I want to thank you so much for your invitation of friendship. I am so honored to be your friend. I love your music. You sound wonderful. I am on my way to a dinner meeting but this evening when I get home, I am turning your page on immediately to listen to your fantastic music! God bless and have a great rest of the week.
Too bad you're so far away from where I live. In the past I've enjoyed playing organ or piano with trumpet or flugelhorn. It would be fun to play with you. One quartet I worked with had trumpet and alto sax and the musicians both had big ears and we'd devise three-part arrangements on the fly. Great fun.
Drop me aline when you've time.
Hello Chuck, thank you for the connection. Look forward to getting to know your music. I shall leave this page open now whilst I work, its early morning here in Italy, 6.45am and its a nice mellow start to the day, whilst I work and watch the sun come up over the olive groves. Blessings Ananda
I'm a fan of Chuck Mangione. Your sounds brought back memories of hearing him on the New Haven green years ago.
I hope someday I'll have a venue where your band plays and I can indulge in painting alongside. --Annie
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.