Aug 30, 2016
What seems a lifetime ago, I had the opportunity to serve on a panel to award grant money from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts to musical applicants. My group reviewed instrumental music, and one of the members of the panel was none other than Anthony Braxton. For those who are unfamiliar with the name, Mr....
Aug 17, 2016
Bobby Hutcherson, a vibraphonist whose adventurous, harmonically
challenging playing in the 1960s made him one of the most
influential jazz musicians on his instrument, died Aug. 15 at his
home in Montara, California at the age of 75. The cause was
A major player in the halcyon days of Blue Note Records,...
Aug 16, 2016
It's summer in New England, so why not some summer themed music for these lazy, hot days? Today is August 16th, the feast day of Saint Roch, the patron saint of Dogs, so why not celebrate the "Dog Days"?
The Romans referred to the dog days as diēs caniculārēs and associated the hot weather with the star Sirius. They...
Aug 16, 2016
Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sergio Pereira starting playing acoustic guitar (violao) at the age of 8 years old, influenced by his older brother who helped him play his first chords and the bossa-nova giants at the time - Joao Gilberto, Tom Jobim, and, Marcus Valle. Growing up in Rio in the 60’s and...