Musicians' Corner remembers Bobby Womack
BOBBY WOMACK, March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014
Marcus Miller (sax)
Musicians' Corner remembers Bobby Womack
Remembering Didier Lockwood. Monsieur Lockwood did an article with us in 2014, and it didn't take many moments into our talk with him before we realized that we had set up way too little time for the article. A man of great depths! The article became a flicker of something, as we faced the fact that we had in fact missed an opportunity to dive deeper. But the subtext speaks volumes. We always intended on getting back to him, and we especially wanted for someone to do an artist-to-artist interview with him to really get in there, into the conversation on the inside of music. Sadly this never happened, and it is without a doubt one of our biggest regrets here on Musicians' Corner.
A quartet that blows our minds: Didier Lockwood, Mike Stern, Tom Kennedy, Dave Weckl
Didier Lockwood, 11 February 1956 – 18 February 2018
Musicians' Corner remembers Warren Zevon
Warren Zevon, January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003
He was my closest and best friend on the planet.
We played together in our neighborhood band the VSQs, we played together, with The Stylistics and with Kool & the Gang. He was such an energetic player.
I stay in touch with his sisters.
I still grief for him.
They don't stand still, do they? Trenton natives Mike and Cliff perform together.
Musicians' Corner remembers Cleo Brown
Cleo Brown, the first female instrumentalist who was honored with the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship.
Cleo Brown, December 8, 1909 - April 15, 1995
Musicians' Corner remembers Clifford Brown
Max Roach talks vividly about Clifford Brown
Musicians' Corner remembers John Coltrane
An interview with John Coltrane from 1965
John Coltrane, September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967
Musicians' Corner remembers Barry White
"Let The Music Play"
A VH1-documentary about and interview with Barry White
Musicians' Corner remembers Tiny Grimes
Eric Dolphy, The Last Date:
Musicians' Corner remembers Prince
Classic Prince interview:
A conversation with Kim Berry, Prince' hair stylist:
NPG members who have spoken here on Musicians' Corner so far:
PRINCE ROGERS NELSON, June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016. Rest in Power. We miss you.
Yass, yass, yass - remembering Fats Waller.
Musicians' Corner remembers Jimmy Ruffin
What becomes of the broken hearted missing the many, many - many people in music whom we have lost?
Musicians' Corner remembers Bernie Worrell
An interview with Bernie Worrell
Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for "Damn", and makes history, as this heavy award generally goes to contemporary classical music and jazz music.
Pulitzer Prize-winning music:
A bit more info on the award:
Musicians' Corner remembers Don Myrick
Remembering Don Myrick's wonderful contribution to music and tragic passing over at the hands of a police officer.
Donald Myrick, April 6, 1940 – July 30, 1993
Musicians' Corner remembers Lightnin' Hopkins
Lightnin' (Sam) Hopkins answering a question
Lightnin' Hopkins, March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982
Musicians' Corner remembers James Reese Europe
A few of the reasons why we need to remember James Reese Europe, presented in this excellent video:
Musicians' Corner remembers Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole talks about music important to her.
Musicians' Corner remembers William Powell
"How Time Flies" - The O'Jays
Classic O'Jays "Back Stabbers"
The O'Jays inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 - William Powell posthumously.
Musicians' Corber remembers David Bowie
David Bowie gets philosophical in this interview from French tv.
Musicians' Corner remembers June Pointer
The Pointer Sisters live 1975, opening with their rendition of "Salt Peanuts", and taking the audience on a small tour around a music universe.
Musicians' Corner remembers Ray Collins
A nice tribute video to the Mothers of Invention - singer
Remembering the great Dizzy Gillespie on his 100d birthday.
Musicians' Corner remembers Melvin Franklin
Musicians' Corner remembers Robert Brookins
Musicians' Corner remembers Whitney Houston
Remembering Whitney Houston on the day that should have been her birthday.
Whitney Houston, August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012
Musicians' Corner remembers Chris Cornell
Remembering Chris Cornell on what should have been his 53d birthday.
See this interview by NYT: https://youtu.be/Pz59MUdN5TA
You don't know if you should laugh or cry, but as you are pondering which way to go with that you are already chuckling!
The state of affairs in and around this industry can be tragicomical.
Most music journalists really don't know music anymore - and it's not even a requirement. And the 'talent scouts' don't either. Etc!
The tip of the iceberg of this situation makes headlines in general media as a radio producer 'discovers' Annie Lennox.