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Alfred Lion and Rudy Van Gelder; the genius that captured the legendary "Blue Note Sound" on tape. Van Gelder is a master engineer who recorded all of the classic Blue Note sessions and several for Verve, Prestige, Riverside & Impulse as well.

Alfred Lion and Rudy Van Gelder; the genius that captured the legendary "Blue Note Sound" on tape. Van Gelder is a master engineer who recorded all of the classic Blue Note sessions and several for Verve, Prestige, Riverside & Impulse as well.

Legendary trumpeter and composer Clark Terry seen playing two horns on one track in the 2002 "Friendship" recording session. (photo: John Abbott)

Legendary trumpeter and composer Clark Terry seen playing two horns on one track in the 2002 "Friendship" recording session.

Count Basie. "If you play a tune and a person don't tap their feet, don't play the tune."  Red Bank

A Tale of Three Cities: Red Bank, Kansas City, New York By: Dan Morgenstern

Richard Rodgers 1902 –1979 was an American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals. He also composed music for films and television. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II.

Remembering composer Richard Rodgers (Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein), born this day in

Lady Day age 17 or 18

19 year old Billie Holiday Billie Holiday’s first ever publicity photo for the Duke Ellington short Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life, c.

LOVE THIS MAN!    Django Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953) was a pioneering virtuoso jazz guitarist and composer. He is also revered by guitarists worldwide as among the foremost exponents of the instrument. Reinhardt invented an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called 'hot' jazz guitar) that has since become a living musical tradition within French gypsy culture.

Django Reinhardt - was a pioneering virtuoso jazz guitarist and composer ~ invented an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called 'hot' jazz guitar) that has since become a living musical tradition

Quincy Delight Jones received the D.Mus. at the 1985 Howard University Commencement.

Five minutes of wisdom from Quincy Jones

Montblanc has announced that Quincy Jones will receive the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award at an exclusive ceremony on 02 October, 2012 in Los Angeles (USA).

Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Doug Watkins

Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, and Doug Watkins during a rehearsal for Hank Mobley & His All Stars session, NYC January 1957

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