Ed Driscoll

OK 80: Happy birthday (well,

OK 80: Happy birthday (well, almost) to Orrin Keepnews, the legendary jazz producer who turns 80 in March. Keepnews “was the first to record legendary artists Bill Evans and Wes Montgomery, and has figured prominently in the careers of Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Stanley Clarke and Flora Purim. He started three distinguished jazz labels: Riverside, Milestone, and Landmark”, according to this excellent profile by Eric Olsen on Blogcritics.