I Pledge Allegiance to the Jazz

Our inductees for the LTMBYM Jazz Hall of Fame. No big deal.

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  1. Cool this. Dr. Ricks was Dr. Ricks as far back as 5th grade, the neighborhood go to for hip music tips. I got Oingo Boingo and Devo from him somewhere in there. Nice nod to Mrs. Shirtzinger! (Spelling?) HUGE shout out to Poston Jr. jazz band, Larry Baedke. Huge respect to that guy. Although yes, we played Billie Jean as I recall with all the Hal Leonard stuff. MASSIVE shout out to Grant Wolf. Local jazz deity there. He brought the legit. One class with that inspiring guy and I quit business school for music school. Best move ever. 5 minutes in Grant’s big band you’ll never wonder again where 2 and 4 are not to mention spending the rest of your life chasing and devouring this sound.

    Hard core jazz addict here. Huge yes on all the vintage core. Ellington. Monk. Miles. Bill Evans. Bird. Trane. Billie. Sarah. Sonny (both of ’em). Mingus. Thad Jones/Mel Lewis. Gil Evans. Cecil Taylor. Dizz. Cannonball. And, way into the ongoing evolution. Snarky Puppy. The Bad Plus. Vijay Ayer. Brad Mehldau. EST. Medeski Martin Wood. Christian Scott. Scofield. Keith Jarrett. Herbie. Chick. Avishai Cohen. Hiromi. Metheny. Jaco. Maria Schneider. This music is alive, thriving, and evolving.

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