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Home from the gig...

Just returned home from a great gig with my friend the guitarist, Steve LaMattina. I once told another good friend of mine, Jimmy Hill, that what I'm going to dislike the most about dying is not being able to play…

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The Nod

One of the first jazz concerts I booked for the Music Conservatory of Westchester back in the early 1990's featured the late Buddy Tate.  Buddy was elderly, but he still had a beautiful sound on his tenor sax and he…

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Jazz is like...

Some judge once said that he couldn't really define pornography, but he knew it when he saw it.  That's how I feel about jazz.  I know it when I hear it.  Jazz is very hard to describe to people who…

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Wynton's Mom

Today on WNYC AM Radio I listened to Wynton Marsalis being interviewed about his early days and his career.  He's been head of the Lincoln Center Jazz Program for 25 years.  That's amazing.  Anyway, the interview was very moving.  We…