"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.
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