December 31, 2006

SUNSETS 2006; People in the Jazz and Poetry World Who Have Crossed Over

We experience the sunrises in this life as well as the sunsets. Our purpose on earth is to appreciate each as they both have a place in our world.

This past year of 2006 we lost many forces in both the Jazz and Poetry world. The list is as follows;


Oscar Klein, 76, Austria-born jazz great
VIENNA, Austria - Austrian-born jazz legend Oscar Klein, who fled when the Nazis took power and recorded with Lionel Hampton and other greats during a career that spanned four decades, has died at the age of 76, local media reported Wednesday
December 13, 2006

Edgar Summerlin, 78, Composer Who Brought Jazz to Church
Edgar E. Summerlin was a tenor saxophonist and composer who wrote some of the first jazz music for church services.
October 24, 2006

Claude Luter, 83, French Jazz Artist
Claude Luter, the clarinetist and bandleader, was one of the stars of the postwar Paris jazz scene and accompanied Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong.
October 10, 2006

Dewey Redman, 75, Jazz Saxophonist
Dewey Redman was an expansive and poetic tenor saxophonist and bandleader who had been at the aesthetic frontiers of jazz.
September 4, 2006

Moacir Santos, 80, a Composer Revered in Brazil's Jazz History
Moacir Santos’s six decades of music were rediscovered and celebrated in Brazil and the United States only in the last five years.
August 14, 2006

Rufus Harley, 70, Adapted Bagpipes to Jazz
Rufus Harley was billed as “the world’s first jazz bagpiper” and emitted his haunting sounds alongside some of the greats of jazz.
August 13, 2006

Malachi Thompson,56 Trumpeter,
Malachi Thompson was a trumpeter and a leading figure in Chicago’s experimental jazz scene.
July 20, 2006

Hilton Ruiz, 54, Pianist Fluent In Jazz and Latin Rhythms
Hilton Ruiz spent his career shuttling between two separate if not entirely dissimilar musical words.
June 7, 2006

John Hicks, 64, Jazz Pianist Active on New York Scene
John Hicks was a pianist who helped define the mainstream jazz aesthetic of his instrument.
May 13, 2006

William Gottlieb, 89, Jazz Photographer
William P. Gottlieb used a boxy, old-fashioned press camera to document what jazz looked like when both early legends like Armstrong and Ellington and the emerging beboppers ruled the bandstands and radio waves.
April 25, 2006

Don Alias, 66, Percussionist And Sideman
Don Alias had a long career as a sought-after sideman, working with an array of artists in jazz and pop including Nina Simone, Miles Davis and Joni Mitchell.
April 5, 2006

Jackie McLean,74 Jazz Saxophonist and Mentor,
Jackie McLean was one of many gifted young musicians who burst onto the New York scene after World War II in the wake of the musical revolution known as bebop.
April 3, 2006

Ray Barretto, 76 a Master of the Conga Drum,
Ray Barretto helped define the role of the conga drum in jazz and became an influential figure in both jazz and Latin music during a career spanning more than 50 years.
February 18, 2006

Bob Weinstock, 77, Founder of the Jazz Label Prestige
Bob Weinstock produced and released some of the most important jazz recordings in the beginning years of the LP era.
January 16, 2006

ANITA O’DAY, 87 one of the great vocalists in jazz history, passed away Thanksgiving Day. She was considered by many, a singer’s singer.
November 23, 2006


January 4 Irving Layton 93 Canadian poet

February 21 Gennadiy Aygi 71 Chuvash/Russian poet

February 25 Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin 69 Ethiopian poet laureate, in New York

March 3 Ivor Cutler Scots poet

March 27 Ian Hamilton Finlay 80 Scots poet, writer, artist — and gardener

May 14 Stanley Kunitz 100 former United States Poet Laureate

June Jim Simmerman 54 American poet

July 14 Patricia Goedicke American poet, of pneumonia

July 26 Louise Bennett-Coverley Jamaican folk poet known as "Miss Lou"

July 30 Trinidad Sánchez Jr. 63 American Chicano performer and poet, from complications of a stroke

November 27 Győző Határ 92 Hungarian poet and writer

December 19, 2006

Music & Poetry Playlist Show #3

Show Number 3; 12/17/2006


LEE RITENOUR (Musician) and APRIL SIMS aka Sensual Angel (Poet)

1. Boss City 2. Four on Six 3. New York, Brazil 4. The Inner Look with Memories 5. Humana with Am One 6. Stolen Moments with A Husbands Twisted Thinking 7. 24TH Street Blues with A Mother's Love 8. Waltz For Carmen with Be Free Little Birdie 9. Wes Bound


SONNY ROLLINS (Musician) and REBECCA VAUGHNS aka Butterfly (Poet)

1. Tenor Madness 2. My Blues House 3. Lover Come Back To Me with 1 AM
4. More Than You Know with The Sound Of Love 5. Oleo with Saxafated
6. March On March On 7.In A Sentimental Mood

December 12, 2006

Music & Poetry Playlist Show #2

Show Number Two; 12/10/2006

Act 1
Vincent Herring (Musician) & Marion Q. Rozelle aka PoeticLovette (Poet)

1. Once in a Lifetime 2. Sophisticated lady with poem “My Someone”
3. Mr. Wizard 4. The Walk Home with poem “Old School Love” 5. The Loop
6. Sophia Marie with poem “Betrayed” 7. All God’s Chillin Got Rhythm
8. Citizen of Zamunda 9. You Leave Me Breathless with poem “Breathless”

Act 2
Donald Byrd (Musician) & Stephane Moore aka BrownskinPoetic

1. Jeannine with poem “Yo Jazz” 2. Honey Like with poem “He Never Dreamed”
3. Flight Time with poem “Tantric” 4. Cristo Redentor with poem “I Know Secrets”
5. Love’s So Far Away with poem “Autumn Song” 6. Think Twice

December 07, 2006

Music & Poetry Playlist Show #1

Show Number One; 12/3/2006

Act 1

George Benson (Musician) & Elle aka That Chick (Poet)

1. Thunder Walk 2. Billie’s Bounce 3. What’s New with poem “Honey”
4. Song for My Father 5. Here, There, Everywhere with poem “Happy”
6. Stella By Starlight with poem “Sleep” 7. I Could Write a Book
8. Affirmation with poem “Wake Up” 9. This Masquerade with poem “Exhalation”

Act 2

Mulgrew Miller (Musician) & Arine Ward aka Skee Wee

1. Hand In Hand 2. Lelani’s Leap 3. The Organ Grinder with poem “Love & Lust”
4. Pressing the Issue with poem “Black Man” 5. Neither Here Nor There with poem “Abducted by Love”
6. Holding Hands with poem “Long Distance Lover” 7. The Sequel