Hey Victor! You are very welcome and the praise is much deserved. Yes, it is nice to have cats listen and enjoy and then comment positively. Let`s you know that you`re on the right track! I see JaiJai gave you a great plug on her message to producers, agents etc. Good stuff! Keep slammin` my brother, and I hope we can hook up one day! Sincerely, IZ
I heard that. It would be nice to think that all of us could write letters, etc. to get things changed. But the big boys (pop mostly) with the big bucks are always going dominate. Still it may be worth a try to get all of us Academy jazz cats actively involved.
My bad!! I heard "Argentina" in the lyrics but read "Argentia" in the title and thought the was an error in spelling... Not intentionally of course, but I didn't put 2 and 2 together... I guess I should pay more attention to the lyrics!! (never been my strongsuit)
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.