No Herbie Hancock – What was I thinking?? Happy Belated Birthday – Herbie!!

Herbie Hancock

So last Saturday April 12th Herbie Hancock celebrated his 74th birthday, when I read that it was his birthday I started to think about his status in the jazz community and I asked myself – why haven’t you listened to…

It’s Monday – Here’s a Blues Playlist to Ease Us into the Week!!

Bernard Allison

So welcome to Monday it’s that day of the week that we all dread, the day that it’s back to work and the whole wonderful week lays before us! It’s enough to give anyone the blues. So here’s a lunch…

Neo Prog from the UK – Gandalf’s Fist- A Day in the Life of (..Ivan -Not! …) a Univeral Wanderer

A Day in the Life of a Universal Wanderer

When I first heard of the band Gandalf’s Fist…… ….. I discovered two guys who over the last few years have become good friends and have formed a band with a name that arose from an attempt by a mutual…

Morning Music from Soprano Saxophonist – Jane Ira Bloom – Sixteen Sunsets….

Jane Ira Bloom

Yesterday, I spent some time listening to the latest release from soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom Sixteen Sunsets and after the first few of tracks I knew that I was listening to a VERY special jazz musician. From her webpage…

A Birthday for Gerry Mulligan (April 6) leads the Safari to his Music!!

Gerry Mulligan

So last Sunday April 6th was the day in 1927 that saxophonist Gerry Mulligan was born. Mulligan is another in what is becoming a long line of jazz musicians whose name I am familiar with, but whose music I never…

The Safari tries something different – Classical Piano – Ingrid Fliter – Beethoven: Sonatas!!

Flitter Beethoven Sonatas

Somewhere last week I came across classical pianist Ingrid Fliter. I think it was in relationship to her latest release Chopin:Piano Concertos. Now since I have listened to jazz artists that have their roots firmly planted in classical music I…