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Milt Buckner: Locked Hands

Milt Buckner: Locked Hands

Yesterday I posted on Go Power!, saxophonist Illinois Jacquet's 1966 album with Milt Buckner on organ and Alan Dawson on drums. In the post, I mentioned that Buckner had created the locked-hands technique on the piano keyboard. Unleashing this difficult approach requires that both hands play the same chords with the song's melody note up on ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

The Early Years of Sonny Stitt in Saginaw, Michigan

Read "The Early Years of Sonny Stitt in Saginaw, Michigan" reviewed by Dustin Mallory

As one of most recorded saxophonists of his generation, Sonny Stitt made more than 100 albums under his own name. He also performed as a sideman with the likes of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Art Blakey. Despite the breadth of recorded work he left behind, Sonny Stitt's upbringing in Saginaw, Michigan is less well-documented. The ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Jazz Bridge "Jazz At The Library,” Third Thursday Concert Series In Willingboro, NJ Presents Bootsie Barnes

The Jazz Bridge "Jazz At The Library,” Third Thursday Concert Series In Willingboro, NJ Presents Bootsie Barnes

The Jazz Bridge “Jazz at the Library,” Third Thursday Concert Series presents saxophonist Bootsie Barnes at the Willingboro Library—220 Willingboro Way in Willingboro Township—on Thursday, December 18. Tickets are $10, $5 for students One show starts at 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517-8337. Robert “Bootsie” Barnes embodies the spirit and the tradition—past, present and future—of everything that was and ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazz Bridge Second Wednesdays Concert Series In Center City Presents "Bootsie" Barnes

Jazz Bridge Second Wednesdays Concert Series In Center City Presents "Bootsie" Barnes

The Jazz Bridge second Wednesdays, Neighborhood Concerts Series at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia—presents saxophonist Bootsie Barnes on Wednesday, January 8. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 215-517-8337. Robert “Bootsie” Barnes embodies the spirit and the tradition—past, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Vocalist Pearl Williams In Media Pa On Wednesday May 15th!

Vocalist Pearl Williams In Media Pa On Wednesday May 15th!

Appearing at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County—145 West Rose Tree Road in Media—on Wednesday, May 15th is singer Pearl Williams. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517- 8337. Pearl Williams embodies, embraces and perpetuates the legacy of legendary Philadelphia jazz singers. Gaining early experience singing in ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dr. Lonnie Smith: But Beautiful

Read "Dr. Lonnie Smith: But Beautiful" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Dr. Lonnie Smith-organist, composer, bandleader and now principal of Pilgrimage Records-is the Cheshire cat of jazz. He's been part of the scene for so long that, even though he's there, he sometimes disappears from view; when you do get a glimpse, the last thing you see and the first thing you remember is his warm and ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Organ Donations Welcome: Larry Goldings, Gary Versace, Jared Gold

Read "Organ Donations Welcome: Larry Goldings, Gary Versace, Jared Gold" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Organ jazz records flow into and out of our consciousness evoking memories of the roots of jazz, R&B and easy listening, but also awakening us to the possibilities of new musical exploration.



Whatever inspired Wild Bill Davis, Milt Buckner and Jimmy Smith to take up the organ may never be known. Maybe it was ...