Jazz Birthdays June 6 – 12

…(1942) June 8: Bill Watrous (1939) June 9: Les Paul (1916), Kenny Barron (1943), Mick Goodrick (1945) June 10: Dicky Wells (1907-1985), Gary Thomas (1961), Charnett Moffett (1967) June 11:……Read More

Shilts: See What Happens

…his CD with session players from DTTB, enlists keyboardist Mick Wilson as co-writer and producer and lets it all hang out on his debut CD, from hand claps, brass blasts……Read More

Jacqui Naylor: Shelter

…first among jazz covers, Naylor serves up a sensationally sexy rendition of the Rolling Stones’ “Miss You” that captures the lyric’s predatory hunger even better than the pouty, strutting Mick….…Read More

Vernon Reid: Mistaken Identity

Vernon Reid: Mistaken Identity

…Pheeroan akLaff. Reid would eventually solidify the group as an all-male quartet and release 1988’s partially Mick Jagger-produced Vivid (Epic), the album that made the band a suburban rock phenomenon….…Read More

King Ernest Baker: King of Hearts

…like the Otis Redding-styled ballad “Better Days,” penned by Mick Jagger and Jimmy Rip. His reading of Charlie Musselwhite’s “Long As I Have You” recalls vintage Bobby Blue Bland while……Read More

High Notes: Jazz and Drugs in the 21st Century

High Notes: Jazz and Drugs in the 21st Century

…Vineberg was better known as a session sideman for an array of high-profile pop acts-David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Wyclef Jean-than for any notable contribution to jazz, his sole leader credit……Read More

Jim Hall:  The Emperor of Cool

Jim Hall: The Emperor of Cool

…felt that John Scofield, Bill Frisell, John Abercrombie, Mick Goodrick, and myself all have a particular relationship to what Jim hit upon in terms of phrasing and dynamics. Yet at……Read More

Mike Stern: New Label, New CD in 2004

…appearance from Béla Fleck, who adds his banjo to the CD’s title track. Stern, a former student under both Pat Metheny and Mick Goodrick, has brought his virtuoso experimental guitar……Read More