May 18, 2013
LA Jazz Scene concert
There will be a concert in connection with the 25th anniversary of LA Jazz Scene newspaper on Sunday, May 19, at 12 noon at the JW Marriott hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Jack Garner's top 10 jazz albums of 2012
I feel blessed to live in what I consider a good jazz town. It was also an impressive year in recorded jazz music, with a former Rochesterian, pianist Vijay Iyer, at or near the top of jazz polls Here are my top 10 jazz albums, in order, for 2012 -- a nice mix of new visions, refreshing looks to the past, and bridges to all sorts of music.
You Can't Sit Down
A prolific guitarist who is comfortable playing blues, soul, R&B, and jazz, Phil Upchurch has been a prominent figure in Chicago music circles since the mid-'50s. He initially did freelance sessions with such musicians as Jerry Butler before becoming house guitarist for Chess.
Phil Upchurch Introduced Muddy Waters to the Hippies
If he had to pick a number, guitarist Phil Upchurch estimates he has played on over 2000 recordings.
Donny Hathaway, Live
One of my favourite albums of all time, a true masterpiece, an album that moves me every time I listen to it - and simply one of my most-loved, most played records - is Live by Donny Hathaway .