D*** Metcalf, aka Rotcod Zzaj
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If you dig spoken-word, I expect you'll enjoy the samples from this Zzaj Productions CD a great deal... I did all the poetry, a myriad of other players did the music - but what a BLAST we had!


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At 5:53pm on April 26, 2011, 3days said…

D,

Just wanted to know your still around and putting it down ...

I moved to NY to become a full time muscian its been a blast Ill let you know when

I land on my feet with a new CD .... Come check me out on this Network as well

 

Hit me up ....

At 12:17pm on May 20, 2010, Teddy Pantelas said…
I am not familiar with the network and didn't realize you wrote me so long ago till just now! I thank you for your kind comments. i'd love for you to review my sc. please call me 330 - 518 - 6147
Peace, Teddy
At 6:20am on May 13, 2010, Tom Gavornik said…
thank you sir. I will surely be speaking to you soon. A little backed up right now, but be cool. I certainly appreciate your comments.

tom g.
At 8:28pm on January 9, 2010, Motown Moe said…
Hello D*** it's been a long time. How are things going?
At 4:35pm on December 31, 2009, John Fumo said…
Thank you. I can send you a CD. Please give me your address. Most of the CD is aimed at a world fusion market, with a lot of trumpet ad libs.
John
At 5:33pm on December 8, 2009, Jimmy B. said…
Feel free to use the material we have on the page fo ryour review if interested.
At 11:01pm on December 6, 2009, HARLEM JAZZ NOTES said…
Hello D***. Tell me what you think about the Little BB/King Solomon.


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At 7:32pm on December 3, 2009, ART Weiss said…
Hello D*** 1 Thanks 4 The Music Compliment! I am Working In The Moment With James Brown Son Daryl Brown In Augusta On His New Band (The Son )New Funk Jazz I Like It Very Much Hi Updates His Fathers And His On Music Of Today I am Working Also With Atlanta's Top Jazz Musician On a New Bebop Album Bebop Deluxe D*** Stay In Touch For More Details Your Friend Art Weiss
At 3:51pm on November 28, 2009, Firefly Soul said…
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At 5:23pm on November 27, 2009, Laurence Smith said…
going to sacramento-modesto area next weekend!!!any venues you know of???

Profile Information

Where are you located?
Lacey, Washington
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Producer, Spoken Word Artist, Publicist, Record Label, Publisher, Author, Editor, Freelance Writer, Journalist
Tell us a little about your background...
I've been running "Zzaj Productions" since about 1988 & have been on over 60 CD's of various & sundry persuasions since the early 1980's. My "jazz" is more "odd-istry" than conventional. "Zzaj Productions" also produces the music review 'zine IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION, which has been on the net since about 1995.
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
Mike Longo
What Instrument do you play?
Piano
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://zzaj.freehostia.com

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Posted on December 12, 2009 at 8:55am 0 Comments

You can listen to these tunes here, but for PLAYERS, click on the DOWNLOAD arrow in the player to get them; 27 tracks for you to PLAY with... this is our TRACK MADNESS project... download the .mp3's, roll over them with your own ideas (don't be shy), & then post them back up under YOUR page... be SURE to LET ME KNOW when you've posted one for me to listen to. True COLLABORATION!…









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Posted on November 27, 2009 at 3:26pm 0 Comments

I've been at this "creativity" business ever since I was created... which may mean several millenniums, or could only be the slight 60+ years I've been here this time.



What I've found missing over the last 30 years or so is a place where creatives of all flavors could come & trade ideas about their projects... since my inclination is more towards the channeling of the things the muse spurs in me into musical outputs, I'm better able to talk about that - BUT, there have been many… Continue

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Posted on November 15, 2009 at 5:32pm 0 Comments

We are genre-inspecific... the only thing that matters when it comes to what I select for review in my magazine, IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION, is the ENERGY level of the players!



If you're producing lackluster music that doesn't dig down into the SOUL of whatever you're conveying with your music - don't send your stuff. I somehow doubt too many players would think that about their music, but those of who are in the position have heard such aplenty. There's a certain level of COMMITMENT… Continue
 
 
 

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