Don't have to tell you how much I Love you, but I should thank you for returning that Love. From the word go, you've been that special person in my life that just enhance what God has given me to do on this earth and again I thank you for returning that Love. You've returned the Love (your Gift & Blessings) to but the countless of others, faceless others. If people only knew the real you & how much you Love & how hard you work given back, they too would start to Loving more because of you. Be Blessed my brother, my big brother I wish you well & blessings upon blessings for whoms you are and who you are! Much Love & Stay Strong, MK
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.