Kirk, great inspirational words!! Thank you. My all time favorites of yours (I am sure they may change) Hymns in the Garden and In This Life. The photo was taken the last opportunity I had to visit your father, in April 2005. He was "my preacher" when I was in college in the 70s. CARRY ON!!
I once heard a famous musician say Jazz is defined by have many sub dominants, tritones or chord-degrees one can write in a song. I thought, how about -- what comes from the heart and soul. Kirk, no one will every doubt from where your music comes. Please visit Cresant City in Memphis (Dr. Williams restaurant). Also, please come to Honolulu soon.
Kirk, I'm somewhere in that audience - "The Gospel According to Jazz 3" was anointed in a way that I'm still trying to fathom. The image of George Duke breaking down still makes me cry. And you...caught up in the moments - there were dozens. Thanks, Brother. I know you're missing WSMJ 104.3 in Baltimore. Me, too. I'm workin' on trying to get a 24/7 station going - it WILL be done in 2009. Talk to Lori Lewis in Wisconsin - she misses you!
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.