The Modern Artist

I submit Bernie Worrell as the perfect model artist for this new age.

True, he came from the classic music world, at least the black side of it.

But before that he came from music conservatory and a strict granny. …


Great band – VAMO!

Landed On Me

Count Basie and his boys live in 1958. Dat’s how you do it!


Take da funk off

Lalo’s Classics

Great performance from the BBC big band directed by Lalo Schifrin, one of my favorite 20th century composers.  This guy has written some amazing soundtrack music over the years — Dirty Harry, Bullitt, Mission:Impossible… just to name a few.

Big …

You’ve Got To Give Them What They Came For


One of the baddest underground funk bands ever was SUN, live from Dayton, featuring a hint of all of the greats rolled into a sound all their own.

The vocals were amazing, the band was TIGHT, they could swing, they …

Deep Ohio Getdown

Here’s a nice groove by The Brooks bringing some Ohio Players to the Montreal jazz scene.

Miles Ahead


Enjoy this great short set from late 80’s TV featuring Miles Davis and his smoking band: Kenny Garrett, Joe “Foley” McCreary, Adam Holzman, Marcus Miller, Ricky Wellman and Don Alias, with special guest host David Sanborn. It don’t get much …

America’s Only Original Art Form Besides Magic Eye

How to Jazz, Volume III:

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