Lou Reed was one of those artists I’ve had enormous respect for even if I didn’t listen to him 24/7. But last week I picked up Lou Reed on the Spotify radio feed. What an influence he had on contemporary acoustic — lyrics and sound as poetry. Little did I know he would be dead […]
Lest we forget what Labor Days is really about. (Most countries recognize Labor Day May 1.) Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to […]
Yes, Edward Kennedy Ellington was a teenager in Washington, DC. He played music at parties. He attended Armstrong High School. He had a job at the Griffith Stadium. He was a visual artist as well as a musician. And he had friends. He had a best friend named Edgar McEntree. The two young men took […]
You could play probably a span of 50 years of me playing St. Louis Blues, and most of the time it will be different every time. Dave Brubeck
Every 4 years pundits wonder what Latinos or Hispanics are thinking. Every year from September 15 – October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month reminds us to remember and celebrate the history and culture. A great day in Zaire in 1974 — the Fania All Stars with Celia Cruz.