Musical Artist, Producer, Record Label, Publisher, Arranger
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I was born & raised in Memphis,Tn. I've been living in Nashville,Tn for about 30 years. I am a writer, publisher, musician,producer,arranger & performer. I've been in the music business for over 30 years. I've worked with artist from, The Williams Brother to Kirk Whalum to Marty Stuart and Whitney Houston. I love what I do, and that is spreading Love to the world of God's people through my musical presentations. You can read more about me at allmusic.com, myspace.com, key word, Ralph Lofton.
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HI MISTER, RALPH, NICE TO MEET YOU. IN BRAZIL WE LOVE ALL GROOVE JAZZ SOUNDS, BUT IN SOUTH AMERICA IS NOT LIKE USA JAZZ FM STATIONS...24 HOURS BEAT JAZZ. NO, IN BRAZIL ONLY WEEKLY JAZZ RADIO SHOW. I SAY THAT BECAUSE I HAVE TWO HOURS WEEKL TO INTRODUCE IMPROVISED MUSIC, EVERY MONDAY TO 21.00 AT WWW.RADIOLESTE345FM.COM.BR THIS SITE IS UNDER RE-PAGE RIGHT NOW. RALPH, I WRITE THIS MESSAGE IN HOPE GET CD-PROMOTE TO PLAY AT STATION. MY FIRST DESIRE IS TRY DIVULGE IN BRAZIL MORE SWING JAZZ. THINK ABOUT. REGARDS FROM BRAZIL. EDSON. LUIZKRUG@BOL.COM.BR
I´d really appreciate it if you could take the time to look at my work and leave your impressions here or in the guestbook on my homepage -http://www.miartemartagracielabressi.webs.com/- where there are more samples of my digital art works, engravings and sculptures. The web site´s in Spanish but, if you want to read the texts in English, you can access my Livejournal:
You can also visit the website we created with the Belgian jazz musician Dirk Schreurs to make our recent video art collaboration known to the world:
http://www.mindsofglass.webs.com/ ¨ Minds of Glass: ¨All visual compositions perfectly match the soundtrack’s expressive aesthetics in terms of emotional content and artistic strength” (New York/Los Angeles Independent Media Board).
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.