In praise of Jack Conte – “Professional Musicians React”

We’re living in a golden age of music education.

There’s never been a time in history when so much quality education was available to so many people.

One of the people who’s made a major contribution to this is Jack Conte, founder of Patreon.

Patreon is a service that allows artists of all kinds – including musicians and music educators – to not only share quality info but also make a living from their work.

As if that wasn’t enough, Jack hosts one of the best music shows on the Internet: “Professional Musicians React.”

He and his colleagues cover the entire gamut of music.

In this episode he and two special guests talk about the art of two of the great singers. (Not strictly a jazz topic, but this episode will change the way you listen to singers for the rest of your life.)

Enjoy!

“The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanks Jack.

– Ken McCarthy
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Hidden in plain sight – The genius of Johnny Costa

Here’s a jazz riddle for you…

He was revered by giants of the keyboard like Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum.

His music probably had more TV airtime than any other jazz musician in history.

I’m going to guess not 1 out of 100 jazz fans can name him.

If want to hear some incredible piano work, get the Mr. Roger DVDs and listen to the beginning and end of every show.

It’s always different and always amazing.

A smart jazz record label would make a multi-CD package out of it.

– Ken McCarthy
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Barry Harris – I Want to be Happy (2012)

We will never see another like him again.

Here he is at a house party with some students and friends.

I could complain about the camera work, but a 10 carat diamond in a paper bag is still a 10 carat diamond and I have boundless gratitude to the person who captured and shared this.

The Best Thing for You

What was Barry up to

If you’re a jazz musician or a piano player. A very clear introduction to Barry’s highly evolved approach to the piano.

– Ken McCarthy
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Arthur Rhames and Stanley Jordan c. 1980

The year: 1980 (I think)
Location: Princeton, NJ

I brought Arthur Rhames to Princeton, NY to perform with Stanley Jordan.

Stanley was 20 years old (as was I.) Arthur was 22.

Rhames on tenor. Jordan on guitar. Jimmy Allington on drums. Dan Krimm on bass. I don’t hear him on this, but Gary Monheit was on keyboards.

Jimmy had the presence of mind to drop a tape in the soundboard and I’ve been praying that someday it would turn up.

Thanks to the magic of the Internet, here it is.

More about the late, great Arthur Rhames (October 25, 1957 – December 27, 1989) who was a triple threat on reeds, guitar and piano.

Another clip from the concert

The black and white photos of young Arthur and Stanley were taken at the concert by Beth Cummins who introduced me to Arthur.

– Ken McCarthy
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12/20 – 12/26: Jazz on the Tube Weekly Review

Monday, December 20, 2021

NEW – Jane Bunnett – The Spirits Of Havana – 2010

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/the-spirits-of-havana-2010/

NEW – The Yellowjackets – Spirit Of The West – 2011

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/spirit-of-the-west-2011/
 

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Jazz Birthdays: John Hicks, Alex Blake

* John Hicks

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/john-hicks/

* Alex Blake

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/solo-2/

NEW – Benny Waters – Besame Mucho – 1998

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/besame-mucho-1998/
 

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Jazz Birthdays: John Patitucci

* John Patitucci

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/ides-of-march/

NEW – Dave Douglas – Wake Up Claire – 2015

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/wake-up-claire-2015/
 

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Jazz Birthdays: Chet Baker, Frank Morgan

* Chet Baker

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/love-for-sale/

* Frank Morgan

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/all-the-things-you-are-4/

NEW – Delfeayo Marsalis – Autumn Leaves – 2014

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/autumn-leaves-2014/
 

Friday, December 24, 2021

Jazz Birthdays: Ray Bryant, Woody Shaw, Jabbo Smith, Hank Crawford

* Ray Bryant

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/jazz-session-2/

* Woody Shaw

Video link:

* Jabbo Smith

* Hank Crawford

Christmas music

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/merry-christmas-from-jazz-on-the-tube/
 

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Jazz Birthdays: Cab Calloway, Don Alias, Don Pullen, Jim Robinson, Oscar Moore

* Cab Calloway

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/kickin-the-gong-around/

* Don Alias

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/interview-with-a-percussionist/

* Don Pullen

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/el-matador/

* Jim Robinson

* Oscar Moore

Bird plays “White Christmas”

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/white-christmas/
 

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Jazz Birthdays: John Scofield

* John Scofield

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/blue-matter/
 

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