Dear Simone, Thank you very much for your Birthday greeting. I am so honored by all of the love I am recieving from you and others on this great network. God bless you my friend and keep bringing your soul to the art of music.
Peace and God's grace,
Simone, What a tune Little Boy is and I love the lyrics. As I said befroe I love the warmth of your tone, like velvet - smooth. Thank you for your kind comments about my music. Keep singing your heart out.
Thank you for your kind words Simona...I'm working on recording with the groups I play regularly with,and while learning the "ropes" with the recording part of the equation... it is a whole new part of my education...lol... I hope to have some results within a month..."regular" work to support my Jazz habbit often interferes with the "artistic" pursuit of this newest career.....my best to you... always b
Simona...love your "works" on your myspace page...specially "Giant Steps", and Stella By starlight"...lovely indeed.....love to network with you anytime should you need creative imagery to mtch your musicianship..all my best to you.... always b
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!!
Pianist and singer Barbara Carroll was host Marian McPartland's second guest during the first season of Piano Jazz. Thirty years later, Carroll makes a return appearance to reminisce with her friend about their experiences at the Hickory House and the Oak Room. Carroll gives a charming performance of "Very Early" and McPartland improvises a musical portrait of her guest.
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.