Category Archives: Jazz
Bass solos suck. Let’s face it, the ponderous, unwieldy bottom feeder is the least interesting jazz instrument, lacking even the visual appeal of drum solos. … says Alan Kurtz at www.jazz.com. In his opinion, one man changed it all: Scott LaFaro. … Continue reading
Today, it’s bass legend Ron Carter’s 75th birthday. (sorry, I’ve got a wrong information … his 75th birthday is on May, 4. … however, the concert video is worth watching:) YouTube: Ron Carter Trio at festival Jazz sous Les Pommiers … Continue reading
Kevin Ellington Mingus is working on a documentary film on his grandfather, jazz great Charles Mingus. The feature-length documentary is the journey of a grandson searching for the truth behind the legend of the grandfather he never knew. Surrounded by … Continue reading
Lando Music and John Goldsby will present this Workshop on Jazz Double Bass History and Techniques on Saturday, Dec. 3. Since 1994, John Goldsby has been a member of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Big Band (the Cologne Radio Big Band). From 1980 … Continue reading
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Piano Jazz Shorts, a radio show hosted by Marian McPartland, is available as a free download: South Carolina Educational Radio Network: Piano Jazz Shorts Podcast/NPR. Among the guests are bassists Eddie Gomez and Esperanza Spalding.
“I can concentrate better on sound when I’m not using up my brain space with sight” Esperanza Spalding on playing with her eyes closed, NY Times magazine