Frank, You Rock!! 'Good Morning Heartaches' is fantastic! Your voice is beautiful and the whole thing is so very soulful, what a gas! You're great, thanks for your emails and comments. All the best, Jamie
Frank, Thank you so much for your comment! I deeply appreciate your encouragement and support. Guys like you are why I'm still I'm still in this business. I'm trying to jump start a new career @ 60, so your comments mean alot. Thank you and I wish you all the best.
Thank you, Frank! I've gotta' work on this page. I don't even have 10% of the photos I want to put up on Facebook yet. I haven't gotten going yet, but I'm really interested in a lot of the world jazz. I also really enjoy a lot of music that came about during the prohibition era but I think I already told you that. Found a couple of things to listen to on here. Well, certainly more than a couple!
I sure did. Now, things are A-OK with the site. Not sure what the problem was but I fixed it by getting a new account. Thanks for the daisies!!! And you didn't even know gerber daisies are my favorite flowers. Consider this little note a hug right back at ya'. Love the picture of you and Joe. I've got some crazy cool pictures from when I worked with Joe, Tubbs, Phil, and Jennifer. Eric Sublett took them in black and white and I just need to get 'em scanned, then I'll send you a couple. You sure are right about our weather! It is 40 degrees and since I'm just barely into the mountains, we're getting hammered with our first snow. California sounds good right about now.
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.