Hi Bruce just popped by to keep in touch and always enjoy your emails. How is life with you in your part of the world? 2010 was a busy year for me with recording my debut album and it's getting close to finishing. Have a sample track on my page "Be Cool" "Spain" was a challenge but really enjoyed the journey with Vaughn Roberts amazing trumpet player and arranger. Drop me a line when you get a chance my love to you and those in your life. Cheers Barb
Thank you so much. You are very kind. I have been working away slowly on a continuous path of (hopefully) improvement. It means a lot to me that people on this site stop to listen and then spend the time to comment in a positive way. Seriously..it means a lot and does my spirit the world of good..
All the best Bruce from Australia where the weather is behaving very strange...we've just had the coldest September ever on record and now cold one day hot the next..very weird.
By the way love your work too. You're a great visual artist and musician.
can you help me with my site? I am doing the jazz festival setups. Let me know. I could really use some advise to clean this site up! Thanks for the comments. If you are in Miami I will expose you to the best local talent miami has to offer. Trust me, I have searched everywhere. I have been blessed. Kimberly
Thank you for your welcome and comments. I'm new to the jazz world and so excited to see many people here. I live in Beijing where jazz is still enjoyed by only a few people. I love Eva Cassidy, and she gave me lots of inspiration indeed. Just keep in touch, and I will discover how amazing this network is. All the best, ...Jamie
Bruce! Long time. Always good to hear from you man. How's your depth of perception (smile)? I've changed my "base of operation" since we last spoke. Relocated to Georgia. They've got a whole different outlook down here. Got to meet and shoot with David before I left and had a terrific send off by Mike Stokes of Makin Music NY. I'll keep in touch and let you guys know when I head north again. Take care. -Leon
Thanks for the welcome - I haven't had time to go through the site but I have had it playing in the background ever since I signed up. I read your "profile thingy" about relocating. What a co-incidence I just drove from Nova Scotia to Vancouver Island this past week - arrived here late Saturday afternoon and found me some live jazz already - tomorrow evening in Cowichan Bay - about 10 minutes from where I am currently staying!!! You would love this place - all artisans of all scopes........
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.