Bill Crow

crow_booksI played last night with bassist Bill Crow. Bill always amazes me. At the age of 88, he remembers everything he did, saw or heard and keeps the memory like a computer database. Whenever he hear something interesting or funny, he starts telling a story related to that topic. Last night he told me that Stan Getz grew up in the Bronx and was a bassoonist before picked up the saxophone. A walking Wikipedia, I like to call him. The picture is two books he published “From Birdland to Broadway” and “Jazz Anecdotes” translated by Haruki Murakami for Japanese readers. He autographed these books for me a little after we started playing together at Red Hat Bistro in Irvington about 7 years ago.
We are playing at Red Hat again with Hiroshi Yamazaki starting June 8th.

Sundays with Duke Jones at Settepani

A new season of Sunday jazz program at Settepani is kicking off this Sunday, May 8th. Duke Jones is away for an out-of-town gig, so I called Alan Eicher on piano and Aaron James on bass. I’m looking forward to playing with these excellent musicians. Music from 7pm to 10pm. No cover. Please come through and support live music in Harlem.

Settepani is on Lenox Ave. at 120th St.
www.settepani.com
(917) 492-4806