McCoy Tyner : 1938-2020

The first jazz album that really re-wired my brain was McCoy Tyner’s The Real McCoy. I’d been listening to jazz here and there over the years, but it wasn’t till 2008 when I bought my turntable that I’d made a concerted effort to really dive deep into records by Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk […]

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John Coltrane’s Unreleased ‘Blue World’ Drops September 27th; Listen To Title Track

Since John Coltrane’s untimely death in 1967 we’ve been given a plethora of unreleased music by the jazz master and innovator. With all of the sessions Coltrane had recorded throughout the 50s and 60s there was bound to be some things that never saw the light of day. The amount of records released by John […]

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F*&#$!g Epic

So I’ve been nibbling here and there on Kamasi Washington’s The Epic for close to a year now. It’s one of those albums that I think you have to take in a little at a time, otherwise you’ll get that heavy musical bloat and maybe not go back to it for fear of feeling uneasy […]

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Friday Night Jazz

It’s back. What’s that? Well Friday night, that’s what. Strange how five days goes by quicker than four. I worked all week with no days off and it seemed to fly by in comparison to last week(I was off last Tuesday with a sick kid.) Still, I welcome thee Friday evening. I’m always glad to […]

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Ole. Okay?

Technically my week-long sabbatical from work is over. It’s Friday evening, 6:38pm to be exact, and this would now be considered just another Friday night. But fear not, I’m not letting technicalities bring me down. No way, pal. The big cold shoulder from Mother Nature is on it’s way, and she’s making it extra cold. […]

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Giants on my front porch

When I got home from work I saw a couple square packages waiting on the front porch. Oh boy! My recent Discogs purchases arrived! As you may or may not recall, I’ve been on a real jazz kick lately. I’ve been perusing back catalogs of some of my favorite guys; Davis, Coltrane, Monk, Winklehammer. So […]

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Drift Away

So I’m in a ramblin’ kind of mood this evening.  The kids are at their perspective pals abodes, my wife is at work earning some dough, and White Hills’ Stolen Stars Left For No One is spinning at the moment.  I gotta say, that was the best $13 I’ve spent in a long time(well, the […]

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Coltrane kind of weekend

It’s October, folks. Yep.  Gray, overcast skies.  Cool, brisk air that picks up and blows pine needles from their tree-top perches to my green grass and curling shingles on my roof.  It’s football weather(if you’re into that sort of thing) and burning leaves weather.  It’s that time of year where all I wanna do is […]

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