La La Land. A La La Letdown, and Saving Jazz.

I expected so much more from this critically acclaimed film. Given the accolades it has received, I expected more. Given the stellar cast of talent, I expected more. This is not going to be a complete review of the film. I will let you all judge for yourselves as to what you think of it. […]

Charlie Haden #Bass #Mondayblogs #jazz

As a teen I would spend hours on end reading different articles in Bass Player Magazine. I was spending more time playing regularly just in the neighborhood with a few others. Others who would be doing the same thing some evenings. Sitting in their rooms listening to music and reading the publication of their chosen […]

Charles Mingus – Triumph of the Underdog

Charles Mingus stood for many things. He was just not a musician, composer andĀ bass player. He was an individual voice that spoke loud and clear. When I first read about the work of this great composer and bassist it was in a copy of Bass Player MagazineĀ  which I had lying around a room in […]