Remembering Faruq Z. Bey

Alto saxophone
Alto saxophone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

June 1 saw the passing of American jazz saxophonist, Faruq Z. Bey . He was best known for his time with Griot Galaxy, a free jazz band from the 1970’s and 80’s.  In the mid 80’s, he was forced to leave the band after a bike accident that left him in a coma for some time.  He returned to playing in the mid 90’s.  I have posted a couple of videos here in tribute to this outstanding musician.  The first is with his band “The Northwood Improvisers”.  The second is with the Griot Galaxy.  Love Jazz.

 

Mystery of Love

 

 

 

Androgyny

 

 

Song Of The Day – Spanish Train – Chris De Burgh

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Chris de Burgh in concert in Cork city. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Back home and figured this was an appropriate segue to getting back into things.  A classic song from a great story-teller.  Chris De Burgh released this song a long, long time ago and now that I have experienced the Spanish train system firsthand……it is fitting.

Spanish Train

Song Of The Day – Moses Dillard and the Tex Town Display – Tribute To Wes

The Jazz Shelf
The Jazz Shelf (Photo credit: Andrei Z)

Couldn’t leave without at least one tune.  Be cool, be very cool, this song lays down an amazing groove.  Heard it on Breaking Bad of all places.  Best 2 minutes and 24 seconds you will have today, or this month, or year maybe.