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Within the eighties Hubbard was again main his personal jazz group — this time with Billy Childs and Larry Klein, among others, as members — attracting very favorable evaluations, playing at concert events and festivals in the USA and Europe, usually in the company of Joe Henderson, playing a repertory of arduous-bop and modal-jazz pieces. Hubbard played at the legendary Monterey Jazz Festival in 1980 and in 1989 (with Bobby Hutcherson).
And also you thought Vicksburg was nothing but casinos and the battlefield. Have a look downtown and you will see next to the Attic Gallery a bookstore that makes buying native its mantra and your reward. Something and all the pieces about the River, Vicksburg, steamboats, the siege, it is right here or Laura Weeks will find out about it for you. Plus, she has gathered literature and even poetry-she was advocating a brand new discovery, the poetry of Murray Shugar when I was last in. Ask her about who she’s reading! A truly inviting area.
What actually irks me, it’s those who admire Jazz that are the loudest critics of the various forms of jazz music as it is offered by totally different Jazz Artists. I like Bebop; I really like Large Bands; in truth, I’m an ardent follower of Miles, who dismissed these artists and did his thing. Miles unchained the music from the decrepit chains that held it back, and played to all audiences in several sounds. He was harshly criticized for that, however he didn’t give a rats ass about all that. He performed, and if one listens to all of the music his critics criticized him for, it’s a few of …Read More