Two of my absolute favorite jazz trumpet players of all time are Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. I can listen to them for hours on end and never get tired of their playing. In 1985, they teamed up for an album on the Blue Note label entitled Double Take. If I had a nickel for... Continue Reading →
What Has The Force Awakened?
In May of 1977, my mother took me to see the original Star Wars movie in the theater. In fact, that summer we went to the movie theater several times to see Luke Skywalker, Obi wan Kenobi and Han Solo fly through a galaxy far, far away. Those days when you could only see a... Continue Reading →
The Rest of the (Musical) Story
Music and the movies go together like butter and popcorn. I have to admit I was first inspired to learn the trumpet after hearing the soundtrack in the movie Star Wars. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG5OsfOuEy0 I have a grandson who is currently obsessed with the Indiana Jones movie series. Well, at least two minutes at a time... Continue Reading →