08/22 – 08/28: Jazz on the Tube Weekly Review

Monday, August 22, 2022

Jazz Birthdays: Malachi Favors, Chuck Brown

* Malachi Favors


* Chuck Brown


Pres Week: Lester Young: “Mean to Me”


Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Jazz Birthdays: Raul de Souza, Bobby Watson, Bob Crosby, Martial Solal, Terje Rypdal

* Raul de Souza


* Bobby Watson


* Bob Crosby

* Martial Solal

* Terje Rypdal

Pres Week: Lester Young and friends


Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Jazz Birthdays: Claude Hopkins

* Claude Hopkins


Pres Week: Polka Dots and Moonbeams


Thursday, August 25, 2022

Jazz Birthdays: Wayne Shorter, Pat Martino

* Wayne Shorter


* Pat Martino


Pres Week: Lester LIVE


Remembering Creed Taylor (1929-2022)


Friday, August 26, 2022

Jazz Birthdays: Jimmy Rushing, Branford Marsalis, Peter Appleyard

* Jimmy Rushing


* Branford Marsalis


* Peter Appleyard

Remembering Butch Thompson (1943-2022)


Pres Week: On the Sunny Side of the Street


Remembering Joey DeFrancesco (1971-2022)


Saturday, August 27, 2022

Jazz Birthdays: Lester Young, Alice Coltrane, Sonny Sharrock

* Lester Young


* Alice Coltrane


* Sonny Sharrock


Remembering Warren Bernhardt (1938-2022)


Pres Week: Lester Young footage discovered


Sunday, August 28, 2022

Remembering Jaimie Branch (1983-2022)


Jazz Birthdays: Kenny Drew

* Kenny Drew


The Eddie Durham Festival Returns On October 15, 2022

In commemoration of a truly influential musician, The 2022 Eddie Durham Festival resumes on Saturday, October 15th (all day), outdoors in the Eddie Durham Park & Pavilion, within his hometown of San Marcos, Texas.

The stellar lineup includes:

Pamela Hart
(Her performance of “How Glad I Am” is guaranteed to win you over: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX5ITLrFgkY)

Jerry Espinoza
(Here is Jerry’s group in a full concert Live at Monk’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDcnCC7_GYA)

(Listen to the ensemble play Benny Golson’s classic tune Stablemates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVKK9EpWui4), and Eddie Durham’s daughter Topsy Durham will be emceeing!

The street will be blocked off, to accommodate many vendors, and for security reasons.

Support The Eddie Durham Festival (It’s fast, easy, and tax deductible, too!)

The Calaboose African American History Museum (https://www.calaboosemuseum.org/about), which houses the only permanent Eddie Durham exhibit, requires help from music lovers and those who understand the importance of keeping Black American History alive, such as yourself.

Located just a few steps from Eddie Durham Park & Pavilion where the festival will take place, the museum will act as a cooling center from the outdoor heat as well as place for public educational segments to be held.

During the festival you can bring your Eddie Durham books to the Calaboose African American History Museum to get Topsy Durham’s autograph, as well.

Your kind donation is being requested in support of these events.

Please donate whatever amount moves your heart, and consider an annual donation, as the Museum is a 501c3 non-profit org. No amount is too small or too large.

Click this link to donate now: https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=iGrvL9fUljJnimjANgjG7DsonNnUyLCPrinz0sdCWDyB-oInss_F5Skq0vSBjOlgpD7GSL9N9opV6I2E

Share this info far and wide, and mark October 15th, 2022 on your calendar.

For more info:

And here’s Eddie himself, playing electric guitar with The Kansas City Five on “Love Me or Leave Me” (1938):

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Nile Rodgers – The jazzman who created the dance music of the late 70s and 80s

Sonny Rollins says: “All American music comes from jazz.”

Is that hyperbole?

Don’t be so fast to assume that.

Remember the dance music of the late 70s and 80s?

Some love it. some are snobs about it, but the reality is billions of people danced, and continue to dance, to it. It’s now recognized as classic.

Where did it come from?

It’s hard to come to any other conclusion: To a surprisingly large degree it came from the mind and ears of jazz guitarist/songwriter/arranger/producer Nile Rodger.

NOTE: Jim Eigo told me Cecil Taylor used to come to his record store to buy disco albums. Now I know understand why. You can listen this and other amazing tales from the jazz record store business here

A VERY short list of Rodger’s hits (just the tip of the iceberg.)

1. Chic – ‘Good Times’ (1979)
2. Chic – ‘Le Freak’ (1978)
3. David Bowie – ‘Let’s Dance’ (1983)
4. Diana Ross – ‘I’m Coming Out’ (1980)
5. Sister Sledge – ‘Lost in Music’ (1979)
6. Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’ (2013)
7. Duran Duran – ‘The Reflex’ (1984)
8. Madonna – ‘Like a Virgin’ (1984)
9. Chic – ‘I Want Your Love’ (1979)
10. B-52’s – ‘Roam’ (1989)
11. Sister Sledge – ‘We Are Family’ (1979)
12. Daft Punk – ‘Lose Yourself to Dance’ (2013)
13. Diana Ross – ‘Upside Down’ (1980)
14. Sister Sledge – ‘He’s the Greatest Dancer’ (1979)
15. Duran Duran – ‘Notorious’ (1986)
16. INXS – ‘Original Sin’ (1983)
17. Madonna – ‘Material Girl’ (1985)
18. Duran Duran – ‘The Wild Boys’ (1984)
19. Chic – ‘Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)’ (1977)
20. Grace Jones – ‘I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect For You)’ (1986)
21. Carly Simon – ‘Why?’ (1982)
22. Chic – ‘Everybody Dance’ (1977)
23. Disclosure – ‘Together’ (2013)
24. Laurie Anderson – ‘Language is a Virus’ (1986)
25. Fonzi Thornton – ‘I’ll Change My Game’ (1980)

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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How to learn a tune

PAUL THOMPSON – Bassist, educator, and husband from Pittsburgh, PA. Professor of Jazz Bass at West Virginia University and Duquesne University. Adjunct instrumental music teacher at Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 Performing Arts School (PPS). Performances include recording and touring stints with trumpeter Maynard Ferguson and saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. Performance credits include Hubert Laws, Geri Allen, Michael Feinstein, Bob James, Phil Woods, Sean Jones, and Billy Porter, among others. Currently, he can be seen playing around the Pittsburgh area among the region’s rich and diverse musical community.

Click here for Paul’s website

Note: Paul talks about Monk spending an hour learning a single tune. I heard a story that some friends left Bud Powell in the early evening when he was working on “Embraceable You.” When they came back many hours later in the early hours of the morning he was still working on it!

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Ron Carter – 85th Birthday at Carnegie Hall – May 10th

For the Love of Ron
Ron Carter and Friends:
85th Birthday Concert Celebration

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
Presented by Tzedakah 4 All


GRAMMY-winning jazz musician Ron Carter — the most recorded jazz bassist of all-time with over 2,200 individual album credits. Named one of the “10 Greatest Bassists of All-Time” by Rolling Stone

Master of Ceremonies
Lester Holt

Honored Guest & Speaker
Mikio Mori – Ambassador,
Counsul-General of Japan in
New York

NEA Jazz Masters & Speakers
Stanley Clarke
Buster Williams

Appearances by:
Golden Striker Trio
Ron Carter Foursight Quartet
Ron Carter Octet

Special Ticket Promo Code Discount
Dress Circle -10% – RLC38821
Parquet – 25% – RLC38822


– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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