The world of jazz mourned the loss of American pianist Geri Allen, who died on June 12th at the age of 60.
Our good friends at La Montaña Rusa, one of Spain’s best jazz podcasts, offers a program in tribute to Geri here:
This is easily the funkiest take on a jazz standard I’ve ever heard. Apparently, the Kashmere Stage Band were famous for making funky sounds which were the equivalent of the JB’s and the Bar-Kays during their peak in the 1960s. Really amazing stuff.
We highlight some of the most notable jazz releases of the last three months.
Taran Singh operates one of the best jazz podcasts going today. Consider subscribing to his feed, as his programs are full of classic gems and some beautiful racket.
Mellow. Of course, everyone who loves jazz guitar will be familiar with the work of Wes Montgomery. What came as a surprise to me is that he had brothers who were remarkable instrumentalists in their own right.
The lineup for this recording: