Tuesday Jun 11
Dead unsung heroes on music: Barney Kessel
Barney Kessel's career took off in the 1940s backing up Charlie Parker, and others including Oscar Peterson, which was considered the toughest gig in the business because of Peterson's breakneck tempos.
The Globe and Mail
Consummate jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller influenced the next generation
Mulgrew Miller, a jazz pianist whose soulful erudition, clarity of touch and rhythmic aplomb made him a fixture in the postbop mainstream for more than 30 years, died May 29 in Allentown, Pa.
All About Jazz
VIDEO/DVD: Mulgrew Miller
Mulgrew Miller -a lush and powerful jazz pianist who had the percussive feel of Oscar Peterson, the touch of Phineas Newborn, Jr.
Ed Shaughnessy, Famed 'Tonight Show' Drummer, Dies Of Heart Attack At 84
Famous for his 30 years on The Tonight Show, the jazz drummer is remembered as having "spirit and immense skill." Ed Shaughnessy, who drummed for Doc Severinsen's band on The Tonight Show for 30 years, died on Friday night from a heart attack, The Los Angeles Times reports .
PRLog US Entertainment
World Renowned Bassist Antone 'Chooky' Caldwell's CD Release at Historic Blues Alley - June 6, 2013
May 20, 2013 - WASHINGTON, D.C. -- GKAM Records and SEI Entertainment are collaborating to present the CD Release " Subject 2 Change " and LIVE performance by World Renowned Bassist and Grammy Nominated Producer and Engineer, Antone " Chooky " Caldwell, at the Historic Blues Alley in Washington, DC, on June 6, 2013 for two shows, 8pm and 10pm EST.