HI RUSSEL, NICE TO MEET YOU. IN BRAZIL WE LOVE ALL JAZZ STYLES. BUT IN SOUTH AMERICA IS NOT LIKE USA...FULL TIME JAZZ FM STATIONS...NO, IN BRAZIL ONLY WEEKLY JAZZ RADIO SHOW. I DO MY BEST TO INTRODUCE MORE AND MORE JAZZ SOUNDS. I WRITE TO YOU IN HOPE GET SOME CD-PROMOTE TO PLAY AT STATION. MY FIRST DESIRE IS TRY DIVULGE MORE AND MORE THE INSTRUMENTAL, IMPROVISED AND GROOVE MUSIC. THINK ABOUT.
Thanks Russell. Much appreciated. As a matter a fact, I'll be there this Saturday performing with a contemporary quartet group called The Williams Bros. At A church named LeGree Baptist Church. I'll be in Sat. & out Sun. morning.
Thanks Russel for your comment my friend. I am currently seeking an upright bass, I don't know if you can advertise here or not for the Jacksonville, Florida area. We follow our hearts, take care and God Bless. Cole SirCole@NatKingCole.info
Just getting back to you. Summer's almost here and I'm working on some new stuff. No real gigs to speak of. I'll try yo keep myself busy theis summer writing and recording.
I just requested you as a friend. I thought we were already!!
Hey Russ....great to hear from you, man!!! I'm doin' well....still in Ct...trying to establish myself....musically.....it's going pretty well....takes time....I'm teaching at a music store (Music & Arts)....
still playing with th e Motown Tribute Band....Dr.K's Motown Revue....Miki is now using tracks on majority of her dates.....so is Melba Moore....but I'm trying to stay busy...miss all the NY cats....of which I am one of....lol...lol
well...peace my brother....stay up....Venlo
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.