Remembering Eddie Durham with Topsy Durham

Recollections with Eddie’s daughter Topsy

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Jazz on the Tube is declaring 2020 the “Year of Eddie Durham.”

If you don’t know Eddie Durham (1906-1987), buckle your seat belts. He’s one the the secret sources of the music we call jazz.

Take Eddie out of the equation and a whole lot of things that made jazz jazz … Read more

The making of “Cortijo and His Time Machine” – Harvey Averne

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Produced by Coco Records in 1974

– Ken McCarthy
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Jazz history quiz

What do Chico Hamilton, Dexter Gordon, Horace Tapscott, Sonny Criss, Frank Morgan, Big Jay McNeely, Marshal Royal, Art Farmer, and Don Cherry of Los Angeles have in common with…

Ornette Coleman, King Curtis, Dewey Redman, Prince Lasha, John Carter, Julius Hemphill, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Ray Sharpe and Cornell Dupree of Fort Worth…

…And with Gene Ammons, Nat King Cole, Jerome … Read more

The Hero’s Fall I Fell For – Poems by Dave Oliphant

Mr. Oliphant has a special musical gift for all buyers of the book. If you order the book, please save and send Mr. Oliphant a copy of your electronic receipt with a copy of your physical mailing address via email and he will mail it to you. You can reach him here: dave_oliphant AT yahoo DOT com

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Forgotten Tenor: A Tribute to Saxophonist Wardell Gray

Interview with Abraham Ravett

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Ken McCarthy’s Jazz on the Tube interviews filmmaker Abraham Ravett about his film “Forgotten Tenor: A Tribute to Tenor Saxophonist Wardell Gray.”

Tenor saxophone giant Wardell Gray was born February 13, 1921, in Oklahoma City. OK. He was a graduate of the Cass Technical High School, a Detroit school that also lists … Read more