Caldonia / Louis Jordan
Published on Aug 28, 2008
It is classic that became a source of rock ‘n’ roll. Also covers Bill Haley in 1959.
I love this song. And this artist.
it has a very special meaning for me…
I post it here on on Christmas Eve because it is my Mom’s favorite song, God rest her loving Soul.
I love you, Mommy.
John Abercrombie – Timeless
Published on Oct 12, 2017
John Abercrombie – guitar
Jan Hammer – organ, synthesizer, piano
Jack DeJohnette – drums
CD + 180g Vinyl: http://bit.ly/2ydJHqa
John Abercrombie’s ECM debut ‘Timeless’ (recorded 1974) has proven to be exactly that. This fiery session with Jack DeJohnette and Jan Hammer still sounds as fresh as the year it was released. “Timeless comes as a major surprise in terms of its depth, scope and inventiveness,” wrote Tim Buckley’s guitarist Lee Underwood in the L.A. Free Press. “[It] indicates that John Abercrombie is a major musical voice of tomorrow.”
Photo: Roberto Masotti
This wonderful man was cousin Rick’s roommate in college and I am therefore quite sure that a heckuva lot of sweet, sweet music filled the air over there. I was saddened to learn that the lad has passed and some time ago, too. But his music is immortal, a gift to us all for all time.
Man, I very often hate being a g. d. hermit. I am trying to be better, with limited success, but learning of this reality made me sad.
Well, the title says it… sigh… enjoy, folks.
Jazz Funk – New York Mary – Zoo Mouth
Published on Sep 8, 2017
New York Mary – Zoo Mouth (Arista Records) 1976 www.facebook.com/groups/boogieland
From the second album, A Piece of the Apple, released in 1976… track number 4.
- Bruce Johnstone: Baritone Sax, Alto Sax, Flute
- Rick Petrone: Electric Bass, Phaser Bass
- Joe Corsello: Drums and Percussion
- Ron Friedman: Trumpet, Electric Trumpet, Flugelhorn
- Robert Aries: Electric Piano, Synthesizer
After touring the world with Maynard, Rick got together with some buds to form the group New York Mary, pioneering the way in and for the just-invented niche of jazz-fusion and hoo doggy did they do it well!
Sadly, the big wigs at the record label are the ultimate authority on who lives and dies musically and I guess my heroes didn’t sell enough platters for their liking, so they cut the boys off after just two albums.
I mean, really.
Money. It’s all only about tje money. I hate the stuff, personally. It causes pain. In the world our species has created one absolutely needs it, but I hate it nonetheless.
La Fiesta – Maynard Ferguson
Published on Mar 17, 2017
from a live performance in Orange County, California — circa 1974
Been talking to Rick a lot lately as he has very kindly taken the reigns, (along with his awesome daughter Jamie Petrone*), of the service and obituary part of Aunt Clare’s proceedings. This is a more profound thing than you might be thinking because my mind was knocked off the rails so far that the angels are still using cranes and such to upright it. I want to get it in today because tomorrow is hip surgery day for Rick. Good Lord, it never ends for any of us, does it?
I have not experienced something that compares in power to this. I am still far from normal and have a really difficult time being alone. And I do mean difficult. Fortunately and thankfully there are multiple angels that have been keeping me afloat. Rick and Jamie are among them. They know not just exactly how deeply I love them.
Here’s a bit more on Rick… the man has had some fabulous experiences… and the beat goes on!
From Rick Petrone Interview – December 2005
Rick Petrone played bass during what is considered by some to be Maynard’s most popular and creative period…the early and mid 1970s. Those that saw Rick play as part of Maynard’s band in concert undoubtedly remember his extended solo on La Fiesta. Since leaving Maynard’s band, Rick has had a successful and creative career. With the current release of Maynard’s “At The Top” DVD (which features Rick) as well as a new CD featuring Rick (see below for details), it seemed like a good time to talk to Rick and catch up.
- Let’s start with your musical background. Can you tell us about your musical education?I began as a violinist (horrible) moved to acoustic bass at 10, started playing gigs at 11 (no lie). Did the usual H.S. things in music. I was basically self taught until I went to Berklee 1964-69 and roomed with guitarist John Abercrombie, who was a friend from my hometown in Greenwich, CT. There I was one of 5 bass players (over 100 these days). I also met Lin Biviano and played in his Maynard band at Berklee. This band met every Saturday and little did I know where it would lead.
In 1968 I was fortunate to study and play with trombonist Phil Wilson who recommended me for Buddy Rich’s band. The band needed a fill-in for a few months while bassist Bob Magnusson dealt with some Viet Nam war problems. I stayed on for about 6 months and had blast. Buddy and I actually became friends and I saw him many times when I was on the MF band and we played on the same bill. I went back to school, graduated with a BA in Music and went on the road with the Glenn Miller band & then the Tommy Dorsey Band, both ghost bands by that time of course in 1969.
I had also gone to Berklee with old friend Joe Corsello from Stamford, CT. He recommended me to Marian Mac Partland and I joined and stayed with her for 1970 & early ’71. With her I got to play with Chuck Mangione, Sarah Vaughan, Jackie & Roy, drummer Mickey Roker, pianist Duke Jordan and Ralph Towner (when they filled in for her).
- Who were your musical influences?
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Love man, just love.