Thanks for the friendship Rod, from one soprano player to another. I figure you're not on this site too much but one Sunday, have a listen to my rendering of Coltrane's Resolutioin Part II of A Love Supreme. I like your personal sound spectrum. Jack Pressly
You would be a great feature on our show "Close Up 2 Smooth Jazz" Concert Series a television show featuring today's upcoming smooth jazz artist, hosted and interviews by Frank Goss III of Close Up 2 Jazz: Smooth Jazz Club in Chicago.
The Concert Series premieres in the Spring of 2009...subscribe to the tv pilot video on youtube and leave a comment.
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.