Does Your House Have Lions?

"One day in the late sixties, I was on the phone with Rahsaan and mentioned to him that just that day I bought a house.
He responded by asking, "Does your house have lions?"
I said, "What?"
He said, "Lions, you know like in front of a museum or the post office. You know, concrete lions. My house has lions. Get a house with lions."

--Joel Dorn

Thursday, June 21, 2012

"Dorthaan's Place"

Here's a great interview with Dorthaan on  Lots of cool stories about Rahsaan, Dorthaan's work at WBGO, and also some exciting news about Dorthaan's latest:  starting this fall, she will have her own room at NJPAC, called "Dorthaan's Place", where she will produce a monthly jazz brunch.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Great footage but I especially love 14 minutes in when Rahsaan begins talking about Fats Waller

July 18, 1975 Montreux Jazz Fest

...I've seen excerpts of this video elsewhere, but it seems that the audio/video is usually off by a few seconds.  This one's in sync.