assaf

Possibly the most sensitive guitarist I have listened to this year. Assaf leads a trio consisting of Ehud Ettan (Bass) and Ronen Itzik (drums) playing a mix of standards and Assaf’s compositions on this, his third album, Naked.. The standards include: Long Ago and Far Away; Someday My Prince Will Come and When Will The…

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. AllMusic’s Scott Yanow wrote, “Dizzy Gillespie’s contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time (some would say the best), Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries…

robert

Birth name Robert David Grusin Born June 26, 1934 (age 80) Littleton, Colorado, United States Occupation(s) Composer, arranger, musician Instruments Piano Labels GRP Records Robert David “Dave” Grusin (born June 26, 1934) is an American composer, arranger and pianist. Grusin has composed many scores for feature films and television, and has won numerous awards for his…

The following is about the Universal Record Company that owns the rights to the great Verve label and how they possibly have demoted it without any affection for the artistic value. Hope you find it interesting.  By Ray Purslow How Verve Records Got Gutted The record label of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald just got…

Acid jazz, also known as club jazz, is a musical genre that combines elements of jazz, soul, funk, disco and hip hop. Acid jazz originated in the London club scene of the mid-1980s in the rare groove movement and spread to the US, Japan, Eastern Europe and Brazil. Major acts in-cluded Brand New Heavies, Incognito,…