Correspondence: Philadelphia

As usual, things are happening in jazz in Philadelphia, the town that produced John Coltrane, Ray Bryant, Red Rodney, the Heath brothers, Richie Kamuca, Christian McBride, Joe Venuti, Shirley Scott, Jaleel Shaw, Luckey Roberts, Mary Ann McCall, Kenny Barron, Benny Golson, Philly Joe Jones and several Eubankses, to name perhaps ten-percent of the important players from that city. Rifftides reader Oliver Wunsch reports on a new development. I wanted to share a new site we JUST launched here at … [Read more...]

Compatible Quotes: Philadelphia

In Boston they ask, How much does he know? In New York, How much is he worth? In Philadelphia, Who were his parents? -- Mark Twain The streets are safe in Philadelphia, it's only the people that make them unsafe.--Frank Rizzo Yes, I'd like to see Paris before I die. Philadelphia will do.-- W.C. Fields in My Little Chickadee  Here lies W. C. Fields. I would rather be living in Philadelphia. -- Epitaph Fields proposed for himself … [Read more...]