Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Sullivan, who turns 85 in May, was a longtime colleague of Red’s since the early 50s and co-led the Red Rodney/Ira Sullivan Quintet during the 80s recording a handful of critically acclaimed records while touring extensively throughout the US.
Beside Sullivan, the tribute will feature some of New York’s finest musicians including trumpeter John Bailey, pianist Dave Kikoski, bassist Ed Howard and drummer Tony Pinciotti. Showtimes on Wednesday, April 22 are at 8 pm & 10 pm and on Thursday, April 23 at 9 pm and 11 pm. For reservations, please call (212) 477-9462 or visit Zinc Bar.
A brilliant jazz improviser who performed with the swing bands of Jimmy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Woody Herman, and Benny Goodman before joining (1949-51) Charlie Parker’s bebop quintet, Red Rodney, distinguished by his flaming red hair, was also the first white bebop trumpeter. His innovative playing style was marked by his brilliant technique and purity of tone.
Unfortunately, like many jazz musicians of his generation, his career was cut short due to drugs. Broke and desperate, he later ran afoul of the law by impersonating an Army General and stealing $10,000 from the Atomic Energy Commission along with some secret documents. This landed him in jail where he spent three years.
But after a long absence from the stage, Rodney made a triumphant comeback in the early 70s returning to his former glory as a skilled balladeer and later reconnecting with his erstwhile bandmate Ira Sullivan. Their collaboration led to a fruitful and much-heralded association during the 80s releasing five albums and garnering a 1982 Grammy nomination for the album Sprint.
In 1988, Rodney served as a consultant on director Clint Eastwood’s film Bird on the life of Charlie Parker and also performed on its soundtrack. Rodney continued recording and touring into the early 90s with various bands and was inducted into the Down Beat Hall of Fame in 1990.
On May 27, 1994, Red Rodney died of lung cancer. His death marked the end of an era as he was one of the last living links to Charlie Parker and bebop.
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Published on Mar 29, 2015
Watch this mesmerizing & soulful version of My Funny Valentine (aka My Funky Valentine) as award winning vocalist Allan Harris' brandy baritone is accompanied by the ever funky B3 organ playing of Pascal Le Boeuf.
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Three Jazz Pianists, A Generation After Apartheid
Millennial musicians are reshaping the South African jazz scene in a culture of open exchange. Hear from pianists Nduduzo Makhathini, Kyle Shepherd and Bokani Dyer.
|JAZZ NIGHT IN AMERICA: THE RADIO PROGRAM|
Behind The SFJAZZ Collective's Original Approach To Joe Henderson
For this season, each member of the all-star octet representing the San Francisco jazz institution wrote a new piece for the band, and rearranged a work by a saxophone master.
|MARIAN MCPARTLAND'S PIANO JAZZ|
Dardanelle Hadley On Piano Jazz
In this Piano Jazz session from 1984, Hadley shows off her chops in "All The Things You Are" and duets with host Marian McPartland in "It's Delovely."
|JAZZ NIGHT IN AMERICA: WEDNESDAY NIGHT WEBCASTS|
Ingrid Jensen And Steve Treseler Play Kenny Wheeler
The late, distinctively melodic jazz trumpeter and composer Kenny Wheeler was quietly influential to generations of musicians. From the Pacific Northwest, two acolytes reimagine his catalog.
Posted by Claudio Cavalcanti at Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
Wednesday April 1, 2015 8.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Winard Harper Group
Drummer Winard Harper featuring Tada Unno, Vuyo Sotashe, Anthony Ware, Randall Heywood, and Vincent DuPont - bass.
Hyatt Hotel - 2 Albany St. New Brunswick, NJ
Thursday April 2, 2015 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Adam Larson Quartet
Saxophonist Adam Larson featuring Steven Feifke - keyboard, Martin Nevin - bass and Jason Burger - drums.
Hotoke, 350 George St. New Brunswick, NJ
First Friday April 3, 2015 10.00 pm - 1.00 am
New Brunswick Groove Fusion
Bandleader trombonist Matt Echols, with Mike Bond -keys, John Morrison - guitar, Ross Garlow - bass, Oliver Santana - alto sax - bass, Mike Winnicki - percussion and Abel Tabares - drums.
Destination Dogs - 101 Paterson St. New Brunswick, NJ
Tuesday April 7, 2015 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Dan Giannone Group
Drummer Dan Giannone with Matt Echols - trombone, Mike Noordzy - bass, Luciano Minetti - keyboard and John Nunez - guitar.
Jam session at 9.30!
Tumulty's Pub - 361 George St. New Brunswick, NJ
Thursday April 9, 2015 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Joe Magnarelli Quartet
Trumpeter Joe Mags and his quartet.
Hotoke, 350 George St. New Brunswick, NJ
Saturday April 11, 2015 9.00 pm - 2.00 am
NBJP 5th Anniversary Party
Our All Star Band featuring Mark Gross - sax, Tanya Darby - trumpet, David Gibson - trombone, Akiko Tsuruga - organ and Jerome Jennings - drums.
Complementary buffet 9.00 to 11.00. Cash bar.
Brunswick Ballroom Hyatt Hotel - 2 Albany St. New Brunswick, NJ
Posted by Claudio Cavalcanti at Monday, March 30, 2015
Willi (cut track). Dark Magus is a live album by jazz artist Miles Davis recorded at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 30, 1974.
Miles Davis organ,
electric trumpet with Wah Wah.
Daughter of the legendary producer Joe Gracey and singer song-writer Kimmie Rhodes, Goodnight was born in Austin, Texas into a world-wide showbiz life. She began her career as an actress, performing in pieces including “Footloose,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Way of the World,” “Small Town Girl,” “Hillbilly Heaven,” and “Parade.” A ravishing member of the illustrious Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue, it’s no surprise that this sultry red-head was awarded “Best Tease” and “Audience Choice” at the Texas Burlesque Festival and is the 2012 2nd runner up for Miss Viva Las Vegas.
In love with the beauty of another era, she pursued a career as a pin up model, beginning in Rockabilly Magazine and later featuring in Retro Lovely, Pin Curl Magazine, Bachelor Pad, Pin Up Playing Cards, Texas Women with Texas Tattoos, and The Austin Post.
Currently, Jolie croons with her jazz band, performs burlesque as a member of the Jigglewatts, and will soon release her debut November 22nd.