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  1. In Memory of ...
    Charles Mingus, a titan of American music, and for me a personal musical hero, was born 88 years ago today. Amongst the saxophonists he's recorded with (in no conscious order off the top of my head; forgive the unforgivable omissions): Bird, Rollins, Jordan, Dolphy, Dolphy, DOLPHY, Ervin...
  2. Brand Name Players ...
    Born 80 years ago today, everyone's favorite violinist/trumpeter, Ornette Coleman! I *love* his music and his playing, but his liner notes to "Dancing In Your Head" still give me a headache.
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