Happy 70th birthday to Jazz guitarist and Gemini Jack Wilkins

Jack Wilkins is a jazz guitarist celebrating his 70th birthday this weekend at a hit at the Jazz Standard, although he is actually a Gemini.

His “Red Clay” cover of a Freddie Hubbard song is also sampled by a few hip hop composers and thiefs.

So it goes.

I remember sitting in his office to settle when Henry Butler my then-2002-client played a week there, Seth Abramson the music director, of Jazz Standard, and recalling also meeting his brother Todd Abramson of Maxwell’s of Hoboken at a different club, Mercury Lounge. I also recall going to see Steve Lacy at Jazz Standard with some of the staff from Anthology Film Archives — and as I write this I am also thinking about time-travel slash Alice Thru the Lookingglass article on brain picking blog by Maria Popova my bestest new imaginary friend (in that she has 400,000 readers and has never heard of me)

Anyways, keep on swingin’ Jack.



About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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