Sunday, July 15, 2018

Aaron Brown and Moments Notice


 Aaron Brown and Moments Notice

Aron Brown and Moments Notice is a group of well seasoned pros that play the original compositions  of Aaron Brown. After studying music a CCNY in Harlem Aaron went on to be an active session player for recordings, gigs and the likes in the northeast area. As a former member of the group "KARAVAN" who had their first record deal with Columbia Records. 

Over time he embraced the emerging technologies of MIDI,sampling, analog/ digital audio engineering and  digital editing. Armed with these skills he incorporated them into his writing, arranging and production skills. Aaron then establish BOP BROWN PRODUCTIONS, where he honed his skills of recording, editing, arranging and producing music for his many clients. Next he started Phoenix Music & Media Inc. with Juan Coon.

Rewind/ TCR with MJ

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Bobby Timmons

Bobby Timmons was known for his funky style, and as one of the founders of soul-jazz. This is his début as leader.
This is a classic Riverside set that has been reissued on CD in the Original Jazz Classics series. Pianist Bobby Timmons by early 1960 had already had successful stints with Art Blakey (where he contributed "Moanin'") and Canonball Adderley (writing "This Here" and "Date Dere").

For his first recording as a leader, Timmons (whose "funky" style was beginning to become very influential) performs those three hits along with his own "Joy Ride" and five standards in a trio with bassist Sam Jones and drummer Jimmy Cobb. Always more than just a soul-jazz pianist, Timmons (who effectively takes "Lush Life" unaccompanied) became a bit stereotyped later in his career but at this early stage was at the peak of his creativity.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Ramsey Lewis

     Ramsey Lewis was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ramsey Lewis Sr. and Pauline Lewis. Lewis began taking piano lessons at the age of four. At 15 he joined his first jazz band, the Cleffs. The seven-piece group provided Lewis his first involvement with jazz; he would later join Cleffs drummer Isaac "Red" Holt and bassist Eldee Young to form the Ramsey Lewis Trio.

The trio started as primarily a jazz unit and released their first album, Ramsey Lewis and the Gentlemen of Swing, in 1956. Following their 1965 hit "The In Crowd" (the single reached No. 5 on the pop charts, and the album No. 2) they concentrated more on pop material. Young and Holt left in 1966 to form Young-Holt Unlimited and were replaced by Cleveland Eaton and Maurice White. White left to form Earth, Wind & Fire and was replaced by Morris Jennings in 1970. Later, Frankie Donaldson and Bill Dickens replaced Jennings and Eaton; Felton Crews also appeared on many 1980's releases.

By 1966, Lewis was one of the nation’s most successful jazz pianists, topping the charts with "The In Crowd", "Hang On Sloopy", and "Wade in the Water". All three singles each sold over one million copies, and were awarded gold discs.  Many of his recordings attracted a large non-jazz audience. In the 1970s, Lewis often played electric piano, although by later in the decade he was sticking to acoustic and using an additional keyboardist in his groups. Wikipedia

UNAM- Is That So?

 New single is called "Is That So?" it's going for pre-order/preview on Monday and will be released on the 18. both Radio version and the 6 minute long Album version will be available along with a Playalong Mix!!!

Find your Freedom in Music!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers

 Blakey made a name for himself in the 1940s in the big bands of Fletcher Henderson and Billy Eckstine. He worked with bebop musicians Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. In the mid-1950s Horace Silver and Blakey formed the Jazz Messengers, a group that the drummer was associated with for the next 35 years. The Jazz Messengers were formed as a collective of contemporaries, but over the years the band became known as an incubator for young talent, including Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, and Wynton Marsalis. The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz calls the Jazz Messengers "the archetypal hard bop group of the late 50s".
He was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame (in 1981),the Grammy Hall of Fame  (in 1998 and 2001), and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1991
On December 17, 1947, Blakey led a group known as "Art Blakey's Messengers" in his first recording session as a leader, for Blue Note Records. The records were released as 78s at the time and two of the songs were released on the New Sounds 10" LP compilation (BLP 5010). This octet included Kenny Dorham, Howard Bowe, Sahib Shihab, Musa Kaleem, Ernest Thompson, Walter Bishop, Jr., and LaVerne Barker.
Around the same time in 1947or 1949. Blakey led a big band called "Seventeen Messengers." The band proved be financially unstable and broke up soon after.The Messengers name then went dormant for several years.

