Tag: Art Blakey

Horace Silver—The Nitty Gritty

JazzCorner.com is the largest portal for the official websites of hundreds of jazz musicians and organizations, and this week I will be posting some podcast interviews from their Jazz Perspectives and InnerViews podcasts series’.

Horace Silver is a living legend and one of America’s most prolific composers, with standards such as “Song For My Father” and “Sister Sadie.” Today’s JazzCorner.com Innerview was first aired on radio station WRVR on Lois Gilbert’s Jazz Masters series in 1979 and updated for the 2010 Detroit Jazz Festival and the theme of Flame Keepers: Carrying the Torch for Modern Jazz. In this hour-plus long podcast Silver talks us through his entire career and we get to hear a number of fantastic Silver recordings!

Click here to listen to Horace Silver—The Nitty Gritty


Bobby Watson and the Jazz Messengers

This week I will be listing some interviews from the very cool site IRockJazz.com, a really cool online Jazz journal with interviews, reviews, and a lot more.

IRockJazz caught altoist Bobby Watson on his 2011 visit to Chicago, and he discussed how he got his big break with the Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in NY:

— Peter Blasevick