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  1. Wayne Shorter's 80th Birthday Celebration.

    he and his band blew their butts off at Monterey!! part of the problem in DC had to be that he was tired and he was starting to get a cold (or something bronchial) in Monterey.
  2. Herb Jeffries

    this newspaper article sounds very positive and that Herb will be enjoying his 100th!!! that is the greatest news!!!
  3. Wayne Shorter's 80th Birthday Celebration.

    will be seeing Wayne this week at the Monterey Jazz Festival and at a special tribute to him the night before the Festival starts! so happy for him.
  4. Lee Tanner, Jazz Photographer, Dies at 82

    a great loss to our jazz community.
  5. Gildo Mahones

    how I wish I could attend this concert. everyone who is able to should definitely take advantage of this opportunity. and I believe it's free!!
  6. Mike Schwartz/ KSJS guest list

    please tell Tim that we love and appreciate him for continuing to bring the eclectic mix of excellent talent every year. I wonder if he has any plans to include Cecile McLorin Salvant for next year. she's a "no-brainer" for Monterey!
  7. Charlie Haden on Tavis Smiley

    enjoyed watching the Haden interview but it is very sad that "nature" played a miserable trick on him.
  8. Richard "Prophet" Jennings Passes

    Richard "Prophet" Jennings Crossed over to the Jersey side on December 18, 2005 He leaves behind his beloved daughter, Dominique Jennings. Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hollywood Forever 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90038 (323) 469-1181 In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the HUEMAN Foundation P.O. Box 36807, Los Angeles, CA 90036 In memory of Richard Jennings (from Ken Goldstein, director of the film, "Prophet Speaks": PROPHET SPEAKS tells the story of writer, painter, filmmaker, and philosopher, Richard Jennings, and of his importance to the world of black entertainers, mainstream music, and comedy. Among those who gravitated towards him were the artists who are now considered legends: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha Franklin, Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, Sonny Rollins, and Max Roach, just to name a few. The ‘Prophet’, as Richard is known, began his life as an entertainer dancing around the steel mills of Youngstown, Ohio, in the early 30s. But he soon became a pioneering journalist covering the music scene in Detroit. Despite bouts of illness and personal tragedy, Prophet took up painting and filmmaking while maintaining a lifestyle in the hub of the jazz world for the last half of the 20th Century. )
  9. Richard "Prophet" Jennings Passes

    yes, Clifford, Prophet lived in Sweden in the '60s, I believe (and maybe before that). he was married to a beautiful Swedish hostess for SAS who died in a crash off the CA Coast in the late '60s. their daughter Dominique was born in Sweden. Prophet knew practically everyone in the jazz world, including Sonny, Max, Miles, Mingus, etc., etc.
  10. Wayne Shorter on Tavis Smiley

    in L.A., Tavis's show with Wayne is scheduled to be shown on PBS (KOCE for us) at 12:30AM, so technically it's Sat. morning. i'm taking a nap to enable me to stay up to see it. his birthday party last Sunday was fabulous, the Bowl concert on Wed. was wonderful (I especially loved him playing with Imani Winds), and i'm sure this interview will prove VERY interesting!!
  11. Julie Harris, RIP

    I was fortunate enough to see her on stage in NY in the '60s. she was an original.
  12. Cedar Walton, RIP

    I guess i'm one of the very fortunate ones: I couldn't count the number of times I have seen/heard Cedar in person starting from the early '60s until 2010. I was looking forward to adding to my fortune as he was scheduled to appear on The Jazz Cruise for a week next January. Benny Green will lead his group for the Cruise. R.I.P. Cedar.
  13. George Duke 1946–2013

    thank you so very much for posting this. George was always "up" no matter what! one would never know by listening to him how sick he was and that he had lost his beloved wife last year. I will always love Corine and George and their family. bless them all, strongly.
  14. Michael Ansara, RIP

    and I remember him as Barbara Eden's husband!
  15. Newport Jazz Festival 2013

    i'm listening to Marcus right now!
  16. Jimmy Smith is a Meshugganah

    talent aside, she was always more than a bit nutty. don't think she had enough money to be called "eccentric"!
  17. Is Sonny Rollins ill?

    rest assured, Sonny will not "retire" unless he has to because of health reasons! playing is his life!
  18. parsnips are essential for a good chicken soup!!
  19. "Charles McPherson's Post-Bird Bop"

    birthday blessings to my dear old friend, Charles McPherson. i'm aghast after all these years to discover/remember that you're younger than I am!!! you're the best!
  20. Dennis Farina R.I.P.

    i'm sure everyone realizes that this incredible actor used to be a cop! he was a wonderful talent.
  21. Newport Jazz Festival 2013

    I happen to have great interest in the Newport line-up but it just isn't fitting in with my schedule. ironically, i'll be in Boston on Aug. 7th, just a short while after the Festival. luckily, most of my favorites performing there i'll see elsewhere within the next month or two.
  22. Sally's Place in Westport, Ct. Is Closing

    I wish I had known about it before now.
  23. Jimmy Smith is a Meshugganah

    what the hell is wrong with you? why are you attacking someone who gives more to jazz in a week than you do in a year?!? if that.
  24. Nelson Mandela in critical condition

    I heard that they may send him home. bless him, bless him, is all I can say. he deserves blessings from everyone in this world! such a high-evolved person.
  25. Happy 85th Birthday, Richard Wyands!

    how could Richard be 85?!? seems to me like he should be more like 75!! wishing him a very Happy, Healthy Birthday, whatever his age.