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What’s the most swinging jazz…

I was in the car listening to the radio the other day.  I complain about jazz sometimes having once been a serious jazzhead and semi-serious gigging jazz bassist. But every once in a while I’ll hear some straight ahead combo stuff that is just swingin’.  Swangin’!  I mean, on the money and in the pocket.…

The State of Music

And welcome back to my fictitious radio program, The Future of Music.  It is pledge season here at WSTFY.  We rely on you, the listener, to keep us afloat.  I know times are tough, but whatever you can spare. Not to toot my own horn, no pun intended, but you won’t hear this caliber of…

California Dreamin’

I was in California last week. It was a good trip but different. With the wedding in Roseville, the Monterey Jazz Festival in, er, Monterey and the flight at SFO, there was a lot more traveling and such than socializing.

Yoshi’s Accused of Racism – Gary Young MySpace Blog

Yoshi’s Accused of Racism Category: Music Yes, I’m jumping on the blog bandwagon. THE VANISHING BLOG ENTRY I was going to respond to a blog entry re: the “racism” attributed to Yoshi’s and the Berkeley Jazz Festival (if I have my facts straight, which I may not).  Short version: Yoshi’s released a 10th anniversary CD…