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Doc: Jack Sheldon, 2008

Doc: Jack Sheldon, 2008

Who was Jack Sheldon and why does he matter? Part of the answer can be found in Trying to Get Good: the Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon, a documentary released in 2008. Produced by Doug McIntyre and Penny Peyser, the film is part biography, part confessional and part intervention as Sheldon and his music colleagues shed light on the West Coast jazz scene in the 1950s and Sheldon's playing gifts and puckish personality. Jimi Mentis sent along links to the ...

Doc: Sal Mosca (Un-Sung)

Doc: Sal Mosca (Un-Sung)

For years, cool-school pianist Sal Mosca labored as a student of Lennie Tristano, recording only sporadically. He avoided touring with top stars as their accompanist to be with his family and to teach his students. Before Mosca died in 2007, James M. Lester was able to make this wonderful short documentary—Sal Mosca (Un- Sung): To read my last post on Sal Mosca, go here. A special thanks to Don Messina, an extraordinary bassist who played behind Mosca on several of ...

Sanborn Sessions Episode 1: Kandace Springs

Sanborn Sessions Episode 1: Kandace Springs

Season Premier Kandace Springs joins David Sanborn and his house band at Dave’s home studio in New York for the first session of Sanborn Sessions. Springs performs “People Make The World Go Round” and “Solitude” alongside Sanborn with support from Ben Williams on bass, Alice Soyer on vocals, Nate Smith on drums, Jon Herington on guitar, and Andy Ezrin on keyboards. The songs from the episode will be individually released as shorter video content for more bite-sized consumption, including two ...

The Bebop Channel To Begin Airing On Spectrum New York In 2020

The Bebop Channel To Begin Airing On Spectrum New York In 2020

The BeBop Channel (beboptv.com), the multicultural multi-platform streaming network from Harlem, is set to begin airing its programming by early 2020 to certain New York City cable households over Spectrum. The BeBop Channel will air in the north Manhattan region from the Upper West Side extending into the Bronx. Channel executives, which are currently developing a seven channel streaming format to accommodate “BeBop’s" growing and racially inclusive Harlem content for jazz, lifestyle, comedy, teen, culture, competition/game shows, festivals, theatricals, “Top ...

David Sanborn Releases Trailer For His New Show 'Sanborn Sessions'

David Sanborn Releases Trailer For His New Show 'Sanborn Sessions'

DAVE SANBORN, LEGENDARY SAXOPHONIST, PRESENTS THE FIRST SEASON OF HIS NEW SHOW “SANBORN SESSIONS” Digital Series Features Performances & Conversation With Kandace Springs, Michael McDonald, Terrace Martin, Bob James and Others. Dave Sanborn, veteran saxophonist and six time Grammy Award winner announced today that he will soon present the first episode of his new music show, Sanborn Sessions. The new series is hosted by Sanborn and features a diverse roster of accomplished artists from a variety of genres and generations. ...

Zacherley, the Cool Ghoul

Zacherley, the Cool Ghoul

Back in the late 1950s and early '60s, TV had a lot of time to fill. In the years before syndication, when TV was still a black-and-white medium, local stations had few programming options. They didn't have big budgets to create original shows, yet they still had to do something to connect with viewers in their markets and attract them back each day. This was especially true in the after-school and late-night slots.  Among the content that local stations aired ...


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