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At 3:39am on November 2, 2008, JooZz said…
Hi Alphonse,

What a thrill to see so many of my heroes on this JazzNetwork. Hats off for you !

At 1:50am on November 2, 2008, Jaijai Jackson said…
Comin' by to give one of my favorite drummers a big hug! Hope you are out there havin' a great time promoting your greatness!

We here in The Jazz Network support alll you do!

At 4:02am on October 19, 2008, nicky quick said…
hey alphonse..

November 27 BERN, Switzerland Venue: Gomi/Wasserwerk..
great that you'll be playing not far from where i live.. don't want to miss that gig.. and man i'm diggin that seduction.. awesome groove and keys.. and that sax is off the hook.. thanks for the inspiration.. :-)
At 1:02pm on October 17, 2008, nicky quick said…
after elvin, tony, and jack.. I've always thought you the most important drummer of your generation.. an honor to be able to tell you that after all these years..
At 10:35pm on October 13, 2008, eri kamiya said…
thanks for the request! nice to meet u!

eri kamiya
At 9:01am on October 6, 2008, Yuki said…
Hello Alphonse,

Thank you for your add request! :-) I enjoyed listening to your music on your page.

Hope all is well with you! Please have a wonderful day!


At 2:20pm on October 5, 2008, Gregory Franz said…
Hi Alphonse. When Mikayla told me that she is going to do an article on you I could not believe it.

You know when CDs started to become popular in Cape Town, one of the first CDs in most jazz lovers' collection was "By All Means".

The tracks "Do I Have To" and "The Next Time We Love" are still very popular down here and can regularly be heard on some radio stations.

I still have my vinyl copy of "By All Means".

Keep It Alive - By All Means


At 1:53pm on October 5, 2008, Denise Donatelli said…
Thanks so much for sending the radio updates, Alphonse!
You are a true friend.
At 8:15am on October 5, 2008, Diesel Bodine said…
Stopping by to listen to more of your Sound Files. Love 'em!
The ''Protocol,'' ''Carbon Dioxide,'' ''Funky Snake Foot'' and ''Mind Transplant'' tunes are kickin' up a storm!
Excellent. 8-)
At 7:40pm on October 3, 2008, Diesel Bodine said…
Wow, cool! I saw you with Larry Coryell when I was a kid. It was an awesome show! It's cool to find you on here! 8-)
At 2:18am on October 1, 2008, Petra Caramela said…
Hello Alphonse, just read the article by Mikayla, it's a great article.. about a great man.. Also enjoyed the ''Afro flight'' story :o) splendid!!
Have great day and best wishes, P
At 12:52am on August 23, 2008, Jaijai Jackson said…'ve got to be a busy guy!! Touring?
Glad to see you here....see how much we've grown? Sending smiles...

At 11:54pm on August 22, 2008, Shashona said…
Hi Alphonse. Yhanks so much for your comment. I will be on air top of the hour. Im doing a fill in show for another DJ who normally does Blues. So I threw a little blues in but it is All About Jazz Mostly haha
The instructions to tune are in my comments on my page here. So if your looking for something to do... tune in. In the meantime, Im delighted to meet you!
At 8:50am on August 22, 2008, Shashona said…
I am loving your work Alphonse!! This page is heaven!!
Nice to meet you!!
At 2:11am on August 12, 2008, Jaijai Jackson said…
Hey where's my buddy? Haven't you been traveling all around the world? I hope all is well with you and your lovely family and that your new CD is 'tearin' it up out there. Coming by to send 'good vibes' to you.

My best always,
At 7:00pm on August 4, 2008, Isaac Wiley said…
Hey Alphonse,
Thanks for adding me as a friend. Though we've never met, you have always been one of my greatest influences as a drummer. Before the Dazz Band's inception I listened to your recordings with Larry Coryell and others. Kenny Pettus, as you know, was also a member of the Dazz Band. We've discussed a lot of things that you've taught him about the business. Thanks for sharing and Kenny says hello.
Continued Success to You
--Ike Wiley
Oh, and by the way, the music on this site is phenominal.
At 12:53pm on August 4, 2008, Count2Four123 said…
Alphonse Mouzon ... you changed my life with your music. Thanx for guiding me with your spirit and inspiration ! :-)
At 9:07am on July 26, 2008, Bobbi Humphrey said…
Hello, My dear friend, Alphonse
So great to re-connect. Still love your Music. It is so inspiring and energetic! By the way, thanks again for writing "VIRTUE" on my early album. Let's stay in touch.
Love Ya! Bobbi
At 12:09pm on July 7, 2008, Dr. Moira said…
What a honor Sir to see you here on TJN. I am a extreme fan of yours and count it a honor and gift to be able to ask you to become a friend here at the TJN. I am a musician (Flute) as well as a Doctor of Clinicial Psychology. I have a foundation that mentors and exposes children with in the Foster Care system to the world they are a part of. We broaden their harizons by travel to vase places over the Globe as a whole. Africa,Grand Canyon Camping, Theater, Symphony, Music lessons, Firehouse Day,Visiting hospitals and Nursing homes and the list goes on....the sky is the limit. I call it Field Trips gone where on this planet is out of my reach.....and if a child expresses a dream to me about going on the Space Station then I will find a way to partner with NASA and foster that dream for them. With GOD noting is impossible!!!!!!!!!! I can do all things through Jesus Christ!!!!!!!!!!!! Please check out my muse Will Culbreath of Jazzmatic when you have a moment. He is the Son of the late Bill Cole Hammond B-3 Organist extrodinare.....This man is gifted and talented beyond measure and it is my prayer to help place him on the musical map world wide......Please enjoy some of his music on my page and the newest single( Loco Motion) is on his page Jazzmatic.......It is a honor Sir and look forward to hearing from you soon......Have an amazing week......

Dr. Moira
At 5:19am on July 7, 2008, Alphonse Mouzon said…
Hello my gorgeous friend,

Thanks a Zillion and the some for featuring me and music on The Jazz Network. You're the best! I'll be leaving for Japan with Larry Coryell on July 12th and will return on July 18th. If you are in LA, come see me and Larry Coryell at Catalina's from July 25-27th. I look forward to talking to you soon my love!

Stay sweet and beautiful,
Big Al

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