Today is Ruby Braff's birthday anniversary. The cornetist was born in Boston in 1927. Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, and Lester Young were his heroes. By most accounts Ruby was a prickly personality, but on all accounts he was ...
Back in the day, a magazine article highlighting the longevity of an esteemed group of Boston Brahmins asked one of the octogenarians, it may have been Samuel Eliot Morison, how it was that they managed to live such long and productive lives.
The Bill Charlap Trio will be at the Regatta Bar in Cambridge on March 21-22 and the Iron Horse in Northampton on the 23rd. This is mildly reassuring, but how is it that this genius of jazz piano hasn’t made a trio record in the U.S. since 2006?
Charles Cajori, who died on December 1 at the age of 92, was one of the last of what constituted the 2nd generation of Abstract Expressionist artists. Born in Palo Alto in 1921, grandson of the renowned mathematician Florian Cajori, Charles grew up in Philadelphia
My interest in New Orleans music ramped up to infatuation on July 3, 1973, when I heard Professor Longhair for the first time in Central Park. The event still stands as the single greatest unanticipated musical discovery of my life.