Bill Falconer

Bill Falconer

This compilation from the vaults of Fantasy and Concord covers 1958 to 2002 and is all about good taste. First of all, Kenny Burrell is as tasteful a guitarist as you will …
The most recent track on this compilation is "Everything Happens to Me" with Rosie and the Basie Band in the late nineties on the CD "At Long Last." What I said then was "A…
The late jazz pianist James Williams made the following observations a few years ago in the University of Memphis alumni magazine : " What I play is feel-good music. Some o…
Ace, recorded in 2004, represents jazz as it should be - a collaboration. The composer listing, "all music composed by Eyges, Blythe and Speller," reflects David Eyg…
The talented saxophonist/composer Katja Endemann has come up with an excellent CD for her recording debut. Born in Munich, based in New York, performing throughout the U.S.…
Big band music was the pop music of that era and the emphasis was on dancing. After their gigs, players who wanted outlets for their creativity headed for small group jam s…
Tommy Newsom, known to many for his association with the Tonight Show, has long supported the all-female DIVA Big Band in a relationship based on mutual respect. In 2004 he…
Peter Erskine, the guest artist on this excellent CD, describes the jazz program at the University of Northern Iowa as a "true model of everything that's good about music e…
Dan McMillion and I first heard Maynard Ferguson play when we were young and we were impressed! My introduction to Maynard was at the Snowdon Theater in Montreal during WWI…
Music was Duke's mistress and this liaison lasted from the twenties until his death in 1974. The result was an output of over 1000 tunes and 1500 arrangements. He composed …