Tag: jazz

Wynton Marsalis

I can’t believe that in over three years of blogging I’ve written barely a word about one of the most prominent, significant jazzmen of his generation. Time to correct that. Bio below is based on info from Marsalis’ website and Wikipedia.  “Music is music, and … Continue reading Wynton Marsalis

Gato Barbieri – Jazz Saxophonist Extraordinaire

Wikipedia: “Leandro “Gato” Barbieri (28 November 1932 – 2 April 2016) was an Argentine jazz tenor saxophonist who rose to fame during the free jazz movement in the 1960s and is known for his Latin jazz recordings of the 1970s. His nickname, Gato, is Spanish for ‘cat.’” Barbieri was for a while a member of … Continue reading Gato Barbieri – Jazz Saxophonist Extraordinaire

Le Jazz Hot

This is actually one of my three-song sets but I figured if I said it in pidgin French you wouldn’t notice it. (Pictured – Ella Fitzgerald.)  Wikipedia: “Nat Adderley (November 25, 1931 – January 2, 2000) was an American jazz trumpeter. He was the younger brother of saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, … Continue reading Le Jazz Hot