Saturday, January 16th, 2010
This month is the first anniversary of trumpet player Alex van Heerden’s sudden passing last January. When he died he was recording music with a band of farm workers, the Delta Optel Vastrap Band (that’s them above). As I noted at the time, I was a big fan of Van Heerden’s style of playing–the way
Thursday, December 31st, 2009
Around this time every year I get very homesick. (Last year I was in Cape Town). I am in northern Wyoming where its cold and snow turned to ice means downhill skiing (about which I blow...