Where the great musicians come from

Before you get your knickers in knot that “this isn’t jazz”, keep in mind that very, very, very few great jazz musicians started out playing jazz.

However, many started their musical “careers” as surprisingly young children, often playing with their families.

It’s a missing chapter of what I call Jazz Reality History.

We don’t have footage of Louis Armstrong singing with his quartet on street corners (his description: “the best boy group in New Orleans.”)

We don’t have a recording of Lester Young playing drums in his father’s band…or Eddie Durham playing with his brothers in San Marcos, Texas…or Charlie Haden singing on the Haden Family Radio Hour at the age of two.

So we have to use our imaginations.

Meanwhile, thanks to the magic of consumer video and Youtube we can get a glimpse of what this magic is like in real life.

By the way, in case they didn’t teach you in school – and they probably didn’t – music is love.

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– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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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
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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.”



– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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11/30 – 12/06: Jazz on the Tube Weekly Review

Monday, November 30, 2020

Jazz Birthdays: Jack Sheldon

* Jack Sheldon

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/dont-get-around-much-anymore-3/

NEW – Dave Brubeck – With Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan – 1971

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/with-paul-desmond-and-gerry-mulligan-1971/

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Jazz Birthdays: Jimmy Lyons, Jaco Pastorius

* Jimmy Lyons

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/never/

* Jaco Pastorius

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/live-at-the-montreal-jazz-festival-2/

Review: LIVE – Damani & Vadia

Video link: https://www.jazzonthetube.com/damani-rhodes/

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Jazz Birthdays: Wynton Kelly

* Wynton Kelly

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/walkin-the-theme-2/

Review: LIVE – Dan Nimmer

Video link: https://www.jazzonthetube.com/dan-nimmer/

Thursday, December 03, 2020

NEW – Illinois Jacquet, Dexter Gordon, Arnett Cobb, Buddy Tate and Budd Johnson: “North Sea Jazz Festival – 1979”

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/north-sea-jazz-festival-1979/

Review: LIVE – Daniel Zamir & Nitzan Bar

Video link: https://www.jazzonthetube.com/daniel-zamir-nitzan-bar/

Friday, December 04, 2020

Jazz Birthdays: Jim Hall, Eddie Heywood, Cassandra Wilson

* Jim Hall

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

* Eddie Heywood

* Cassandra Wilson

Review: LIVE – Davina Sowers

Video link: https://www.jazzonthetube.com/davina-sowers/

Saturday, December 05, 2020

NEW – Wayne Shorter: “Beauty and the Beast – 1986”

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/beauty-and-the-beast-1986/

Review: LIVE – Dawn Clement

Video link: https://www.jazzonthetube.com/dawn-clement/

Sunday, December 06, 2020

Jazz Birthdays: Dave Brubeck, Steve Swell, Miroslav Vitous

* Dave Brubeck

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/in-your-own-sweet-way/

* Steve Swell

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/happy-birthday-steve-swell/

* Miroslav Vitous