First thanks so much, I am temporality not on line at home so at work, I tried to sneak in here & there, but I had to stop work holla back! First WORK THAT HAT!! I love hats myself. Second whats up C-town home girl, I was born in Cleveland, but raised here in hell/Mexico/Los Angeles! (thats my anti-LA joke) I just left Cleveland Heights 3 years ago (regret coming out here but...) so I hope you are not anti-cleveland. I use to work at WZAk aslo back in the 1990's. Do you know Evelyn Wright? I wrote an article on her back in the 1990's for Kalidiscope Magazine. So good to see my people from Cleveland. Go Cavs! Go Browns! Go Tribe!1 WElcome, I am learning more about jazz, but I am a oldies 1970's addict to the 10th power, check out the Moments/Ray Goodman & Brown when you get a chance they are my fav. Glad you are on board!! Can you send me some Mr Hero's? lol
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.