In the modern era of jazz, finding a true composer to follow is not the easiest thing to do. Especially if the composer can actually write beautifully melodic and emotionally deep music. Vince Mendoza does this and more.
Each year in NYC, legendary musician Paul Winter presents two annual celebration concerts on the summer and winter solstice. I recently had the pleasure of talking with Winter about the upcoming summer solstice concert.
I never would have imagined that the recent installment of the Miles Davis podcast on JazzOnline.com would set off such a firestorm of debate. But that's what happened when Henry Rollins was added to the mix.