Venue owners and promoters have been scrambling to get the live entertainment stream going again at the end of the summer. Whether it’s the delta variant, government restrictions or national reluctance to be among the people, everyone is moving with caution. I spoke with American jazz musician, singer and trumpeter
There were plenty of trumpeters in the 1960s, but the Big Four were Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd and Lee Morgan. Davis was most outwardly obsessed with innovation and constant forward movement: his 1965-68 quintet blew hard bop to smithereens, and while people were still absorbing that group’s ideas,
Pascal Bokar Thiam.Afro Blue Grazz Band by Pascal Bokar / Courtesy Image Pascal Bokar Thiam thinks that there are many things listeners don’t know about the music they hear. “A lot of people don’t realize how complex, deep, and socially and culturally interesting American music is,” he said in a
Lee Morgan, the incandescent trumpeter, led one of the greatest groups of the early 1970s – a short-lived but multi-faceted quintet, expansive in attitude and approach. With multi-reedist Bennie Maupin, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Jymie Merritt and drummer Mickey Roker, this ensemble spent a productive weekend in Hermosa Beach, California
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The inauguration Black Documentary Film Festival was scheduled for April 10 and 11, 2020 at the Central Library. A grand opening ceremony and a fashion show were planned to celebrate the feature film “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution”, and 20 films celebrating black life and culture were on the program.