Monthly Archives: December 2010

Songs that made the phones ring: 2nd half of 2010

“Songs that Made the Phones Ring” is an unabashed bit of theft from the fertile mind of the late record man Joel Dorn. Several years ago when Joel was mining his 32 Jazz label for fresh ideas he came up … Continue reading

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Berklee and the Pat Patrick Collection

One of the sweeter stories from 2010 — on more than one front — was Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s donation of his father’s collection to Berklee College of Music. Saxophonist Pat Patrick, who passed on to ancestry in 1991, came … Continue reading

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Moody’s From Heaven

Anyone who has experienced the joy of hearing the great NEA Jazz Master James Moody’s hilarious turnaround on the old Tin Pan Alley tune “Pennie’s From Heaven,” which he re-cast as “Bennie’s From Heaven” can appreciate that this fabulous man … Continue reading

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From Timbuktu to the Mississippi Delta pt. 2

Guitarist-educator-author-jazz club impressario Pascal Bokar Thiam, who is of Senegalese descent, continues our conversation on the origins of blues & jazz and how that story has been distorted down through history. What was your ultimate mission in writing the book … Continue reading

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Listening Party with Randy Weston & Willard Jenkins/African Rhythms & The Storyteller

As part of Ken Druker’s excellent series of interviews and conversations, Randy Weston and I participated in one of his Jazz at Lincoln Center Listening Parties before a very attentive audience on Tuesday, December 7 at JALC’s Ertegun Jazz Hall … Continue reading

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