Giant Steps by Ron Wynn June/July Edition Part II

Jazz Conversations

My first introduction to Lazaro Vega was in the mid-90s. I spent two years working as a researcher, reviewer and ultimately first editor of The All Music Guide To Jazz. I stayed in the rather small town of Big Rapids, Michigan. There wasn’t a whole lot to do and I didn’t know many […]

By |July 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Great Albums Concert: Standards – Live at the Village Vanguard by JJ Johnson

The next TJBS Great Albums Concert is set to take place Sunday, August 5th, 2018  in The Lounge at City Winery. This concert highlights J.J. Johnson’s “Standards- Live at the Village Vanguard” lead by trombonist Roland Barber.

Recorded in July 1988 at the renowned Village Vanguard, this set features trombonist J.J. Johnson’s quintet with Ralph […]

By |July 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn June/July Edition Part I

Side 1 – Commentary
A. Black Music Month

June has officially been celebrated as Black Music Month since 1979 when President Jimmy Carter decreed it as THE month of Black music. It was renamed African-American Music Appreciation Month by President Barack Obama in 2009. In one of his final proclamations in 2016, he said, “African-American music and […]

By |July 9th, 2018|0 Comments