"Vince....totally awesome sounds man, nice "chops" indeed...caught some of the same artists in the 60's in Manhatten what a fabulous time for jazz artists...the picture above I took in '74 in Preservation Hall New Orleans,…"
Born NY Nov 1953. Grew up Harlem, Sugar Hill, The Heights, Manhattan Valley...uptown.
Lifelong music fan. Listened to everything. Still do. Started venturing out to concerts
and clubs on my own at 14 (it was like that then) Apollo, Fillmore, MSG, Gate, Vanguard, Slugs, wherever. Elvin, Cream, Hubbard,Hendrix,Coryell, Delfonics,Mountain, Miles,Rahsaan,Bartz,Stevie,Santana,Sly,Kool&theGang,The Band,whoever. What a time!
Still wasn't playing. Decided to get a horn from the pawn shop 70's,local bands, clubs day job, community work, apts all over bx.
Mid 20's started touring Stacy lattisaw w/tm stevens,Change 80's, Vinnette Caroll Musicals, Mtume ,Freddie Jackson, by day. Olu dara, Arthur Blythe, Lester bowie, Kelvin bell, After hours.
90's, Jonathan Butler, Will Downing, Alex Bugnon, Patti Austin
'95 Family tragedy, stopped touring. Godsend- '95-'99 Bring in the Noise/Funk B'way
Alex Bugnon '99-Present
Much Recording-Change, Mtume, Whitney Houston, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Cassandra Wilson, Amy Winehouse, Nas, Ice Cube, Maceo Parker,Will Downing, Jonathan Butler Alex Bugnon, Poogie Bell, Mary J Blige, Mark Ledford...Many Others.
I just am crazy about music. Don't ask me how I ended up doing it for a living.
Vince....totally awesome sounds man, nice "chops" indeed...caught some of the same artists in the 60's in Manhatten what a fabulous time for jazz artists...the picture above I took in '74 in Preservation Hall New Orleans, "Sweet Emma Barrett" and her men...btw have a great friend who's a painter/artist up near you in Crumbville...Tom Stratton..if you ever get a chance look him up...love to network with you anytime if you ever need visual imagery to match your musicianship....my best to you.....always b
YO!!!! Great to hear from u, I sent u a message I think i'm not the brightest cat in the world when it come to this sorta stuff. U sound great as always!! Hopefully you'll get the message so we can speak directly.
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.