Blue "deah"...thanks for your cogent coments...truly appreciated! When (if?) the weather warms up...and spring finally steps into our dooryards....come to Maine sometime there are places to play and many , many jazz player to netweork and play with...here's a pic of mouthpiece maker extraordinaire lou Diorio from Providence Rhode Island...my best to you ...always b
Say Hey Blue!...nice page....and great works that you've done...you're ever "downeast" give a holler...there's always a mess'o jazz brewin' someplace up here...oops...heah deah. Keep workin' those chops pops...Love to cdmpare trumpet "notes" sometime...was that R# or Zb. Love to rework old horns and play vintage stuph...all my best to you, and all those in your life...always b
Blue ! Hello ! Ricky's gig was incredible !!! I'm sorry I didn't have time to tell you about it before but the end of the school year is just crazy here !
Students were so amazed at the perfomance! They loved it. Ricky is coming back on July 11th with the project of creating a Big Band with the students of our school !!!! No need to tell you how delighted I feel ! I wasn't sure how students would react towards the gig, & some came to me at the end to thank me for the wonderful time. Very moving moments for me...
I'll let you know about the next episode of "Ricky in Jeanne d'Arc" (name of our school)!
Have a great jazzy swinging day,
How are you? I'm still working on my project of having musicians playing live at my school. I have some contacts but have very important issues to complete before. I wanted to thank you for your great help. Merci beaucoup !
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.