Jazz Birthdays: Monaco and Tunisia, goodybe to a Chicago Legend | August 14, 2012

Tony Monaco  1959

Happy Birthday to B-3 Burner Tony Monaco!  He’s from Columbus, OH and was mentored by the great Jimmy Smith.  Bret Primack’s profile below shows a man dedicated to the organ.

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

A Night in Tunisia/Like Someone in Love  1960

This performance is from 1958, but the Jazz Messengers recording sessions that produced the albums A Night In Tunisia and Like Someone In Love wrapped up on this day in 1960.

Von Freeman  1923-2012

Chicago jazz legend saxophonist Von Freeman died on Saturday.  He was 88 years old, and had been named a NEA Jazz Master for 2012.   Practically unknown outside of his hometown, except by musicians and critics, he was justifiably proud of his unique sound.  He never felt the need to tour or move to one coast or the other to advance his career.  Or, as he put it, “I just think you try to get famous within yourself.”


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