July 28th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

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July 22nd, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Herbie Hancock

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June 19th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Recorded live in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 1968. Song for My Father was recorded in October 1964 and released on the Blue Note label. The album was inspired by a trip that Silver had made to Brazil. The cover artwork features a photograph of Silvers father, John Tavares Silva, to whom the title song was dedicated. My mother was of Irish and Negro descent, my father of Portuguese origin, Silver recalls in the liner notes, He was born on the island of Maio, one of the Cape Verde Islands. The album line-up differs from the Copenhagen musicians here.

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June 6th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Last night Mary and I attend a free concert featuring Jazz singer Jackie Allen, the opening show of the KZUM Stransky Park Concert Series here in Lincoln. As you’ll see it was a perfectly beautiful evening for jazz in the park. Below is just a sample of the photos I took. You can click any of them to see the full set on Flickr.

Jackie Allen (2) Jackie Allen (4) Jackie Allen Jackie Allen (3)

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April 4th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

YouTube logoSet 1 – The Wisdom of Miles Davis [This video]
Set 2 – Breaking the Rules
Set 3 – Cultural Diplomacy and the Voice of Freedom
Set 4 – [Not available at time of this post]
Set 5 – Buddhism and Creativity

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December 20th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

Kansas City Lightning


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December 18th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

Miles Wins

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December 17th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

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August 16th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

Young Man With a Horn by Dorothy Baker

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June 25th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

“You’ve got to be good or as bad as the devil. … Even if we had two, three days off I still had to blow that horn a few hours to keep up the chops.”
– Louis Armstrong

Interview by Michael Aisner and James R. Stein
1964. Ravinia near Chicago
Originally aired on WNTH – Winnetka, Illinois

Executive Producer: David Gerlach
Animator: Patrick Smith

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