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Archive for October, 2012


T90TS THIELEMANS @ JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER’S 25th ANNIVERSARY

JEAN “TOOTS” THIELEMANS turned 90 in 2012 and we celebrated with him.  his Apple two night birthday party was held on the stage of Rose Hall at Jazz At Lincoln Center with celebrants from two of his worlds: jazz and Brasilian music.  missing were the myriad pop stars on whose recordings he “tinkles” (sic) and the Sesame St. denizens for whom he blows their theme.  (the tinkling line is among his favs.)

Toots @ 90 was the opening gambit of J@LC’s Silver Anny, a season-long celebration of 25 years of performances and lectures presented in their multiple venued midtown edifice in the Time-Warner complex on Broadway and West 60th St., Columbus Circle.  for a complete schedule of events go to www.jalc.org. 

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REMEMBERING MAT DOMBER PRESERVATIONIST OF THE MAINSTREAM

MAT DOMBER, founder and CEO of Arbors Records, passed away in Sept. 2012  (see links below for obituaries and more details).  his CDs encompassed the legendary, near legendary, and legends to be of mainstream jazz, the Who’s Who of What’s What of our tradition.

Arbors –the name is an amalgam of his and his widow Rachel’s surnames– is based in Clearwater, Florida.  his annual Clearwater Festival was an oasis in this jazz-desert.  his ever-smiling visage and warm greetings was a calming demeanor.  the entire staff reflected this Santa Claus-like cherub.

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