Much of the @montereyjazzfestival success formula has been built on the masters who helped lay the groundwork of this fabulous art form. Looking forward to tonight, when @chrmcbride will host a special MJF Tribute to one of those most-deserving greats from the past, legendary bassist Ray Brown. Note: Also, if you’re attending this year, come say hello on Sunday at 2pm at the merch tent, I’ll be selling signed copies of my new book.
📷: Ray Brown, 1975
Fall is in the air and we’re hunkering down at @cbc_music to bring you the best in Jazz from coast to coast. Have I ever shared how much I love working with my producer, Lauren Hancock??? She’s the mind behind the music and I learn so much from her, even when she’s on the other side of the glass. (👋🏻 Lauren!) I’m doubly blessed to have the input of @cbc vet Sonia Arab, too. (I’ll have to catch a photo of her the next time...) // Full playlists in comments below // original 📸 from Nov ‘17 #latergram
Yardbird Suite Repost Parker 1946. Apologies for a possible deletion from an Instagram app. Working the solo in a Bebop style. I’m playing my Les Paul on this one. Hope everyone enjoys it:). #jazz#jazzmusic#jazzguitar#jazzguitarist @halebushlowguitar
Stan Getz and Oscar Peterson only recorded together once and the resulting album makes you wish they had collaborated more. All the players on this session had some real musical chemistry. I think I got this beat up copy for a buck or two rather than the 50 cent price on the cover. No matter, this one was well worth the extra pocket change. #beatuprecords#stangetz#oscarpeterson#raybrown#herbellis#ververecords#jazzvinyl
Racer entry: as some of you may of noticed in the last post, yes, the Ray Brown roadster is getting pulled out of its cozy museum home at the Peterson to do some battle down the strip at #santamargaritaranch will be amazing to see this historic car compete for the title. #rpmnationals#hopuplive#hamb#raybrown
The Ray Brown revival continues! I have been loving going back through my old Ray transcriptions. With this one I’m blown away by the Bach-like clarity and sense of inevitability of his lines (and of course his very personal phrasing and swing)! First person to name the song gets a cookie. Go! #bass#raybrown