I am glad to announce the release of my debut CD called "Interro Island". This is my first solo project, which includes original tunes composed and arranged by me. I hope you will enjoy my work!
available on CD Baby now!"
"HI there. Uh... the tuning began with an ongoing frustration with not being able to hear the sound in my head. So, tuning a fourth lower than standard "contrabass guitar" tuning allows me to play certain notes I've longed to…"
"Brent, welcome aboard! Up with jazz, especially the kind of jazz you play. Could I borrow a $100.00. Oh forgot, you are a jazz musician maybe I need to loan you money, or not. I thought open E was the basses lowest note. Help me out here. Explain…"
"Hi Brent, thank you so very much for the friendship. You no there is a special connection between Bassist and Drummers. My eldest brother was a bassist. Who knows somewhere down the road we can share the stage together. Welcome to the network. God…"
Instrumental music written and performed by Brent-Anthony Johnson (bass) and Chris Ball (woodwinds)
with guests Joe Gamble, Chad MacCluskey, Joel MacCluskey, John Cittadino, Dean Kielian, Peter Eissfeldt, Tom Ball, and Derek Banach.
Brent-Anthony Johnson is a producer and composer who records and performs via the medium of fretted and fretless 6-string "Sub-Contrabass" guitar and 4-string acoustic and electric bass guitar and acoustic contrabass.
All BAJ's 6-string basses are tuned F#, B, E, A, D, G (low to high) "so its a 'loooow jammie' thing, baby!"
He has studied with bassists Michael Fitzmaurice, Kirwan Brown, Kai Eckhardt, Kim Stone, and Jimmy Haslip and he has taught privately since 1979. Brent-Anthony has also taught at Naropa University and at the University of Colorado in Boulder and Lamont School at CU/Denver and he has been an active clinician since 1988.
Known to the bass community as "BAJ," he contributes interviews and editorial pieces to a number of popular bass websites, forums and magazines. He currently writes for Bass Frontiers Magazine and Bass Musician Magazine. He has also written lessons, reviews and interviews for BASSICS, G***** Bass and Bass Inside magazines.
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Brent, welcome aboard! Up with jazz, especially the kind of jazz you play. Could I borrow a $100.00. Oh forgot, you are a jazz musician maybe I need to loan you money, or not. I thought open E was the basses lowest note. Help me out here. Explain your bass tuning for us non-musicians. Love Ya. Ron
Hi Brent, thank you so very much for the friendship. You no there is a special connection between Bassist and Drummers. My eldest brother was a bassist. Who knows somewhere down the road we can share the stage together. Welcome to the network. God Bless you, Anthony
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.