Reflections with Marcus Shelby

Marcus Shelby first gained major public attention with the hard swinging unit BLACKNOTE and their debut recording from the indie label of rhythm master Billy Higgins (World Stage Records) in 1991. After four recordings from Blacknote the bassist/composer began seeking different avenues for his¬† musical expressions. From writing and recording with poet D Knowledge, Savage … Continue reading

Reflections of Don Cherry: An Adventure in Sound

In memory of music innovator Don Cherry: born November 18, 1936 Transitioned: October 19, 1995… The following is from an interview / conversation that I was honored to share with one of music’s truly creative sources in 1994. The interview was originally published in the August 1994 issue of Jazz Now¬†Magazine. Don’s soulful creativity can … Continue reading