- The late, great Al Jarreau will be immortalized Saturday at the American Jazz Walk of Fame in Kansas City, Mo.
- Five albums Pat Metheny can’t live without
- Book Review: Beneath Missouri Skies: Pat Metheny In Kansas City 1964-1972 at AllAboutJazz
- “Thank you, Earl Klugh: The soundtrack of our meeting and marriage” – a reminiscence by Ralph E. Moore Jr. on AFRO
I’ve posted the fourth in my series of top contemporary jazz recordings of past years. This one is eight of the best-selling artists in 1991, including the debut recordings from Fourplay and Candy Dulfer, some serious funkiness from David Benoit and Eric Marienthal, the Crusaders produced by Marcus Miller and more! Click the image below to immediately listen and spread the word! Thanks for those who have submitted such nice feedback through 8tracks!
MTV is playing videos again! Online, at least at their newly launched mtvmusic.com. I checked it out and – whoa – there are over 100 videos in the jazz category. I wasn’t even expecting a jazz category. There are a lot of Kenny G and Norah Jones videos but also a number of 80s Warner Bros. videos from the likes of Al Jarreau, Bob James, David Sanborn, Michael Franks, George Benson, Quincy Jones, and Miles Davis. Seeing some of these again is kind of a kick. I bet you’ll find some surprises too.
Here’s George Benson and Earl Klugh – Dreamin’: