Sidelined by lung disease, our greatest living jazz musician longs for the stage and ponders the nature of existence
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on September 9, 2016 at 1:02am —
from May to December.... but the daze grow short, when you reach September"
And the sweet lyrics of Maxwell Anderson mean as much today as when Kurt Weill put them to music in 1938. My favorite version will always be Billy Eckstein's. Here is a link to hear his incredible performance:
For me.... I hope I get some precious daze with you sometime soon. Continue
My shows that I have lined up are…
Added by Phat Man Dee on September 2, 2016 at 7:23pm —
THE PITTSBURGH SOUND
Thoughts by Nelson E. Harrison, Ph.D.
The jazz tradition in Pittsburgh began in the first decade of the 20th century establishing it as one of the earliest caldrons of… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 31, 2016 at 4:30pm —
After 30 Albums and 3 Recent Prizes, a Jazzman Flirts With the Mainstream
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 29, 2016 at 5:06pm —
Who is WKCR but, more importantly, why listen?
The station's Jazz programming concept is unique. At its foundation is an extensive Jazz archive (on premises), which houses a vast collection of Jazz music, Jazz interviews and Jazz music rarities. (Thelonious Monk's FIRST recording BEFORE he ever recorded is housed in the archive!) The WKCR concept also stresses the importance of nurturing a new Jazz audience. Students involved at KCR are mentored by Jazz experts. The students are… Continue
Added by Melissa Jones on August 26, 2016 at 1:55pm —
WKCR.org can be accessed at:
Go to upper right corner and click "Listen Now"
Also note: WKCR is currently airing the Rudy Van Gelder Memorial Broadcast.
Added by Melissa Jones on August 26, 2016 at 11:49am —
The Lester Young and Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration
Aug. 27, 28,&29
WKCR.org will present continuous, commercial-free radio, celebrating the birth anniversaries of Lester Young and Charlie Parker. Beginning August 27th, the genius of Pres and Bird will be displayed through Jazz rarities, interviews, expert commentary and, of course, their glorious music. Phil Schaap, Jazz historian and… Continue
Added by Melissa Jones on August 24, 2016 at 5:00pm —
We are excited to announce the Ballroom is back open for business!!!
Because of all of your help and support we have been able to make all of the required renovations to the historic Ballroom. It has truly been an amazing turn around, and all of us at James Street… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 22, 2016 at 6:47pm —
Kat Williams said it best..It's Pimpin Pimpin. Among that, rapper Gansta Marcus revises the comedian…
Added by Gansta Marcus on August 4, 2016 at 12:46am —
Interview with Charles McPherson
I’ve had two lessons with Charles McPherson when on tour in San Diego. They have been utterly remarkable. The second one from last fall I taped: Thanks to Charles for allowing this transcription to be published on DTM.
This week Charles is playing at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola Thursday through Sunday. It is a must-see gig for lovers of the…
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on July 29, 2016 at 6:32pm —
For The Glassblock, I am filming solo performers playing two short pieces (1-5 minutes) for a series called Close-Up. The series places two cameras and a two mics in front of a performer to capture the performance.
Here's an example with Alejandro Pinzon.
The series… Continue
Added by David Bernabo on July 27, 2016 at 4:15pm —
Hi everyone, back at the Backstage Bar by popular demand! Friday, July 22, 5 - 7:30 performing music by Stevie Wonder (whom I drummed for back in the day), Steely Dan, Kirk Whalum, etc. Come on out for some great music, food and beverages.
Added by Kai Ballard on July 20, 2016 at 1:43am —
Returning to Road (Difference II Zoom Destello esferizar Inv.Polar)…
Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on July 19, 2016 at 11:53pm —
A new festival celebrates Daphne Oram, Laurie Spiegel and other female synth…
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on July 3, 2016 at 4:49am —
WHEN MUSIC IS VIOLENCE
From trumpets at the walls of Jericho to pop songs as torture in the Iraq War, sound can make an… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on June 30, 2016 at 3:27am —
We're doing it again at Jaki Young's Jazz on the Steps at Carnegie Library, Homewood, this Wednesday, June 8, 5:30 - 7. We will perform music of Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, David Sanborn. It's going to be a wonderful day for music. Come and enjoy.
Added by Kai Ballard on June 6, 2016 at 3:23am —
I hear that some of you are unhappy with the way some things are done on this site. Early in my membership, I too had questions and concerns. I asked Nelson about them and he gladly responded and solved any issues I had here. In part, because of this site and others like it, I find myself performing quite a bit, as some of you know. And I ain't no "monster player" but I get the job done and paid a "fair buck". 'Just sayin'.
I use to get inundated with emails on my cell phone. … Continue
Added by SOUTHSIDE JERRY MELLIX on May 30, 2016 at 3:22pm —
Dr. Bruce Marion's funeral expenses - Let's thank Dr Bruce by bringing this campaign to fruition.
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on May 30, 2016 at 5:00am —
The Afro-American-Music-Institute is having a TWO week MUSIC summer camp from June 28th through July 12th...9am to 3pm . All you have to pay is a registration fee of only $25 dollars for your child and that's it. If your kids already have summer plans then spread the…
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on May 29, 2016 at 3:00am —
Thankfully my entire family was out of town.... no humans were home. While we sadly lost 2 kitties and a pet hamster, my sister, her partner Oliver, my nephews and niece and their housemate were all off at Louie's cabin in Pymatuning. They found out their home was on fire over facebook. I found out when my mother called me while Vinsantos (director of the New Orleans Drag Workshop) was explaining that to… Continue
Added by Phat Man Dee on May 25, 2016 at 4:13pm —