01/14 – 01/20: Jazz on the Tube Weekly Review

Monday, January 14, 2018

Jazz Birthdays: Grady Tate, Allen Toussaint, Billy Butterfield, Kenny Wheeler

* Grady Tate

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/the-jumpin-blues/

* Allen Toussaint

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/southern-nights/

* Billy Butterfield

* Kenny Wheeler

Remembering Alvin Fielder (1935-2019)

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/remembering-alvin-fielder/

Remembering Joseph Jarman (1937-2019)

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/remembering-joseph-jarman/

Tuesday, January 15, 2018

Jazz Birthdays: Gene Krupa, Baikida Carroll

* Gene Read more

Dizzy, Dizzy, Dizzy

The most important jazz musician whoever lived?

That’s a tough call.

But I know who belongs on the short list.

Bebop pioneer and a man who built bridges between the great Afro-American and Afro-Caribbean musical traditions.

A full hour of music (no video)

A playlist assembled by the “Only Jazz and Blues” YouTube channel.


1. Tin Tin Deo
2. … Read more

The cats in Havana – 1977

The year: 1977.

The place: La Habana, Cuba.

President Jimmy Carter thawed the freeze between the United States and Cuba a bit by allowing a boatload of American musicians to travel to Havana to perform with Cuban musicians, the first such officially sanctioned visit since 1961.

Check out the young, very serious and (very thin) Arturo Sandoval and Paquito D’Rivera.… Read more

Honoring giants who passed in 2018


A short list of some of the master musicians who passed in 2019

A Jazz on the Tube playlist

1. Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) – Respect (00:00)
2. Hugh Masekela (1939-2018) – Coal Train (02:25)
3. Bill Watrous (1939-2018) – Nancy With The Laughing Face (12:25)
4. Henry Butler (1949-2018) – Something you got (21:05)
5. Jerry Gonzalez (1949-2018) – … Read more

Our Latin Thing – Nuestra Cosa

A film by Leon Gast (1972)

An excerpt of the review of the DVD re-issue (out of print) from the New York Times:

“EARLY in the salsa documentary “Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa),” a 40th anniversary version of which will be released Tuesday, the master percussionist Ray Barretto is asked what he wants the movie to accomplish. He responds that … Read more