It’s past time to give Eddie Durham his due

Every academic jazz department in the world needs to set aside at least one day to ask themselves this question:

How do we correct the huge injustice of Eddie Durham not being recognized as a jazz giant on the same level of Duke Ellington?

Durham was the “secret sauce” behind many iconic jazz bands and musicians. Take him out of the picture and jazz might not have flowered the way it did.

Yes, he was that important and it’s time he gets his due.

Forward this page to your favorite jazz opinion leaders.

Whose careers were nourished by Eddie Durham’s genius?

How about these for starters?

The Oklahoma City Blue Devils, Benny Moten, Jimmie Lunceford, Count Basie, Charlie Christian, Lester Young, Glenn Miller – and this is just the short list!

Also, click here for an in depth interview with Ken McCarthy and Topsy Durham.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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The Annual San Marcos Texas, Eddie Durham Tribute Sponsored by the Calaboose African American History Museum

The secret creative “spark plug” behind the success of the Blue Devils, Jimmy Lunceford, Lester Young, Freddie Green, Charlie Christian and Count Basie. Arranger of Glen Miller’s “In the Mood” too!

2020: Saturday, August 22, at 8 PM EDT
Live streamed
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/297414401339420/

 

The Ultimate Jazz Live-Streaming Source

Ken McCarthy operates one the most highly visited jazz websites on the Internet: Jazzonthetube.com. It routinely gets traffic equal to or greater than magazines like Downbeat or Jazz Times.

In March, Jazz on the Tube was first out of the gate to explain to jazz fans the severe economic impact various shutdown measures were going to have on working musicians.

“The musicians have been stoic about the whole thing, but the reality is this is literally as bad or maybe even worse than the Great Depression in terms of the financial impact on them. Salaried work in this field is very rare. Performing jazz musicians only get paid when they work and there is no work anywhere. In the depths of the Depression, if skilled musicians could get themselves to places like Kansas City, Chicago, or New York, they could work. In this environment, even that possibility has been taken from them.”

To respond, McCarthy created the first, and still the only, comprehensive resource that documents jazz musicians who are reaching their audiences via live-streaming.

There are a number of short, and largely random, lists of links to live-stream performances elsewhere online, but Jazz on the Tube is the only site that provides a daily calendar of performances; a directory of hundreds of live-streaming jazz musicians with easy-to-access archives of their performances; and detailed profiles of the musicians including the all important information of how to pay them directly.

“Our job is not only to make it easy for fans to find and keep up with their favorite musicians, but also to educate fans that, for the time being, live-streaming is IT and they should consider these performances on par with club and concert dates and pay the musicians accordingly.”

The free site is partially supported by voluntary subscription and since the Shutdown the site has been sharing its revenue from that source with direct payments to musicians.

“We don’t call the money “grants.” I don’t like the word “support” either. It’s payment for professional services rendered and value received. I’d like fans to think that way too. When you go to a club, concert or festival, you pay. Let’s use that mind set for live-streams and pay for these performances the same way.”

Details:

https://www.jazzonthetube.com/we-can-do-this/

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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09/21 – 09/27: Jazz on the Tube Weekly Review

Monday, September 21, 2020

Jazz Birthdays: Slam Stewart , Henry Butler

* Slam Stewart

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/oh-me-oh-my-oh-gosh/

* Henry Butler

Special Report – Rebuilding after catastrophe

Video link: https://www.jazzonthetube.com/nolarebirth/

John Coltrane Week: My Favorite Things

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/my-favorite-things-2/
 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

John Coltrane Week: Coltrane, Getz, Peterson

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/whats-new-moonlight-in-vermont-rifftide/

John Coltrane Week: John Coltrane: “Jazz Casual”

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/jazz-casual/
 

Wednesday September 23, 2020

Jazz Birthdays: John Coltrane, Ray Charles, Les McCann, Frank Foster

* John Coltrane

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/i-want-to-talk-about-you/

* Ray Charles

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/in-the-evening/

* Les McCann

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/compared-to-what/

* Frank Foster

John Coltrane Week: “New Coltrane tapes found”

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/chasing-trane/
 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Jazz Birthdays: Blind Lemon Jefferson, Herb Jeffries, Fats Navarro, Jack Costanzo, Rebecca Kilgore, Bill Connors

* Blind Lemon Jefferson

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/match-box-blues/?omhide=true

* Herb Jeffries

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/jump-for-joy-angel-eyes-flamingo/?omhide=true

* Fats Navarro

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/goin-to-mintons-1947/?omhide=true

* Jack Costanzo

* Rebecca Kilgore

* Bill Connors

Remembering Ira Sullivan (1931-2020)

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/remembering-ira-sullivan/

John Coltrane Week: Coltrane: Every Time We Say Goodbye

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/every-time-we-say-goodbye/
 

Friday, September 25, 2020

Jazz Birthdays: Sam Rivers, Bill Pierce, Barbara Dennerlein

* Sam Rivers

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/tanga-con-alma/

* Bill Pierce

* Barbara Dennerlein

John Coltrane Week: “Saint John Coltrane”

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/saint-john-coltrane/
 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Jazz Birthdays: George Gershwin, Julie London, Gary Bartz

* George Gershwin

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/rhapsody-in-blue-2/

* Julie London

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/cry-me-a-river-2/

* Gary Bartz

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/blue-note-milano-15/

John Coltrane Week: David Crosby hears John Coltrane live

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/david-crosby-hears-john-coltrane-live/
 

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Jazz Birthdays: Bud Powell, Red Rodney

* Bud Powell

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/get-happy/

* Red Rodney

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/tribute-to-bird/
 

Interview with Alexis Cole of JazzVoice.org

Interview with Alexis Cole of JazzVoice.org


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– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Music credit: The Jazz on the Tube podcast theme song is “Mambo Inferno” performed by The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria from the CD ¡Que Viva Harlem!