Mike you are groovy. Your love for sale is the coolest. You jazz me back to the 50s. loved Oscar Peterson. Presently reall dig a gal in Nashville, named BEEGIE ADAIR. She does some great renditions of all the old standards, check her out. may get a gig for you down here in Daytona Beach,fl . let me know how to book your trio.
Mike...Love your feature! Your music is refreshing....the kind I love to hear 24/7...very relaxing. Your musicianship is evolved and you have a unique style all your own...very cool!!! Your music player sounds great too! Check me out here... http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com
...thanx for answering...i'd like to write an arrangement for your Big Band...the piece i'm thinking of is an original "Blue City"...you can hear a sextet version:
# 6 on my playlist...
..............of course your reputation preceeds you....great music man!....i'm a sax player, composer, arranger....i met Diz a few times....well you know.... sempre amor...
it would indeed be an honor and a pleasure to be one your TJN friends.
Long time no see. This is Keith Hall from Helsinki in Finland We worked together at the Pori jazz festival some years ago (You , Ron McClure and myself). Nice to know that you are well and keeping busy. I love your site and your music. I have, also, done quite a bit since we last met, you can check my page from this site if you get a spare moment. Take care and all the best.
Hi Mike, I want to send you my new CD, "Circle Completing" with John diMartino.....send me an email with your address to email@example.com. I haven't seen you in the neighborhood, give Jorge and I a call, we should hang out when you've got a free night. We're opening the Main Street Music Mission on Sept. 30, a party and jam, I hope you and Dotty can make it......Also, want you to be a part of the performances we'll be scheduling.
Thanx Mike. I played a couple tunes with you some years back at the NARAS jazz jam at Birdland. Believe I had the soprano. If you'll send me your email address, I'll get a lead sheet to you. I've been trying to get songs into Hilary's repertoire, but so far no luck. Ross firstname.lastname@example.org
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.