Trumpeter Jimmy Smith and I have been hosting the Black Lotus Jam every Wednesday since October of 2015. We only missed one week due to inclement weather!
Each week we highlight the music of a particular jazz composer or recording with a varying rhythm section. Here is a list of the composers/albums we have presented:
Larry Young "Unity"
Hank Mobley "Soul Station"
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
The Adderley Brothers
The Jazz Crusaders
Horace Silver's "Cape Verdean Blues"
Wayne Shorter's "Speak No Evil"
Miles Davis' "Milestones"
Freddie Hubbard/Woody Shaw
Blue Mitchel's "The Thing To Do"
Lee Morgan's "Cornbread"
The Hughes/Smith Quintet
Lou Donaldson's "Mr. Shing-a-Ling"
Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew"
Billy Drummond's "Dubai"
And here is a list of the phenomenal musicians who have performed with us:
And then there all the many cats that have come to sit in!
I am sure I am missing something or someone because there is a lot to remember! But I am so thankful for the opportunity to learn this music with this incredibly talented pool of Detroit musicians! Detroit is a gem of a music city, and specifically a JAZZ city...and it is only that way because of the folks that come out and LISTEN and the clubs that support it! Let's all do our part to keep this going!!!
peace, love & harmony,