. … Continue reading 5 for Friday: 5 Old School Jazz Musicians with College Degrees

The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4007 – Donald Byrd, Off to the Races (1959)

Catalog Number: Blue Note 4007 – Previous | Next MusiciansDonald Byrd (tp), Jackie McLean (as), Pepper Adams (bs), Wynton Kelly (p), Sam Jones (b), Art Taylor (d) Cover photo: Francis WolffDesign: Reid MilesLiner notes: Joe Goldberg Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 21, 1958. Originally released March 1959 Date(s) first heard: … Continue reading The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4007 – Donald Byrd, Off to the Races (1959)