Monday, May 17, 2010

So Long, Hank

I saw him only one time, in an all start tribute to Charlie Parker (Le Spectacle du ciecle!) at Place des Arts in Montreal, in probably 81 or 2. Dizzy was bandleader. Philly Joe Jones on drums, Ray Brown on bass, James Moody (the only extant member), Milt Jackson on vibes. Hank at the piano.

And it weren't just a blowing session, either. They played their butts off, and it were so grand.....

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Penofin Jazz Festival


Yesterday in Potter Valley:

Dottie Grossman (poet) and Michael Vlatkovich (trombone)
Rich Halley (tenor sax), Michael Vlatkovich (trombone) Clyde Reed (bass), Carson Halley (drums)
Farmers by Nature: Gerald Cleaver (drums), William Parker (bass), Craig Taborn (piano)
Laura Winter (poet), Rich Halley (tenor sax), Clyde Reed (bass), Carson Halley (drums)
Chicago Underground Duo: Rob Mazurek (trumpet and electronics), Chad Taylor (drums, vibes and electronics)
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