Philly Joe Jones Interview

There are a couple of new videos up on Youtube that I discovered last week that lead me to an amazing resource: The Howard University Jazz Oral History Project. Some great stuff there.

A couple days ago I posted the Max Roach interview. The next video I want to share is a one hour interview with Philly Joe Jones. It’s full of great stuff and like Max, he also plays some piano during the interview.

The video abruptly flips over to a Sphere concert with Charlie Rouse, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams and Ben Riley around the one hour six minute mark, cutting off the interview. There are audio clips of the interview here, which seem to extend beyond the length of the video, though I haven’t listened in full yet.

Enjoy!

Max Roach Interview

There are a couple of new videos up on Youtube that I discovered last week that lead me to an amazing resource: The Howard University Jazz Oral History Project. Some great stuff there.

The first video I want to share is a one hour interview with Max Roach. It’s full of gold. He not only plays drums and piano, he also shares stories dating back to his days playing in parades as part of his church band.

Enjoy!

When you’re done, don’t miss the Philly Joe Jones interview.

DiskCatalogMaker for Mac

Wanted to give a quick plug for a piece of Mac software I find really useful. If you’re like me, you keep A LOT of music on your hard drives. I had a hard time keeping track of it all until I started usingĀ DiskCatalogMaker.

What I like most is that once you make catalogs of your hard drives, you can search the catalogs without having to hook up the hard drives. It saves me so much time, since I have music stored across several large hard drives.

Highly recommended!