AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Added by Phat Man Dee on May 27, 2011 at 6:44pm — No Comments
Does anyone have any info on Max Adkins. He is mentioned prominently in Henry Mancini's biography but I've found very little else. I'm looking for any info at all.....like where he was born, where he studied and whether or not he was married,...had kids,...and any definite connections to Mary Lou Williams, Billy Strayhorn or any one else
I visited the August Wilson culture centre last nite and caught Grady Tate. He scatted his can off. A consumate musician.
Impressions? (personal)...Humphries on tubs was his usual driving, tasty percussionist. The best in town. Paul Thompson really blew. I mean, fine changes, great time and...lots of heart. A quality all too absent today. Blake on Alto was solid. He's dependable...usually brings "something to the table" The lady from N Y C, on piano, did a creditable job. …Continue