Thank you for checking out my site and my music man. I appreciate your kind words on my music an drumming. I am releasing a dvd concert of my band pretty soon. I will let you know when it is released. I am still trying to learn how to get around on this site but I checked out your awesome photos on your site! Are those all non digital shots?
What a lovely welcome, indeed. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. I'm getting ready to release my second CD, and it is definitely different from the first one. A little less straight-ahead, but much more New Orleans. Two original tunes of mine and one by my guitarist on which I wrote lyrics. I did a dark arrangement of the old Hank Williams tune "I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love with You." New Orleans is wonderful, even with all of its warts. Let me know if you make it back down here. I wouldn't come now, though. Good grief, it's HOT!
Hi, Bruce! I was born and raised in NJ but have been in Raleigh for the past 36 years though I spend a lot of time in NYC. Are you familiar with the work of jazz singer, Barbara Lea? Her career is winding down now due to health reasons but she is a huge international talent.
Hi Bruce Thanks for your coments mate. I do hope all is going fantastic for you. I am at sea at this moment ans am looking forward to getting home in order to finish my new original ablum. Anyway I just wanted to thank and wish you the best.
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!!
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.
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.