Milk & Honey is the title of my new CD. Since I was 9 years old, I wanted to be a great musician. Just as a great father leaves an inheritance for his children’s children, a "great musician" leaves his mark on lovers of music to cherish long after he or she's gone. Although I have the opportunity to leave an impression on a large variety of audiences filled with music lovers, I’ve always known that the musical inheritance that I would leave, would come in the form of at least one great musical project;
Milk and Honey,
A smooth Jazz vibe with an inspirational feel and an R&B groove
This CD contains 15 songs. 9 originals and 6 cover tunes
A land flowing with milk and honey is a land rich in nourishment, wealth, health and prosperity, a land rich in joy, peace, love and happiness, a land of more than enough. All the songs in this CD together make up this great land. A place that I hope you experience each time you flip the switch to play it on your sound system.
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.