Month: October 2013

Clark Terry: Heart…Soul…Class

Making the simple complicated is commonplace. Making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. Charles Mingus To me, Clark Terry is the Johnny Hodges of the trumpet, one of the few brass players of whom it may be truly said

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Jimmie Rodgers, Louis Armstrong and Johnny Cash—Borderless Music From American Patriots

America’s greatest gift to the world is our music. An iconic, original conception; a polyglot of many cultures—a paradigm for our ongoing democratic experiment. And at this critical juncture in our history, when a group of embittered wing-nuts and evangelical

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Baby Dodds–Playing For The Benefit Of The Band

Now each man has a solo, I gives him a different beat. It may sound to someone that’s listening close by the same, but it’s not. I would say it’s a different sound to it, because I gives every man

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