Branford Marsalis

Zoot Sims: "Moonlight in Vermont" from his album Zoot Sims- Soprano Sax recorded January 8th and 9th 1976 at RCA Studios
Do you remember the Spike Lee/Michael Jordan (MJ) basketball shoes commercials? Spike as the character Mars Blackmon tirelessly
A Conversation with Marquis Hill Mike Ragogna: So. The Way We Play. Exactly how is the way you play these days? Better yet
According to Sulfur City's Lori Paradis... "The album came together in many different moments. Stolen moments, borrowed moments
Jazz is a unique language, its free form and openness is a statement in itself. It had from the very beginning a contagious effect in the world from 1920's on, mainly thanks to Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.
"I always try to make stuff that affects me and I think that if given the chance, a lot of music that doesn't seem like the formula of what might be a hit would be more popular. There's a lot of great music that doesn't sound like whatever. Everything sounds very dance-y now."
The Big Bang may have been the theme of this year's Watermill Center extravaganza of a summer gala, with its outsized red phalluses, neon ninjas, and popping balloons, but many East End events make big noise.
Grab your ear buds (or better yet, noise-reducing headphones), and get ready for a ride through the year's best songs.
This is not a blog about golf, although the two jazz musicians here in question will tell you their attempts to master the sport require almost as much time and energy as prepping for shows at the world's top music venues.