Chubby helped popularize the the 5-string C bass, was responsible for bringing be-bop jazz to schools all over the country, and also had the first American jazz band to tour Europe after WWII.
He appeared in numerous movies and TV shows featuring the grand masters of Jazz. Chubby performed and recorded with Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Barnet, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gilllespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Red Norvo, Buddy Rich, Charlie Parker,Terry Gibbs, Ben Webster, Raymond Scott, Bill Harris, JJ Johnson, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan, just to name a few.
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~ Jaijai Jackson
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Kathy Yolanda Rice's newest single, "Flesh Of My Flesh", drops May 21st, and features an R&B/gospel duet with the internationally renowned television, film, and Broadway star Philip Michael Thomas. While Thomas is most widely recognized for his roles as Ricardo Tubbs in Miami Vice and Stix in the movie Sparkle (Irene Cara), he is also a talented composer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist. Kathy Yolanda Rice and Philip Michael Thomas tell a wonderful love story in this powerful duet. Their voices create a magical blend that beckons the listener to make an emotional connection to each romantic note in this beautiful love song. Accompanied by Kelvin Wooten’s Cool Jazz/Gospel/R&B track, their unique sound excites the soul and spirit! This anointed love song will cause you to fall in love over and over again, renew your vows, and keep your commitment to your significant other!
Rice's single, "Love Is Like a Sunny Day", released February 22nd on the Paintbrush Records label, is still climbing the charts. The song garnered spots on five CD Baby Charts after its release, and is still one of the top rated singles in the Jazz/Cool Jazz category. It is also finding success overseas, moving up from the 9th position to the 7th on the May 12th UK Soul Chart. "Love Is Like a Sunny Day" was co-written with Gary Swann and produced by the musical heavyweight and Grammy nominated Kelvin Wooten, who has generated hits for Anthony Hamilton, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, and Kelly Price.
Rice is far from a novice in the music industry, having composed and produced her 10 track debut album, "After All These Years" in 2004. Born and raised in the cosmopolitan city of Huntsville, Alabama, her talent was recognized early. She began studying piano at age 6, and followed up with formal voice training at age 12. Rice received her B.S. in Music Education from Alabama A&M University. After establishing her own label in 2004, she continued to compose and record. Rice embarked on several high profile projects and collaborations in 2012. In February, she joined a lineup of prestigious women musicians on the Bobby Pin Diaries movie soundtrack, featuring her up tempo tune, "I've Gotta Find a Love". In August, Rice was the lyric soprano for the recording of the Walter Hawkins remake of "Jesus Christ Is the Way", by Nuove Mystique, which was later released by Warner Music Group. She was also a featured artist on the Women in Jazz: South Florida Volume III compilation CD, which was released in December 2012.
GRAMMY-AWARD WINNER STEVE TYRELL HONORS THE MUSIC OF AMERICAN LYRICIST SAMMY CAHN IN IT’S MAGIC: THE SONGS OF SAMMY CAHN SET FOR RELEASE MAY 14, 2013
Tyrell to Celebrate a Decade of Headlining at Café Carlyle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Hitmaker and beloved crooner, Steve Tyrell is set to release a bewitching new album titled It’s Magic: The Songs of Sammy Cahn on May 14, 2013. The album pays tribute to the incredible work of Sammy Cahn whose songs are firmly embedded in the Great American Songbook and during the early 60s defined a generation, giving life to the Rat Pack’s repertoire.
The album coincides with Tyrell’s newly extended contract with Café Carlyle to continue his seasonal residency through 2014. Tyrell succeeded the legendary Bobby Short who played Café Carlyle for more than three decades before his passing in 2005.
Complemented with longtime collaborators, Tyrell explores 13 of his favorite Cahn songs, illustrating their everlasting vitality. The musicians include guitarist Bob Mann, pianists Alan Broadbent and Quinn Johnson, bassists Ed Howard and David Finck, drummers Kevin Winard and Jim Sapporito, and feature soloist David Mann on saxophone, and Lew Soloff on trumpet. The arrangements are provided by a legendary group that include Alan Broadbendt, Don Sebesky, John Oddo, and Bob Mann, and is produced by Steve Tyrell and Jon Allen
During the late 50s and early 60s there was a shift in the American lifestyle. Among the political and cultural shift was an underlying new sex appeal, “There was a period in American pop culture where the old-world thinking ran into the sexual revolution. That’s around 1958. Before that, everybody was ‘goody two-shoes,’ sleeping in twin beds on TV. Then all of sudden, there was the Rat Pack, Las Vegas, James Bond, and Playboy magazine. Things started getting sexy,” Tyrell explains.
The idea to record a Cahn songbook project first came to Tyrell last year, after he performed “It’s Crazy,” at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va. (right outside of Washington, D.C.). It was one of the last tunes Cahn penned in collaboration with Tyrell’s friend Artie Butler, “It was a song that slipped through the cracks, Artie told me, so I thought it would be great to try a Sammy Cahn song that no one knew. We played it that night and everybody went crazy,” Tyrell remembers, “It was like finding a buried treasure.” Underscored with an after-hours blues feel, and graced with a sultry trumpet solo from Lew Soloff (Blood, Sweat & Tears), the song will undoubtedly be inducted into the big leagues of other Cahn classics.
Cahn was an excellent collaborator and one of his most famous partnerships was with Jimmy Van Heusen. Some of the other Cahn-Van Heusen covers featured on the album include such iconic material as “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head,” along with opener “Come Fly with Me,” a classic made famous by Frank Sinatra (who recorded 87 of Cahn’s songs), a dramatic reading of the amorous cautionary tale “The Tender Trap,” which was the soundtrack title song of the 1955 movie starring Sinatra and Debbie Reynolds; a stirring retooling of “All the Way,” another Sinatra-related classic, written for the 1957 drama, The Joker is Wild; the gorgeous, string-laden ballad “The Second Time Around; and the comely “Call Me Irresponsible,” an ambitious five-syllable word ballad that Cahn originally wrote for 1963 movie, Papa’s Delicate Condition, with hopes that the movie’s original star, Fred Astaire would sing it. Instead it sat on the shelf for seven years until the movie was finally made, starring Jackie Gleason, winning Cahn his final Oscar.
Even though Tyrell’s a five-decade veteran songwriter, producer and music supervisor, who has worked with an illustrious and diverse array of artists (Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Aaron Neville, James Ingram, Diana Ross Ray Charles, and more), he’s dedicated his solo recording career solely to the Great American Songbook, starting off with his 1999 recording debut, A New Standard (Atlantic Records) and was the first in a new wave of contemporary artists recording the standards. Of Tyrell’s previous 9 albums, 7 have made the top 5, and 1 the top 10 in Billboard’s Traditional Jazz Chart.
Tyrell is also a two time Emmy nominee, and has worked with some of the most iconic directors in film and television such as Nancy Meyers, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Steven Soderbergh, Charles Shyer, and Hugh Wilson.
“Cuddle up close to the one you love and listen to Steve sing Sammy and see if you don't agree with me. It's Magic!”
~ Nancy Sinatra
“Sammy always said, a song had a destiny and would always find its way to the right artist. Steve Tyrell is that artist today.”
− Tita Cahn
“Steve’s album is fabulous; he brings a fresh spin to these classics… I can feel the love and respect he has for each song…”
~ Deana Martin
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