James Newton on Bobby Bradford

Point of Departure hosts James Newton’s appreciation of Bobby Bradford on the occasion of his 75th birthday. This is really worth a read. Newton sets Bradford’s work in the larger context, and also demonstrates how important a figure Bradford has been — both globally and on the LA scene.

New York’s Festival of New Trumpet Music will host Bobby Bradford and present concerts in his honor from October 1 – 4 at New York’s Jazz Standard. Bobby will be joined by long-time colleagues David Murray, Marty Ehrlich, Mark Dresser, Andrew Cyrille, Baikida Carroll, Benny Powell and others. He will also receive FONT’s Award of Recognition for his decades of creative accomplishment.