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HAROLD HAITY: Freelance Solo Bassist, Composer, Songwriter & Harmony Tutor. Harold plays exclusively a Custom-built Six string Sandberg Signature Bass. Harold's versatility in constructing groovy and functional bass lines, playing melodies and harmonies and improvising makes his unique style very admirable. During his performance, especially when he entertains alone as Freelance Solo Bassist is inspiring and breathtaking.
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Hey, bro. Kwesi. It's been a while and I have to tell you that I'm enjoying listening to your playing, especially your touch and phrasing. I just submitted one of my most recent pieces to this site as well. The piece is a re-arrangement of an acoustic jazz piece I wrote back in 2004 for an ex-girlfried I painfully miss. I named the piece 'Bedroom Eyes' which was my nickname for her. Hope you enjoy.
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!!
The great composer and bandleader was distraught over the 1967 death of Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years. But Ellington took Strayhorn's passing as an impetus, born of necessity, to increase his own productivity. Here are five examples.
At the Village Vanguard, one flight down from the hubbub of New York City, in a tight space packed with people, we're about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who's launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
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.