featuring Willie Bobo and Mongo Santamaria
RIP Johnny Fain – one of the Four Princes of Malibu (dated already)
Steve Pezman’s thoughts about Surf Music at Surfer’s Journal.
I know what he is saying. But I also think it’s too black and white. There’s richer Surf Music and even some bonafide Surf/Jazz hybrids.
Neil Fujita: The Man Behind the Look and Feel of Jazz
Aspen Ski House Interiors by Shawn Henderson
How’s this for fusion? Here we have The Sachal Studios Orchestra, based in Lahore, Pakistan, playing an innovative cover of “Take Five,” the jazz standard written by Paul Desmond and originally performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1959.
David Bald Eagle, who died July 22 at 97, was known for an eclectic mix of passions, especially his work in motion pictures. But he also left a legacy of activism for the Native American community, including his service as the first chief of the United Indigenous Nations of the Americas.
Biodiversity across much of Earth has recently dropped below safe levels. Here are some of the species we’ve lost just this century.
Insect populations are declining dramatically in many parts of the world, recent studies show. Researchers say various factors, from monoculture farming to habitat loss, are to blame for the plight of insects, which are essential to agriculture and ecosystems.