Back in February of this year he was in a tragic car accident and broke his neck. He has been fighting through his healing with all that he is. I wanted to share this news with all of you in that, if you felt so inclined to donate whatever you can to his life right now it would keep his spirits up and his spirit strong to keep the faith that the healing is in place. Even if you gave one dollar with all of us here, we could give him a little peace and less possible worry as he progresses. Go to paypal.com and use email address email@example.com or use his mailing address of:
P.O. Box 1808
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1808
To send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Having to be present in thoughts for a healing, one doesn't need financial woes on top of it. If you can help, it would help a life of a very dear friend to The Jazz Network.
I picked a video that touches my heart regarding Chazz and his level of faith for a strong comeback. We are all routing for you Chazz. Stay lifted!!
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.
Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
He was a soulful reedman, an amazing talent scout for decades and a bandleader of one of the country's most popular acts. Born in 1913, Herman led "Thundering Herds" that were both big draws and well-respected by the likes of Igor Stravinsky. Here are five recordings which still sound fresh today.