NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

Back to Bern for New Years with the Quintet, and before that we have highly unusual night called The Founders -- Sunday Night at the Knick. Click here for info.

NEW CD available here as of Right Now !! "Beach Ball Blast" is a live recording of Al's Octet on the beach in Watch Hill, Rhode Island this summer. We will have copies on hand at performances as of this week, online sales too. Come and get it !!

RIP Preston Hubbard. See Als' Articles for my thoughts on one of the best bassists I have ever known.

All Al Copley CDs are on sale at concerts, and here to listen to and to purchase.

(See Schedule for all dates and info.)

 

A newly discovered video of Al at the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival, opening for Eric Clapton. Click here (clip starts after advertisement but the ad only comes the first play.)

 

Yet another video surfaces, this one from the 1994 Saint Chaumond Blues Festival, this is the opener of a concert with Ana Popovic and Joe Louis Walker.  Click here ...Right before is a BB King Jam from the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival for your enjoyment.

CATEGORIES

The category is a Grand Canyon of echoes. Somebody utters an obscenity and you hear it keep bouncing back a million times. Categories are sometimes used by a person who feels that the one he's talking to doesn't know enough about the language in which he speaks. So he uses lines, circles, and pigeonholes to help the less literate one to a better understanding.

-- Duke Ellington, "Music is my Mistress." p. 38

GENIUS

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

-- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart