"Here's a little story: There were two doors. In the first door in the middle of the room there was a round table and in the middle of the table was a large pot of stew which smelled delicious but the people around the table was thin and…"
"The way the words are sung. The way the notes come together. What words are sung (very important. These are all keys in who will even listen. Words - Music - Love -Willingness. We've got the ingredients, let's start to blend them together…"
"Ditto Jai Jai to what Ralph said. I'm also very honored and don't take the talent God has given me lightly. Many are called, few are chosen and fewer chosen that respond to the call. Jai Jai, I'm with ya!"
"Yes Michael! David was the greatest psalmist. He sung and played until delliverance came. He said "I encourage himself" Sing, dance, play until you feel better, until the pain goes away, until breakthrough comes, until you feel…"
Jackie is a gospel jazz singer, a charismatic worship experience offering a unique blend of traditional, contemporary and praise, all rhythmically delivered in her signature contralto tone. She is the musical director and Praise and Worship Leader at Vine-Life Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California. Her Mom was a gospel singer and her Dad was a jazz musician. Combining the two together you get "gospel jazz"
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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!!
Pianist and singer Barbara Carroll was host Marian McPartland's second guest during the first season of Piano Jazz. Thirty years later, Carroll makes a return appearance to reminisce with her friend about their experiences at the Hickory House and the Oak Room. Carroll gives a charming performance of "Very Early" and McPartland improvises a musical portrait of her guest.
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.