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|Coltrane at the Newport Jazz Festival
Take a trip back in time - courtesy of - to hear John Coltrane's quintet at the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival. Coltrane made an appearance at the 1965 edition of the festival with his quartet, (McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones) but the band captured finds Alice Coltrane at the piano, Rashied Ali on drums, and the additional tenor saxophone of Pharoah Sanders. There's also an excellent essay by Bill Milkowski providing some background on the festival and the musicians.
is legendary concert promoter Bill Graham, and the website features an archive of material by artists such as Miles Davis, Ray Charles and the Mahavishnu Orchestra -- not to mention Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa!
|The Drummer Stays in the Picture
The interviewed Chico Hamilton recently about his role in the 1957 film starring Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis. The legendary drummer's quintet including Paul Horn, Fred Katz, and "guitarist" Steve Dallas (Martin Milner), make several on-screen appearences, and Chico has a couple of lines of dialog as well. John Pisano is the guitarist behind-the-scenes, although his hands are briefly featured playing the instrument in the film during the night club sequences. You can also catch a quick glimpe of several other musicians in the course of an on-screen jam session.
|Mostly Bop is now on iTunes!
, one of my online stations, has recently been added to the iTunes Radio Directory (Open iTunes, click on "Radio" in the top left-hand corner. Then open the "Jazz" directory and double-click on "Mostly Bop"). From Bird and Diz to Miles and Trane -- Tune in to hear Bebop, Hard Bop & Cool Jazz from the likes of Bird, Diz, Miles, Trane, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz and more!