Category: Jazz

Jazz, Saxophone

New Music from Vincent Herring Joins My Music Rotation. Part 1

I do believe, two of the albums that have been in my music rotation for a few weeks. Now highlight my eclectic taste in music. One is the latest from jazz saxophonist Vincent Herring, while the other is from a bluegrass band Trout Steak Revival. While I don’t think I am alone with my live for both these genres of music, I would think I am in the minority. Anyway here is my take on the first of these two albums. Hard Times - Vincent Herring The first time I listened to this album the two other instruments that stood...

Bass, Prog Rock

Colin Edwin – Explorations of his Music!

  Colin Edwin -  fretted and fretless bass guitar , double bass and guimbri. -Born July 2, 1970   Ihave explored the music of Colin Edwin, not through the band that he has been a member of since 1993 Porcupine Tree; but through his collaborations with Jon Durant and more recently with Armonite. So today July 2nd i thought it may be a good day to more extensively explore the man and his music.  What I discovered is that Colin Edwin, like many talented musicians has many different outlets for his musicianship! In addition to his work with Porcupine Tree,...

Jazz, Saxophone

Night and Day – Vincent Herring

Vincent Herring - Night and Day - A 2015 Favorite!   Back on May 12 I was excited to see that saxophonist Vincent Herring had released a new album titled Night and Day. Then I saw on the album cover who Herring had playing with him on the album and I was even more excited! The other members of this quintet include: Brandi Disterheft on bass, Joe Farnsworth on drums, pianist Mike LeDonne and trumpeter, Jeremy Pelt, Both Disterheft and Farnsworth played with Herring on his last album Uptown Shuffle. About Night and Day On Night and Day. Mike LeDonne replaces...

Saxophone

Bosch and Art Pepper Perfect Together!

Watching Bosch leads to the Music of Art Pepper   Last night my wife and I finished watching the first season of Bosch on Amazon Prime. The series is based on the books of Michael Connelly featuring LA Detective Harry Bosch.  If you haven't seen it do, because it's really, really good. I have not read many of the Harry Bosch books, but what I have read I have enjoyed, and there are three of them on my TBR shelves! Michael Connelly is the executive producer of the show and I'm sure he has a lot of say over the way...

Jazz, Trumpet

Wallace Roney – Jazz Trumpet from Philadelphia!

Wallace Roney - Trumpet - Born May 25, 1960 - In Philadelphia.   Tomorrow May 26th is the great Miles Davis' birthday. Today is the  birthday of  the only trumpet player that he ever mentored Wallace Roney. Wallace was born in Philadelphia in 1960 So he is too young to have experienced 1960, which was the year that former Whiz Kids manager re Eddie Sawyer resigned as the hapless Phillies' manager after a 9-4 opening day loss to the Reds and said.: "I'm 49 years old and I want to live to be 50."  But I digress so it's back to Wallace...

Jazz

Charles Earland – Jazz Organist

Charles Earland- Hammond B3 -(May 24, 1941 – December 11, 1999)   I browse the daily listing of jazz birthdays each day not only for whose birthday it is that particular day, but also to discover new music. Many times I select who I read about by the instrument they play. Other times I select someone with a foreign sounding name, figuring that will lead me to explorations of jazz music beyond America's shores. Tunisian born Wajdi Cherif is a perfect example of this type of choice. I read about, and spent time listening to Charles Earland's music this morning,...