David Goloshchokin talking about jazz during Soviet times

David Goloshchokin, musician, professor and Artistic Director of Jazz Philharmonic Hall, talks about George Wein, Willis Conover, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and jazz during Soviet times. My meeting with David took place this afternoon June 8, 2011 at Jazz Philharmonic Hall in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He also showed me a very interesting museum exhibit on the history of Saint Petersburg jazz.

Discovering the Monk-Coltrane tapes

I’ve been fortunate to spend most of my career at the Library of Congress, and lucky to have discovered many treasures there over the years. But this recording resonated more than any other (so far). Here is a short documentary made by Kim Fields for the release of the Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall tapes. The tapes were discovered at LC in 2005 and subsequently released on CD by Blue Note and on vinyl by Mosaic.