Saxophonist John Doheny was born in Seattle Washington in 1953 but has spent much of his adult life in Canada, primarily in Vancouver and Toronto. After early experiences accompanying strippers in bars and cabarets he became a professional R&B sideman in the late 1970s, touring and recording with artists both prominent and obscure. In 1991 he returned to Vancouver and began a program of intense musical study, both in academe (Vancouver Community College, the University of British Columbia) and in the more informal area of performance. He asserts that "all human intercourse is either an opportunity to learn or to teach. Everything that I know about jazz performance (to the extent that I know anything at all) I owe to those players, teachers and students who have suffered to share the bandstand and the teaching studio with me." Since 2003, Mr. Doheny has been a permanent resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, but makes every effort to spend summers in Canada because "it's too damn hot down here then."

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Real Cool Killers on Artisan Radio.

My good friend Gregg Simpson has a show, the Gregg Simpson Jazz Hour, every Thursday at 4:00p.m. PST (that's 6:00p.m. here in New Orleans) on Artisan Radio. Gregg is a very interesting cat in his own right; in addition to being a visual artist of some renown, he was the drummer in pianist Al Neill's legendary mid 60's trio. Al started out as a be-bopper after WWII, but eventually morphed into an avant guardist so "out" he makes Cecil Taylor sound like Art Hodes.

But I digress. This coming Thursday, Gregg will be playing selections from my new record with bassist Rob Kohler and drummer Geoff Clapp, "In The Hive." We recorded this in one monster session a couple of months back, under the monicker "The Real Cool Killers."

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Comments on "Real Cool Killers on Artisan Radio."


Blogger Nou Dadoun said ... (1:02 PM) : 

John, my email to your mail address bounced (after 10 days!), drop me a line again with your working address and we'll kill the A-Trane too! ... Nou


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