Harlem Fave And World Poet, Ntozake Shange 1948 – 2018

Ntozake Shange, October 18, 1948 – October 27, 2018, was an American playwright and poet. As a Black feminist, she addressed issues relating to race and Black power in much of her work. Continue Reading →

New Harlem’s Allan Harris CD-Eddie Jefferson 100 Yrs.

With his gruff, gravelly voice, his penchant for hep cat diction, and the serpentine bebop turns of his vocalese creations, the late Eddie Jefferson might not seem the ideal match for a classic romantic crooner like Harlem Allan Harris. Continue Reading →

“A Love Supreme,” Tribute To John Coltrane At Smoke Jazz Club In Harlem

Azar Lawrence (right), a powerful and moving saxophonist, is one of the great interpreters of the music of John Coltrane at Smoke in Harlem, NY.  Continue Reading →

Chef JJ Johnson Debuts New Menu At Legendary Minton’s In Fabulous Harlem

Minton’s, the historic jazz club located at 206 West 118th Street in Harlem and founded in 1938, announces that it will re-open on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 with an all-new menu by Executive Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson and a renowned musical line-up of emerging jazz artists.
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‘Mornin’ Fast Train From Memphis To Harlem,’ Miles Davis, 1969 (Video)

 

miles-davis-from-memhis-to-harlem1Miles Davis playing in Miles mode. Not sure of the Memphis to Harlem connection in the song, but we know he played at Cecil And Minton’s Harlem, around the corner from the Lenox Lounge and he was married to actress and Harlemite Cicely Tyson in the early 1980’s. Continue Reading →

Miles Ahead, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (video)

81pFNMGtcBL._SY450_The release of the movie Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle’s wildly entertaining and moving exploration of Miles Davis, will be accompanied by this new soundtrack featuring musical highlights from Miles’ career and new recordings overseen by Grammy Award-winning jazz/hip-hop artist Robert Glasper. Continue Reading →