Category: Jazz-rock

Herbie Hancock

Alas, the parade of passing rock stars continues. This time it’s Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane. Ironically, the Airplane – along with Herbie Hancock – are receiving a Grammy Special Merit Award. I’ll mourn Kantner’s passing here and talk more about the Airplane later down … Continue reading Herbie Hancock

Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny has for years been one of my favorite jazz guitarists. He has a bright, accessible sound with both a jazz and rock sensibility. I recall reading in Guitar Player magazine years ago that he attended the University of Miami as a student and … Continue reading Pat Metheny

Joni Mitchell

NOTE: I refer below to Joni’s “Free Man in Paris.” I’m writing this post in the aftermath of the Paris terror incident. I feel it’s important to not let terrorists affect anything we say or do. Consider this, in some small way, in part, a … Continue reading Joni Mitchell