“I Called Him Morgan” At Maysles Cinema In Harlem

On a snowy night in February 1972, the 33 year old jazz trumpet star Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife, Helen, during a gig at a club in New York City. Continue Reading →

When Spanish Harlem Made The Boogaloo Big (video)

In 1966 at the height of rock and souls invasion of the pop charts Latin music in New York underwentThe Wall Street Journal reports that in 1966, at the height of rock and soul’s invasion of the pop charts, Latin music in New York underwent its own cultural revolution. Continue Reading →

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie In Harlem (video)

Dizzy-Gillespie-006John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie (pronounced /ɡɨˈlɛspi/; October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, singer, and composer. Continue Reading →