Category Archives: jazz


This morning I watched the finale of HBO’S TREME, a four-year series about post-Katrina New Orleans muscial working class created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer. Like in any good story the characters become your friends and enemies, but what stuck with me most about TREME was its devotion to the many genres of music […]

YOURNA Pepper Adams Quintet

Mlle. Cool

Lorraine Glover 1955 Donald Byrd’s Wife She is so cool, although there was a question around her identity, because some people argued that the trumpeter’s second wife was named Yourma. solved the mystery with research and wrote that in April 1958, Donald Byrd recorded the song “Yourna” with the Pepper Adams Quartet. They suggested […]