March 2010 Blog Posts (54)

"It's All About The Music"

"It's all about the music," I told him as we sat in the Starbucks in Franklin, TN. "This time I want to record 'my' songs. Don't get me wrong. I love singing the standards I grew up listening to." I paused to take a sip of my chai tea. The room was filled with people in meetings, on their computers, making deals and writing songs or screenplays. Behind the counter the employees were taking orders, making coffee and dishing out delectable sugary confections, hustling to keep the line moving.… Continue

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"First Impressions" Shoots Up the Smooth Jazz Charts!!

Hulon's debut CD “First Impressions” is still going strong! The first single “Sax on the Beach” is currently residing at #29 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Indicator Chart ( )!!

Also, “First Impressions” had the highest increase in spins this week with +68 and shot up to #10 on the Indie Jazz Chart ( ). With all this… Continue

Added by Hulon on March 31, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

We need your help! New Release – “Cycle Of Life” by Jeff Stetson, Produced by Max Vasquez

Thanks so much for your friendship. So glad we're able to connect here. I support all your endeavors right back. After six long years of producing my ailing friend Jeff Stetson’s project, “Cycle Of Life” is finally back from the manufacturers! Due to delays in the manufacturing process, we were unable to release the CD in a timely manner. We thank those of you who have been waiting for this moment to…


Added by Max Vasquez on March 31, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Tony Adamo's "What Is Hip" on Horndrivenradio's Playlist

Tony Adamo's "What Is Hip" on Playlist/ Raoul Fernandes Revised Playlist for 03/30/10 List is in Artist order and not in order of play... ***Al Green\Take Me To The River ***Anna King\That's When I Cry ***Archie Bell And The Drells\The Soul City Walk ***Arthur Prysock\I've Got The Blues So Bad ***Average White Band\Pick... Up The Pieces…


Added by Tony Adamo on March 30, 2010 at 10:09pm — No Comments

APR 9 + 10 Live CD will be cut of NYC Debut. LE GRAND LOVE - songs of Legrand

April 9+10 Cutting live CD of NYC PREMIERE, New Michel Legrand CD in the works. Countdown. 11 days. Tix selling fast!

Contact for tickets and listen to samples of the show at

From Berlin, the American Jazz Singer Kara Johnstad debuts her acclaimed performance of “LE GRAND LOVE, “ a tribute honoring the music of Michel Legrand. Kara leads… Continue

Added by Kara Johnstad on March 29, 2010 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Tommie's Spoken Word - What Was It You Said???

One of the many pieces of advice Jaijai has given to me, is that she felt in addition to my

musical output, I should maybe sometime give some thought to doing Spoken Word and

we even joked about the sort of things I might do.

With so much going on currently for my music, this was on the back burner, until

yesterday when a lovely…


Added by tommie brewster on March 29, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

From Our Hearts For The World

Yes, there are and have been many compilations produced to try and help the people of Haiti. I was asked some weeks ago if I would join in a small group of artists from many different genres to put together an album in the hope of helping or trying to help in some way.

Subsequently, the disaster in Chile hit and there are so many around the world who will always need help, always.

So we created "From Our Hearts For The World"…


Added by tommie brewster on March 27, 2010 at 5:56am — No Comments

Practice Part III: Patience

We live in a “Get It Now” society more than we ever have before. There’s a phone application at our fingertips that gives us anything we want, anytime we want it. This is not the path of mastery. The ever-growing social attitude of “I want it now with the least amount of effort.” is not only the antithesis of musical progress, but a cancer eating away at it. Private instructors and colleges are dumbing down their curriculum and standards for monetary reasons, thus creating future generations…


Added by Mike Valeras on March 26, 2010 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Practice Part II: The Path

In my last post, I spoke about defining your passions in music. The next step in your development is your path. Now, this is where most self help books would talk about setting goals. I’m not going to do that. We are, after all, musicians and not Olympic decathletes. Now don’t get me wrong. Professional goals are necessary. I have major ones. I want to teach 100 students a week. I want to play on the biggest sessions in Nashville. I want to perform at the most prestigious jazz festivals all…


Added by Mike Valeras on March 25, 2010 at 12:35pm — No Comments


Mr Cool

He ain't no fool


He's Music King

Of blues'n swing


He's notes and beat

Just feel the heat


He's  music King

So jump and sing



Clap your hands

And start…


Added by Petra Caramela on March 25, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Practice Part I: Passion

Over the years, I’ve been asked many questions regarding practicing and motivation. Due to the recent interest expressed by some of you on this matter, I would like to respond by exploring reasons for, and ways to avoid, “Hitting the Wall.” Today’s post, the first of three, will address what I believe to be the most important element of any artist’s/musician’s quest for self-improvement. Passion.

