"Huge respect Egregio Maestro!
Like so many others, I feel I owe you big time. Seeing you on TV in the '70s on the 'Shabazz' tour demonstrated that freedom and discipline in exactly the right balance was essential to the serious art…"
"Your words on your spectrum album "what is life but a sprectrum and what is music but life itself" share my life.... "Stratus" is one of my life's faves since 37 years
I am very happy to meet you in this wonderful…"
Like so many others, I feel I owe you big time. Seeing you on TV in the '70s on the 'Shabazz' tour demonstrated that freedom and discipline in exactly the right balance was essential to the serious art of playing jazz - and that footage led me to so many great records.
As a keyboardist, I devoured what Milcho and all your fantastic sidemen were playing in relation to your rhythm innovations - it taught me a whole new approach to playing time, things I could never have remotely imagined. I have closely followed your career from then on - an ongoing education in fine, adventurous music.
When my daughter Eartha started taking singing seriously, her first gig was with Asere at Bristol Colston Hall - right after attending a songwriting week with them (which certainly knocked my first gig for six!)
A Billy-on thanks to you, Mr BC - long may you reign!
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.