I am a great person and a dedicated musician. Received Downbeat magazine scholarship and attended Berklee College of music. Got a call from Gene Mcdaniels and went on to play with up coming star Roberta Flack. Spent many years playing behind various singers on the Essex lable. Then remained active on Broadway. I have done the following hit shows, Don't Bother me I can't cope, The rocky Horror Show, and Raisin, starring Virginia capers. Spent a year with the Negro ensemble Co.Worked the Fox theater in Philadelphia with Melvin Van peeble's Don't Play us cheap. I recorded on the Atlantic label with Harry Alexander and the Virgo label with Roy Ayers. Put considerable amount of time in the New York recording scene.You can also catch a glimpse of me in the hit movie 9 &1/2 weeks starring Micky Rourke. PS I had dredlocks. I have always taken time off to study. Therefore I have had breaks from the scene on occasion . Spent one year at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City studying the flute and conducting. I have studied with Maestro Alberto Socarras whom I might mention is my mentor. I have since had the opportunity to have studied with some fine players. Let me give a shout out to Bryce Sabastien, Hilliard Greene,Mike Pope,Santi Debriano and Tony Falanga. I am presently working on classical playing but maintaining the roots of jazz. I love working with singers and will always be available when needed. Last but not least I still put time into the electric bass and respect it as an instrument on it's own ground. I am a member of Local 802 so if you need me you know what to do. Peace.
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Yo,Dennis!All is well.I just got in from my teaching gig,just a little while ago.Tyrone left me a message earlier today,but no number.I know that he's down in Beaufort,South Carolina right now,....I'm not sure when he's going to be back,but I'm quite sure,he'll call me again!
Oh my goodness Dennis!! So wonderful to hear from you and see you after all of these years! Oh!! that shirt!!hahahahhaha
that was a time in our lives!!LOL Well goodbuddie I am so happy that you are here and doin your thing! When you coming to England?? Stay in touch!! WOW!!
Thanks for the reach out. Indeed a few people have already reached out to me. I am not sure that I've filled out my "about me" section properly though. I didn't do a big sell line or anything. I kept it basic, LOL! Hit me up, man. Peace.
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.