NPR Jazz Set
Mulgrew Miller Trio at the Kennedy Center
Mulgrew Miller’s trio is heard in this 2012 Kennedy Center Jazz Club performance recorded by NPR for Jazz Set. He died suddenly a year later. Woody Shaw first turned me on to Mulgrew when the young pianist was working with Mercer Ellington. He had intended to hire him but Betty Carter beat him to it. In 1980 Mulgrew finally joined Woody’s quintet. What an exceptional tasteful pianist he was, always at the top of his game. When I was helping Tony Williams assemble an acoustic quintet in 1986, Mulgrew became first choice for the piano chair and remained for the next 6 years.
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woah found this old song Robert Glasper and I wrote a whle ago
John Coltrane Talks About Malcolm X and Music of the Times
Dave Liebman posted this audio interview with John Coltrane on Facbook. About the interview, he writes, “Maybe the best interview of Trane from 1966. Sounds like it was done at his home in Long Island by Frank Kofsky. His humility is astounding and some great thoughts concerning recordings. - Lieb” Thanks, Dave.
Pharoah Sanders - “Jitu”
Some of the stylish men photographed by Moroccan visual artist Hassan Hajjaj for his ‘My Rock Stars’ series.
The series highlights some of his personal inspirations in these eclectic and vibrant frames influenced by iconic African photobooth photographers and his North African heritage.
Aside from photographing his subjects and uniquely decorating each photograph, Hajjaj often dresses them up in clothes made by him and works with them to capture their individual personalities.
Some of the faces shown here are Nigerian musician Keziah Jones, Algerian singer Rachid Taha, British-Nigerian rapper Afrikan Boy, British fashion designerJoe Casely-Hayford, OBE, Moroccan musician Hassan Hakmoun and American singer Jose James.
All Africa, All the time.
Cannonball Adderley - “Up & At it”