I can’t say it enough: Julian Priester, a local trombonist and jazz professor, played the euphonium on one of John Coltrane's two Africa/Brass sessions. The first session happened on May 23, 1961, the second on June 4, 1961. Priester, 25 at the time, contributed to the first and more complete session. He has also released two jazz classics under his own name, Spiritsville and Keep Swingin. [And Love, Love. —Segal] But here is the thing: Last year, Priester’s personal finances were hit hard by h... more »
The Sam Boshnack Quintet—named after the local experimental trumpeter—releases their new CD, Exploding Syndrome.
Tonight at 8 p.m., the excellent Piano Starts Here series celebrates two giants of 20th-century American songwriting, Hoagy Carmichael and George Gershwin. Now, was it Donna Summer who wanted to have dinner with Gershwin? CHARLES MUDEDE