December 8, 2017

Greetings! I want to say “Thank you” to all who participated and attended the 2017 Jazz Pensacola Jingle Jazz! There was a great turn out . The music was topnotch! Jazz for the holidays …the holiday season always takes me back to an album crate I still have. I push to the Holiday Section, and[…]

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December 5, 2017

  Guitarist and fellow-Mississippian Mundell Lowe has died at age 95. My encounters with Mundell were brief but meaningful and I’d like to put these on record. Mundell, born in 1922, is nine years my senior. We grew up about 25 miles from each other but didn’t cross paths until much later. I saw him[…]

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November 27, 2017

Those on my Musicians and Jazzfans list have already received the excellent New York Times obituary column about George Avakian’s remarkable life and his outstanding jazz music recording efforts and his longstanding association with Louis Armstrong. My acquaintance with him was much more tangential. He was almost a perennial visitor to the Satchmo Summerfests held[…]

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