July 12, 2018

Trombonist Bill Watrous has just died. My first notification was on Doug Ramsey’s Rifftides blog on Arts Journal website. Today’s New York Times (7-12-18) has an extensive column about him and, no doubt, the jazz journals will also. My purpose here is a personal remembrance of this charming man and wonderful musician. Here’s what I[…]

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July 9, 2018

The varied, colorful and eclectic posters celebrating the 35 years of Pensacola JazzFest were featured in a recent Pensacola News Journal article, “Artists festival posters become the face of Pensacola.” The article, by Mike Roberts, looks at how the posters of various Pensacola festivals over the years, including Pensacola JazzFest, the Pensacola Seafood Festival and[…]

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June 11, 2018

Alchemy Sound Project; Adventures in Time and Space www.alchemysoundproject.com Here is an interesting CD that came for review. It’s hard to classify as jazz or classical. So, maybe it is best to leave it unclassified and just describe. This is the second collaborative recording for this group. Performers include Samantha Boshnack, trumpet and flugelhorn; Erica[…]

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