Blakey and Horace Silver began working together in the early 1950s. Some cite the group that included Blakey, Silver, Kenny Dorham, Lou Donaldson and Gene Ramey in 1953 as the original Jazz Messengers.On February 21, 1954, a group billed as the "Art Blakey Quintet" produced the live set of records called A Night at Birdland. The quintet included Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson and Curly Russell. These records were quite successful, and some cite this date as the beginning of the Jazz Messengers.

Heshima Moja

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Bill Evans

William John Evans (August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting.[2] Evans' use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, block chords, and trademark rhythmically independent, "singing" melodic lines continue to influence jazz pianists today.

Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, in 1929, he was classically trained, and studied at Southeastern Louisiana University and the Mannes School of Music, where he majored in composition and received the Artist Diploma. In 1955, he moved to New York City, where he worked with bandleader and theorist George Russell. In 1958, Evans joined Miles Davis's sextet, where he was to have a profound influence. In 1959, the band, then immersed in modal jazz, recorded Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album of all time.[3] During that time, Evans was also playing with Chet Baker for the album Chet.

In late 1959, Evans left the Miles Davis band and began his career as a leader, with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian, a group now regarded as a seminal modern jazz trio. In 1961, ten days after recording the highly acclaimed Sunday at the Village Vanguard and Waltz for Debby albums, LaFaro died in a car accident. After months of seclusion, Evans re-emerged with a new trio, featuring bassist Chuck Israels. ~ Wikipedia

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper (born April 6, 1978, in Houston, Texas) is an American pianist and record producer. He has been nominated for 6 Grammys, has won 3 Grammy Awards and is currently nominated for an Emmy Award. His 2012 album Black Radio won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards. His 2014 album "Black Radio 2" won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 56th Grammy Awards. The song "These Walls" from Kendrick Lamar's album "To Pimp A Butterfly" won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 57th Grammy Awards, on which Glasper plays keys. 

Grammy Award winning pianist, producer, composer and Blue Note recording artist Robert Glasper and Grammy-winning journalist, producer, and writer Ashley Kahn will examine the music and legacy of genre-defying trumpeter and bandleader Miles Davis this fall at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. This groundbreaking course, which will be open to a select number of undergraduates, will integrate a wide variety of musical styles, including jazz, rock, hip hop, electronic, dance, and neo-soul, to analyze Davis’s pioneering influence on more than six decades of music.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

INO Hidefumi

Ino was born in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan in 1970. He began to learn the piano around age 5 his mother took him to a piano class on the pretext of going to a local sweet shop. During his time in secondary school at Totoro Junior High in Nobeoka, he specialised in brass instruments in the school's symphonic band.

After graduating from Kobayashi Prefectural High School in Nobeoka he took two years out, during which he spent attending a university preparatory school in Fukuoka and frequenting the cinemas and second hand records shops. For a time Ino also attended a vocational school for piano tuners. Whilst working at various in places in Fukuoka such as offices, an clothes shop, and food stalls & coffee shops in Nagahama, he created a band dedicated to 60s music in which he took on vocals as well as playing keyboard. 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Pat Van Dyke

Pat Van Dyke is a drummer, composer, producer, and band leader.  Equally comfortable behind the drum kit, as he is penning compositions at the Fender Rhodes, PVD balances the rhythmic intensity of true-school hip hop with the rich harmony & refreshing subtlety of jazz.  Drawing from a diverse palette of sounds, Pat’s music features live instrumentation alongside analog synthesizers, lush horns, and vintage keyboards, straddling the boundaries of electronic music, jazz, and golden era hip-hop.  