It is my belief that…


Added by Mike Valeras on March 24, 2010 at 2:37pm — No Comments

TONY ADAMO get hip to "What Is Hip"


Tony Adamo and producer Jerry Stucker have re-imagined two classic Tower of Power hits in a fresh, hip, and icy cool style that you've just got to hear.

Just released is Tony's hot new remake of the classic Tower of Power tune "WHAT IS HIP?" and it's available TODAY for download as an MP3 file.…


Added by Tony Adamo on March 21, 2010 at 11:06pm — No Comments

WDGP Radio

Hello everyone. I am the Station Manger and Programmer for WDGP radio. If you haven't yet had an opportunity to check us out, please visit us at WDGP

I have always believed and shared that each of us has a path to follow and if we follow that path we can not fail. Since I have put that into practice, it has been an amazing journey. I started out as a blogtalk radio host and then went on to have a show on Internet Radio and from there to having… Continue

Added by Ladee16 on March 21, 2010 at 9:16pm — No Comments


So today was simply a beautiful Equinox. I did my morning run and then walked in the rain along the river.

I seem to be running out of time lately... the papers said that literally the earth changed and the das are shorter after the last earthquake in Chile. Suppose to have changed by mili seconds, but I feel like there is a huge shift in the air.

Anyway.. tickets are selling quickly in NYC and people are now flying in from Rome, Chicago, LA, Minneapolis, London and… Continue

Added by Kara Johnstad on March 21, 2010 at 2:21pm — No Comments

The Tommie Brewster Appreciation Society


On Facebook Lady Rosemarie took me by surprise by creating

The Tommie Brewster Appreciation Society just a couple of days ago

and I am still sort of speechless that this should happen.

I can only say a huge thankyou to Rose for doing this and to

voice my thanks also to all the people who already joined the


Such kindness and such support - that this should be done

just… Continue

Added by tommie brewster on March 21, 2010 at 7:28am — No Comments

Tony Adamo interviewed by Patty Molloy

Tony Adamo interviewed by Patty Molloy on PositiveListeningRadio

Patty Molloy Excellent week coming up. Short Story Sunday with Greg Adams 9pm EDT, New Music Monday with Tony Roc Adamo 8pm EDT Monday. Paul Joseph Trama's Music spotlight on Don Henley 8pm EDT Wed. Interview with Doc and Larry from Tower of Power from B.B. King's on Thursday ( Official Tower of Power FAN Page) all on Positive Listening Radio. Tony Adamo is a… Continue

Added by Tony Adamo on March 20, 2010 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Barb Jungr Releases The Men I Love-The New American Songbook CD May 11, 2010 On Jazz Label Naim

March 18, 2010-New York, New York-
Barb Jungr is renowned for her unique vocal style and approach to arrangements and interpretations of a wide range of songs. When you hear her sing The Talking Heads classic track “Once In A Lifetime” on the upcoming release The Men I Love-The New American Songbook...READ MORE...

Jazz Promo… Continue

Added by Keith Hannaleck on March 20, 2010 at 7:17pm — No Comments


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mso-fareast-language:EN-US">TRACK #6. YOU

BEEN HATIN’ ON ME by rapper MOUZON (aka Alphonse Philippe Mouzon)
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mso-fareast-language:EN-US">w/ singer Emma Alexandra Mouzon and dad Alphonse Mouzon playing all instruments and…

Added by Alphonse Mouzon on March 20, 2010 at 4:49pm — No Comments

New Production Company

I will package the arrangements, studio time, musicians' salaries, back-up singers, and mixing...and play solos if needed. A one-stop concept. Your music will be recorded in my own state-of-the-art studio, which I built in 2003. A reasonable fee will be determined in advance, dependent on band size, so that you, as the artist, can spend your time being creative, instead of watching the clock and rushing through takes.…


Added by RON APREA on March 19, 2010 at 2:41pm — No Comments

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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.

I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.

My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."

Let's be audacious, my friends!

Buster Williams


Different Ways To See And Be: The Lives Of Joseph Jarman And Alvin Fielder

The deaths of two foundational members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, a forward-thinking Chicago jazz collective, offers a chance to reflect on its evolving impact.

Wayne Shorter Travels The Spaceways

A new album by the octogenarian saxophonist is always a big deal, but his latest — and the winner of the 2018 Jazz Critics Poll — is also just plain big: 3 discs and an 84-page graphic novel.

The 2018 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

Over 130 critics voted on the best jazz albums of 2018 — celebrated elders dominated the top of the results, but a class of younger musicians is rising.

'Jazz Night In America' Remembers Artists We Lost In 2018

Friends of the show offer memories and music of pianist Cecil Taylor, Village Vanguard owner Lorraine Gordon, South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and trumpeter Roy Hargrove.

Nate Chinen's Favorite Albums Of 2018

For NPR Music's jazz critic and the editorial director of WBGO, 2018 was a year that saw music — not just jazz — in the throes of a creative boom, rocketing in many directions.

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