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Tag: Reggie Johnson

Tuesday, May 11th


Johnny Griffin/Woody Shaw Quintet (JG, 1928-2008, tenor saxophone; WS, 1944-1989, trumpet; John Hicks, 1941-2006, piano; Reggie Johnson, 1940-2020, bass; Alvin Queen, drums, 1950-), live, Germany (Cologne), 1986



random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, August 17th


Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphonist, January 27, 1941-August 15, 2016

“Herzog” (R. Hutcherson), live, France (Antibes), 1969*



musical thoughts

Speaking in recent years, Mr. Hutcherson was fond of citing a bit of insight from an old friend. “Eric Dolphy said music is like the wind,” he told The San Francisco Chronicle in 2012. “You don’t know where it came from, and you don’t know where it went. You can’t control it. All you can do is get inside the sphere of it and be swept away.”

—New York Times obituary, 8/17/16


WKCR-FM (Columbia University) is featuring his music until 3 p.m. (EST).


*With Harold Land (tenor saxophone), Stanley Cowell (piano), Reggie Johnson (bass), Joe Chambers (drums).

Saturday, 8/7/10

Let’s lift the bandstand.

—Thelonious Monk

Woody Shaw/Johnny Griffin Quintet (Woody Shaw, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor saxophone; John Hicks, piano; Reggie Johnson, bass; Alvin Queens, drums), “Night in Tunisia,” live, Germany (Koln), 1986



Now there’s a great trumpet player. He [Woody Shaw] can play different from all of them.

—Miles Davis


Anthony Braxton on playing with Woody Shaw.


reading table

Look after the sound and the sense will take care of itself.

—Adam Phillips, London Review of Books, 7/22/10 (reviewing Christopher Ricks’ True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht and Robert Lowell Under The Sign Of Eliot And Pound)

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