Saturday, March 15, 2014

Just like many jazz cats and music aficionados I have always been a huge fan of John Coltrane. I am not the one here to talk about what he brought into the world musically but througly inspired by his discipline to music (mastery of instruments, practicing scales, technique, articulation, attitude, etc, etc) both live performances and studio recordings, composed or improvised. After decades of listening to his music I still find something new in his adroit execution of melodic ideas, phrasing, harmonic sense and rhythms. Here's a 21-minute version of  "My Favorite Things" from his 1963 Newport live performance, with Roy Haynes subbing for Elvin Jones!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Cosiner - Twice Every Second

A new track from my unreleased EP "Ubiquitous" (2010/2013 Beautiful Angry Music) uploaded on SoundCloud now. Enjoy!


Friday, December 28, 2012

RIP Soul Sister No.1

"Soul Sister No.1" Marva Whitney passed away on Saturday at the age of 68.  She was JB's revue member, best known for her 1969 version of "It's My Thing." I remember playing and sampling a "Unwind Yourself" 45" countlessly after hearing Mark the 45 King's "The 900 Number."  Rest her soul in peace.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cosiner "April In The D"

Another track from my unreleased EP "Ubiquitous." It's way overdue now, I need to get this out soon. Enjoy! 10 April In The D by cosiner

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Bangkok Street Mix by DJ Icewater

A great mix by my boy DJ Icewater "The Bangkok Street Mix" compiled for Kafe Yen in San Diego. Free download link below.
the Bangkok Street Mix By Dj Icewater by Kafe Yen

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cosiner "Where You Are"

One of the tracks from my unreleased EP "Ubiquitous." It's way overdue now, I need to get this out soon. Enjoy.

03 Where You Are by cosiner

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Power of Reading

"Night John" (1996)
Based on the novel written by Gary Paulsen, starring Carl Lumbly + Allison Jones + Gabriel Casseus. Imagine if you didn't have the power of reading... we tend to forget how important it is sometimes.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Giuseppi Logan Quintet

What a great surprise. Legendary Giuseppi Logan releases his first recording in 45 years (on Tompkins Square Label). Logan only recorded two albums in the mid 60's with Don Pullen, Eddie Gomez and Milford Graves for ESP. He returns with his distinctive tone and intact approach to all 8 songs (5 original compositions and 3 standards) as if he picked up where he had left off over 40 years ago. Also He was recently featured in the documentary film "Water in the Boat" where his street performances provide the soundtrack to the film. Enough said, it's just nice to hear him play again.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Centennial Celebration‎

The pianist Mary Lou Williams would have been 100 years old today. She was a great performer, composer, educator and humanitarian. I always admire her strength in playing and swingin' left hand! Happy birthday.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Rest In Peace Dorothy Height

Dorothy I. Height was an administrator, educator and activist. She has given leadership to the struggle for equality for all people and played a key role in the civil rights movement as the longtime head of the National Council of Negro Women.

"If the time is not ripe, we have to ripen the time."

May she rest in peace.