Freddie Hubbard

Following the line of trumpet royalty beginning with Armstrong, Eldridge, Gillespie and Davis, Freddie Hubbard’s clarion tone, and incredible power is one of jazz’s most identifiable sounds. Born on April 7, 1938 in Indianapolis, Hubbard started with the euphonium and […]

What are some good holiday jazz selections?

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With Christmas just a matter of hours away, it doesn’t take much to rouse people into the holiday spirit. There are tons of holiday music selections playing everywhere from restaurants to shopping malls, but jazz isn’t often the most often […]

Wayne Shorter

In the history of jazz there have been many colorful characters, Lester Young, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Cecil Taylor, the vocalist Babs Gonzales to name just a few. Tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, who recently celebrated his 82nd birthday has […]

Ornette Coleman

2015 has been a rough year for America’s Classical Music. Irreplaceable, individual giants that have shaped the music with few peers such as the great Clark Terry and as of June 11, 2015 the enigmatic icon, Ornette Coleman, left the […]

Essential Small Group Jazz Performances: Part X

Gary Thomas: “You Don’t Know What Love Is” from the album Till We Have Faces (JMT, 1993, reissued 2004: Winter and Winter) Gary Thomas: tenor saxophone, Pat Metheny: guitar synthesizer, Tim Murphy: piano, Ed Howard: bass, Terri Lyne Carrington: drums, […]