Sunday, March 15, 2009
An Online Encyclopedia of Jazz Artists!
This is what Al Gore invented the internet for! Jazz.com is hosting an Encyclopedia of Jazz Artists, edited by Lewis Porter. I discovered it about twenty minutes ago, but it looks like a dream come true. Long entries on every jazzman I ever heard of. The music is the thing, but it's wonderful to get to know a little bit about the thumbs and elbows of the fellow playing the horn.
Today I downloaded a couple of discs by Clark Terry. Here is the entry for Terry. And here is a sample of his work:
Memories of Duke is a great work. Joe Pass is on guitar, Jack Wilson on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Frank Severino on drums. Love it or leave it.