Making my way from festival to festival.
Turned on to jazz in my college years of the late '50s. Sad to say, most of my heroes in this music have passed on. Jazz keeps evolving into music that is less about melody or recognizable harmonies. So like many older fans, I grow less inclined to go out for live music, and more content to listen to the hundreds of CDs and LPs I've amassed. Most of my live listening is done at the still-great festivals in New Orleans, Chicago, Cape May NJ and Clearwater, Fla.
- Oscar Peterson - At the Stratford Shakespearean Festival; Live at the Blue Note
- Count Basie- Basie!
- Johnny Adams - There is Always One More Time
- Wardell Quezergue - Maestropiece
- Louis Armstrong - Plays W.C. Handy
- Kenny Barron/Regina Carter - Freefall
- Cubanismo - Malembo
- Duke Ellington - Live at Newport
- Stan Getz/Kenny Barron - People Time
- Stephan Grappelli/Stuff Smith - Violins No End
- Diana Krall - Live in Paris
- Peggy Lee - Sings the Blues
- Professor Longhair - Crawfish Fiesta
- Ben Webster - Soulville
- Joe Turner - Boss of the Blues
- Jimmy Witherspoon - Live at the Mint
- Lester Young - With the Oscar Peterson Trio
- Bonerama - (self titled)