In the still-developing documentary Doctone, a film about shooting-star jazz pianist Kenny Kirkland, guitarist Rodney Jones…
Tom Albach, a true jazz patron, has died. He began his Nimbus records specifically to record and document pianist, composer and bandleader Horace Tapscott. Albach’s efforts sustained Tapscott (1934-1999), and alerted the world outside of Los Angeles to his music. Albach was 95 and succumbed to the effects of pneumonia at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.
Time has been kind to Dolphy’s legacy, an important segment of which is explored on the new set Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance).