Harry accompanied me on tracks 8 years ago, the CD finally coming out last January to great reviews and air play. You can check us out at www.cdbaby.com/ellifordyce and www.ellifordyce.net (which is being updated).
I appologize for the delay in responding. You have acquired one of the magnificent views in all America- if not the world. The Pallisades along the river are at your front door. The only site that I have seen that is similar is the Great Rift in Tanzania.
No, I really have not played much- rather, I am assuming a Glenn Gould mentality of emphasis on recordings and forgoing public performances. It really is more a function of compatability with the other economic, physical and emotional elements in my life. I am currently looking into a possible session based on tenor/bass duets--along the lines of Warne Marsh and Red Mitchell.
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.