peggy_lee

Happy Birthday, Peggy Lee

https://youtu.be/MHzAcPTg3fU This Day in Music notes that today would have been Peggy Lee's 95th birthday. Wikipedia says that Lee -- Norma Deloris Egstrom – was a singer, songwriter, composer and...
memorial_day

Happy Memorial Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjHXGPku90k Happy Memorial Day. The gentleman who posts these videos, Don McCuaig, seems to pick memorial day to honor, though the videos are shot before. Trains are...
sidney_bechet

Happy 118th Birthday, Sidney Bechet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kC4JZbrQxw All About Jazz reports that the very important clarinet and saxophone player Sidney Bechet was born on May 14, 1897. He died -- also on May 14 -- in...
art_pepper

The Great, Troubled Art Pepper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y74cm_nLIv4 It seems as if alto saxophonist Art Pepper had two careers: As an influential musician and as a heroin addict who was jailed on several occasions. In his...
Herbie Mann

Jazz Flute King Herbie Mann

https://youtu.be/KjMDESjuYEE Herbert Jay Solomon – Herbie Mann – is perhaps the best known and greatest jazz flutist. Mann's Wikipedia profile says that Mann – who lived from 1930 to 2003 – was...
robben_ford

Robben Ford: From Miles Davis to KISS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRil3JBW35c It's interesting to see the wide divergence of acts with whom talented musicians played during their studio days, if they had any. Little Feat's Lowell George,...
slide_hampton

Happy Birthday, Slide Hampton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt5xN0xJVXs Trombone players don't get enough respect. It seems as if it is a terribly difficult instrument to play. One of the best of them, Locksley Wellington (Slide)...
nino_arobelidze

Podcast: An Update with Nino Arobelidze

. Nino Arobelidze is an old friend of The Daily Music Break. The site posted on her a year ago and did an interview last November. She's a fun person with which to chat about music in general, what she...
clark_terry

Clark Terry: 1920-2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImMLNwzVRVI A life well played and, by all accounts, well lived. There is a tremendous amount of great video of Clark Terry on YouTube. Please check it out. Above is...