Month: February 2023

In Memoriam: Joey DeFrancesco

My introduction to Joey’s music was in 1995 when I was given his Live at the 5 Spot CD as a Christmas gift and immediately … Read More “In Memoriam: […]

In Memoriam: Eric Jackson

On the night of July 17, 1987, the 20th anniversary of John Coltrane’s passing, I listened (as I frequently did in those days) to Eric … Read More “In Memoriam: […]

In Memoriam: Ron Miles

I was living in Seattle and my manager received a cassette from someone named Ron Miles. I had no idea who he was. He had … Read More “In Memoriam: […]

In Memoriam: James Mtume

Mtume, whom I affectionately called “Tumes,” was in my uncle Miles Davis’s band. Whenever the band would come through Chicago, I would come backstage and … Read More “In Memoriam: […]

Libby York Dreamland (OA2)

Libby York has been on the scene for a while, but for those who haven’t yet encountered her music, her fifth album Dreamland makes an … Read More “Libby York […]