Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Jazz Guitar Of Joe Puma

Due to time constraints I've taken this blog down, in order to concentrate my efforts on The Ernie Kovacs Blog.

I've compiled a list of all the articles that have been posted here. If you'd like one sent to you please post a comment and I'll email you a copy in PDF format. MAKE SURE YOU TYPE YOUR EMAIL AS PART OF YOUR COMMENT; BLOGGER DOES NOT SEND ME A RETURN EMAIL ADDRESS. Your comment will only be seen by me and will not post publicly; once I send you the list the comment will be permanently removed. You can choose an article off the list and a PDF copy will be emailed to you.

There are two special articles I'd like to point out, the subject of both being the late, great Joe Puma:

"Joe Puma: Actually A Wild Kitten", from March 31, 2007

"The Jazz Guitar Of Joe Puma", from May 27, 2009

I've listed these here because Joe was a close family friend and a wonderful musician who in my opinion doesn't get nearly the amount of recognition he deserves. I want this to come up when people search his name so you can have access to these articles. Post a comment as indicated above and it will be my pleasure to email them to you.

About the picture on the right: Loren Schoenberg is the Executive Director of The National Jazz Museum In Harlem. It's a wonderful organization that helps to preserve jazz through it's workshops, programs and jazz resources. Bassist Christian McBride is the museum's Co-Director; check out the "Video Archive" page for a clip from Christian's wonderful interview with the legendary guitarist Pat Martino. I had the pleasure of visiting the museum in January, 2010; if you're planning a trip to NYC or live there I suggest you do the same.

You may have arrived here through Mike Kremer's "Classic Jazz Guitar" website. If you didn't, it's a great resource containing a wealth of information about the subject of jazz guitar and its practitioners.

I started this blog in March of 2007 so it's been nearly three years. To all my readers I say thank you.

Al Quagliata, February 3, 2010 (updated February 28, 2011)

1 comment:

Ron said...

Hi Al,
I would very much like to see the two articles you've written about Joe Puma. We had lots of interaction over the years, and I also knew his one-time wife, Mollie Lyons.
Many thanks,
Ron Prestia

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