Sunday, June 30th 4pm to 5pm
Bob Porter & Tad Richards
Listening To Prestige
Bob Porter is a record producer, writer and broadcaster in the fields of Jazz and Blues. He has worked for such prominent record labels a Prestige, Savoy and Atlantic. He has produced more than 175 albums and several hundred reissues. He has contributed to DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazz Journal (London). He is a two-time Grammy winner, was awarded the Marion McPartland Award for Excellence in Jazz Broadcasting and is a member of the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame. He currently is the host of three separate radio programs on WBGO Newark. His most recent book is Soul Jazz a history of jazz and its reception in the black community in the period from the end of World War II until the end of the Vietnam War.
James (Tad) Richards, creator of the Listening To Prestige Blog is an American writer and visual artist. He is also artistic director and former president of the Opus40 sculpture park Saugerties, New York.
His portraits of jazz musicians illustrate his most recent books, Listening to Prestige, Vols 1, 2 & 3, a history of jazz of the bebop era through listening closely to, and investigating, the recordings on one of the most important independent jazz labels Prestige Records.
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