Had to give you some 'extra kudos' on your show last night. The band was tight and you sounded great. I said to you "I enjoyed seeing the smile in your eyes as you performed" never saw a sax player do that before, you really sensed that you were enjoying your work sincerely. I liked that. Your new CD is taking off and what a groove that is?? I'll continue to help from our end here in The Jazz Network. I want you to also invite your band members to join us here. Your drummer and bassist blew me away! Very cohesive groove. I look forward to more shows to come and great musical exchanges.
OK, here she comes, you thought I forgot? OOOOhhh you changed the tunes to a 'sneak peek' of 'BURNIN'... You know your Jazz Network family will lift you up and will blow on the embers of "Burnin'... let me know when you are ready to share it with the fam. I'm behind ya.
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!!
Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
He was a soulful reedman, an amazing talent scout for decades and a bandleader of one of the country's most popular acts. Born in 1913, Herman led "Thundering Herds" that were both big draws and well-respected by the likes of Igor Stravinsky. Here are five recordings which still sound fresh today.
Hear passionate improvisation across borders on Colombian harp, Argentinian bandoneón, Venezuelan cuatro and vibes from the U.S. In a set with Castañeda, his trio and special guests perform at the Americas Society in New York.
Ever since he started becoming one of the best alto saxophone players in the world, Zenón has drawn from his upbringing in Puerto Rico. But, like many Puerto Ricans, Zenón lives in New York — where his quartet of 10 years has finally been invited to play the Vanguard. It presents new music in concert.