Jazz: Such A Flexible Category

Sgt. Pepper

With the following preamble, Rifftides reader and retired Toronto jazz broadcaster Ted O’Reilly called our attention to an innovation in his former profession. ...Hawkins, Basie, Gillespie, Ornette -- all those old guys -- later. Here’s important JAZZ to learn about. This news release from a Canadian jazz radio station is what caught Mr. O’Reilly’s attention: DECONSTRUCTING SGT. PEPPER WITH SCOTT FREIMAN JAZZ.FM91 announces a new pop culture initiative, the … [Read more...]

One Whom The Murderer Took Away

Ana & Isaiha

Following yesterday’s post, blogger Richard Kamins of Hartford, Connecticut, forwarded a Facebook message from one of his readers, whose name is Sarah Lee. The video that accompanies the message is of Ana Grace and her brother Isaiah. The 6-year-old daughter of saxophonist Jimmy Greene was one of 26 people shot and killed in Friday’s school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. ♥RIP Ana Grace Márquez-Greene...Ana's mom Nelba was part of my masters program. They just recently moved to the … [Read more...]