It’s a little after 1am in the morning and I just got off the phone, (surprised), with our moderator, Jaijai Jackson. She informed me of the group and your love and I’m spechless. I’ve kept my situation to myself, as she knows so well, at times not even answering my phone even when I’m able. I’m filled with a ton of emotions as I read your posts and reflect on our conversation. I thank each of you for your up building comments.
You’re in my prayers, I can’t thank you enough for your encouragement.
Jaijai your heart is truly royal, you're a Queen!!!
God bless you and your entire family Brother Dixon. This beautiful forum is a place where the most creative/ gifted people come to gather, inspire, support, share and, what a wonderful way to "share" especially when life throws a curve ball our way. It is with sincerity and humility that I lift you and, everyone going through life's trials in prayer...Just seeing you respond to this message is indeed a beautiful sign of things to come Chazz. I haven't been here in a minute but, glad I stopped by to see what the wonderful Jaijai Jackson was up to. Keep the faith and, continue to believe in the blessings and power of God's healing and love! Peace & we're pulling for you...Noelle:)
Chazz ... you do what you need to do in order to nuture yourself! Yours is not a short road coming and it will be one of tests and discovery, frustrations and celebrations, anger and supreme joy. Hmmmm .. not unlike like in general!!! But you're on the road none-the-less and you are a survivor so answer the phone when you feel like and don't when you don't, take as many opportunites to smile as needed but also let the tears come as well. Trust your spirit .. it wants to see you go the distance and will not let you down!
Took me two years to relearn how to walk and talk again after my accident. I'm still working on the thinking side of things! :-)
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.