BJ Lookin' forward to your new music!...Finally started recording last month...it's sooo slow with everyone doing different jobs...but it's going well...and we're really fussy...lol....All my best for you and all those lucky enough to be in your life....love and jazz from Maine...always b
BJ...you sing your buns off! Love what you do to a song. Call me when you get to Hawaii...808- 265- 6929...by the way, I sang with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra doing a concert that featured Frank Sinatra's original arrangements back in 1999. Love your country and musicians...aloha, Jimmy
The piano player on "Trolly" is killin'. Who is he?...Would like to play with him when we get to New Zealand. (Notice how positive I am.) Anyway, I'm planning on working on that today. Great seeing you here.
Really love your Tracks! nice sultry voice and great piano tracks.
Been working on tracks so not much time for anything.
Also working with David Priest for the past several weeks and managed to get some tracks down for him. Hope to have them up and running soon. David is a great player. love the old school that he know's so well and also the fact that he's eclectic with his choice of styles that he's willing to play.
Hope to hear some more tracks from you Barb and great to see that your back after a 10 year absence. I'll bet you didn't know much you missed singing and workin on your music.
There is so much music out there that so much slips thru the cracks. I used to tell my radio audience that all the time. Fragile is one of Stings masterpieces, and has been recorded by several people, including Andy Bey. My arrangement is an idea I had for a long time and is part of a recording session that has yet to be released. Glad you like it.
My band on that recording has a longstanding involvement with me, pianist and drummer 40 years. So, yeah, we breathe together.
Brabara Jean, how nice of you to comment on my page. Hey, you sound great too. Black Coffee is a wonderful standard that requires some understanding and you manage to set your own tone with it. Good luck.
Thanks for you kind words Barbara! This is a great place to put your stuff on. I recommend doing the feature package and getting the review from Steve Getz, those things are very helpful for promo/resume.
Hi BJ!! Sultry sounds... very nice. My music has been playing in New Zealand on GeorgeJazz-FM, I was wondering if that's how you found me? It is our Independence Day weekend (July 4th) here in the U.S., so I'll be in good spirits and with family! Anyway, thank you for the friend request, best wishes and continued success.-- Andy
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!!
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