RED123 – Folk Song

Stephen Bryant’s long awaited debut album “Folk Song” is here, and he and his musical colleagues have really aced it-- and by anybody’s judgement.  “Folk Song” is a rich, multi-dimensional “extended play record” released as RED 123.  This collection of tunes, written by guitarist/leader Steve Bryant, is a musical “tapestry” of feelings, emotions, expressions, desires, [...]

DUFFMUSIQ – Sidewalk Sequel – Review

Engaging in the most basic online research, we learn some fascinating things about veteran guitarist Duffmusiq as we listen, dance, bop, sway, chill and groove along to the multitude of funky/bluesy/jazzy old-schooling vibes on his nonstop poppin’ sophomore album Sidewalk Sequel. Most notable is this: After 15 years of playing in a successful band (Jamesking), [...]

International Jazz Day 2021 Concludes with Spectacular All-Star Global Concert

Hosted by Michael Douglas at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Concert Caps Extraordinary 10th Anniversary Celebration Spanning More than 190 Countries With more than 190 countries participating, the International Jazz Day 10th Anniversary celebration concluded with a thrilling All-Star Global Concert reaching millions worldwide. Hosted by Michael Douglas and led by artistic director Herbie Hancock [...]

Quincy Jones On Bebop, Jazz And His Streaming Venture, Qwest TV

We know Quincy Jones as a music pioneer. He is a record producer, songwriter and multi Grammy Award-winning musician who has been in the music business for over 70 years. He has worked with Celine Dion and Aretha Franklin, had a Netflix documentary about him released in 2018, which was directed by his daughter Rashida [...]

Paul English – Mild Mannered Jazz Improviso Extraordinaire

One only needs to meet composer, arranger, artist extraordinaire Paul English to feel the instant friendli- ness that exudes from this mild mannered giant within the world of music. A perfect example of someone working behind the scenes scoring or arranging opera for instance and then on the same day teaching music appreciation to a [...]

‘Daddy’s Country Gold’: Melissa Carper on her new record, Nashville’s love affair with jazz and being gay in traditional country music

Leaving behind a landscape of shuttered venues, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Melissa Carper and her partner/bandmate Rebecca Patek, both of Sad Daddy and Buffalo Gals, fled Nashville in September of 2020 for more modest digs on a vegetable farm in Texas. There, the pair of sometimes-Arkansans have weathered the last several months of the pandemic — [...]

New Jersey Jazz Bassist Christian McBride Wins 7th GRAMMY

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Christian McBride, a jazz musician from Montclair, New Jersey, won his seventh GRAMMY on Sunday. McBride, a bassist who has played with some of the greats, watched from home as he won for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported. McBride won along with late jazz keyboard pioneer Chick Corea, [...]

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