The Color Wheel, by Ethan Helm
Ethan Helm’s tune, “The Color Wheel” was inspired by the way that the colors of a pinwheel blend as it spins in the wind – like jazz, which takes grooves and harmonic colors–from blues, European classical music, Latin-American music, and pop –and blends them into something unique and beautiful. | Read more>>
Clifford the Big Brown Dog
“CLIFFORD THE BIG BROWN DOG.” Nico Sarbanes says that “Clifford the Big Brown Dog” is an homage to Clifford Brown, trumpeter of the 1950s, a hard-bop vibe in the mode of Lee Morgan and the Blue Note era. | Read more>>
Greetings, Members of the Baltimore Jazz Alliance:
The Baltimore Jazz Alliance is an all-volunteer, grassroots organization, and volunteers plan and carry out all its activities and programs. To continue as a creative and dynamic organization, the BJA needs new blood – new people with new insights, experiences, ideas, and expertise. | Read more>>
BALTIMORE | Read more>>: An historic jazz event happens this Sunday October 27, starting at 5pm, at the Caton Castle in Baltimore. It is the release party for a CD celebrating the music of Wilfred “Mickey” Fields, who died in 1995. (NOTE: there is still time to contribute to the Kickstarter site for production of this CD.)
Fields was a Baltimore-area jazz saxophonist, a local legend who although highly regarded by musicians nation-wide, preferred to remain in Baltimore.
by Rusty Hassan.
Houston Person’s Big Beautiful Sound | Read more>>
Houston Person is certainly carrying on the tradition of the big tenor sound created by his early influences Illinois Jacquet and Gene Ammons. Although he has recorded prolifically and traveled extensively, he still, as the cliché goes, deserves wider recognition.