Monthly Archives: December 2016
Happy 79th Birthday, Art Neville!
Arthur Lanon “Art” Neville (born December 17, 1937) is an American singer, songwriter and keyboardist from New Orleans. Neville is a part of one of the notable musical families of New Orleans, the Neville Brothers. He is a founding member … Continue reading
The Hendrix/Davis connection: real jazz/rock at it’s finest
No, this isn’t an unreleased recording of Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. One of the great tragedies in modern music was the potential recording session between the Electric Gypsy and the Prince of Darkness. Davis said in his 1990 autobiography that … Continue reading
Avant Garde “Out To Lunch” by Eric Dolphy
1964 was a great year for cutting-edge jazz records like Albert Ayler’s Spiritual Unity, John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme and Andrew Hill’s Point of Departure. But none sounds as far ahead of its time as Eric Dolphy’s masterpiece Out to … Continue reading