Hi Ray,thanks for the friendship.You know we have teached in same school in
Beijing China ( I teached for two years at Midi School of Music Beijing)Ok.I just also wanna say I love your sax playing-great! And if you see Tony Hurdle and Fuasi just say them all the best from me.Take care .Guglielmo Bucchino
Thanks for reaching out....love your music...big feeling sound....look forward to hearing more. I live in Colorado and have sang in New York three times in the last year. Trying to come back in the fall but hard to find venues...if you have any ideas for venues that work with vocalists...open to thoughts. Have a great day...meryl
Hey I dig your sound and site.... I left some pictures on Joe Lee wilsons site a while ago from 1958 59 Venice beach calif he has you down as his friend so thought Id stop by and see if I can get in touch with him I left your music on yr great im an editor for a poetry e zine I have something called shanna's Beat..going way back... just featured roscoe weathers an old friend....
Ray ...thank you for reaching out...what an honor to be "tapped" by you ...what a great career path you've accomplished so far...wonderfull works you doing ........love to network with you anytime.....my best to you ... always BC
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.