Giant Steps by Ron Wynn Sept/Oct 2018: Roy Hargrove, Christina Watson Interview

September/ October Column – Part 2
A. Appreciations
1. Roy Hargrove

Trumpeter and bandleader Roy Hargrove brought an individual brilliance and sparkling personality to his music, traits that allowed him to excel in any and all situations. They also enabled him to avoid the in-fighting and concerns over idiomatic purity that have bothered many of his contemporaries. […]

By |November 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Great Albums Concert: Clifford Brown & Max Roach

The album “Clifford Brown and Max Roach” was critically well received and includes several notable tracks, including two that have since become jazz standards. The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 and was included in Jazz: A Critic’s Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings, ranking at #34. New […]

By |November 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn Sept/Oct Part I: Randy Weston, Book Reviews

I- Tributes

A. Randy Weston
It has long been a point of contention in some circles over whether there’s been significant African influences on jazz. Some like Stanley Crouch have long insisted that there’s no connection or ties. But the great pianist, composer and bandleader Randy Weston spent the bulk of his esteemed life refuting that […]

By |November 1st, 2018|0 Comments