Along with a rotating cast of NYC's finest musicians, PVD has brought his unique LIVE blend of soul-jazz & organic hip-hop to packed houses at The Blue Note, S.O.B's, NJPAC, The Knitting Factory, Southpaw, as well as other venues; large & small, throughout NYC & beyond.   Recent releases include two full length LPs; ‘Technicolor HI-FI’ (Cotter Records), ‘Right On Time’ (Jakarta Records - Germany), a limited edition vinyl 7" with (mc) John Robinson entitled "Miles & Trane": a hip hop tribute to the two jazz legends, as well as a 7” Vinyl Release with the legendary DJ Spinna.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bobby Timmons

Robert Henry "Bobby" Timmons  was an American jazz pianist and composer. He was a sideman in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers for two periods (July 1958 to September 1959; February 1960 to June 1961), between which he was part of Cannonball Adderley's band. Several of Timmons' compositions written when part of these bands – including "Moanin'", "Dat Dere", and "This Here" – enjoyed commercial success and brought him more attention. In the early and mid-1960s he led a series of piano trios that toured and recorded extensively.

Timmons was strongly associated with the soul jazz style that he helped initiate; this link to apparently simple writing and playing, coupled with drug and alcohol addiction, led to a decline in his career. Timmons died, aged 38, from cirrhosis. Several critics have commented that his contribution to jazz remains undervalued.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Best of Chick Corea

An innovator and pioneer, since embarking on a solo career in 1966, Chick has been at the forefront of jazz, both as a renowned pianist forging new ground with his acoustic jazz bands and as an innovative electric keyboardist with Return to Forever, the Elektric Band, and now the electro/acoustic Vigil.

His extensive discography boasts numerous albums, beginning with his 1968 classic, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Wayne Shorter

Wayne Shorter is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Many of Shorter's compositions have become jazz standards, and his output has earned worldwide recognition, critical praise and various commendations.  Wayne Shorter

Grant Green

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Jazz, Rhythm and Blues Las Vegas

2017 festival April 29th and April 30th in 24 hour Las Vegas
The most intimate venue for a festival in the USA allowing the patron to be closer than at any other festivalseating capacity is limited for the
2017 artist lineup

Saturday April 29th 1:00 pm
more to be added 

Sunday April 30th 2:00 pm
Platinum grammy award winner Anthony Hamilton, Grammy award winner Lalah Hathaway, the number 1 record on the r&b charts “permission” Ro James, Eric Roberson

Government Amphitheater, 500 S Grand Central Pkwy, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Play On

Paul Taylor, Suite Food Lounge

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie St, Atlanta, Georgia 30313

Daniel Chia

                                                                                                                                                  Daniel Chia

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Norman Brown

The Best Smooth Jazz with Rod Lucas.  Lots of new releases including Norman Brown's new album. All instrumental Smooth Jazz from London England.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Steely Dan

     Tribute to Steely Dan
Coming this Summer The Classics Concert

Track List 23/4/17

John Coltrane - Equinox
Cannonball Adderley with Miles Davis - Autumn Leaves
Miles Davis - So What
Cannonball Adderley with Miles Davis - One for Daddy-O
Thelonious Monk - Sweet and Lovely
Dexter Gordon - Willow Weep for Me
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Come Rain or Come Shine
Miles Davis - Rouge
Thelonious Monk - Blues Five Spot
Donald Byrd - Child's Play
Dexter Gordon - Cheese Cake
Dexter Gordon - Scrapple From the Apple
Lee Morgan - Hocus Pocus
Ray Charles - The Spirit-Feel

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Lonnie Liston Smith

It's funky,  He's soulful, it's spiritual, it's jazz! 
It's our tribute to Lonnie Liston Smith coming up at 6pm.
Brought to you by DJ  Master Mike in the mix.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Gateway Jazz Festival

The Gateway Jazz Festival features: Najee, Maysa, Pieces of a Dream, Steve Cole, Brian Simpson, Nick Colionne, Chieli Minucci, Steve Oliver, Chris Standring, Steve Cole and Julian Vaughn.
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Saturday, April 15, 2017

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Jean Luc Ponty Tours USA in 2017

Jean-Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of violin in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music.

Ponty was born in a family of classical musicians on September 29, 1942 in Avranches, France. His father taught violin, his mother taught piano. At sixteen, he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, graduating two years later with the institution's highest award, Premier Prix. In turn, he was immediately hired by one of the major symphony orchestras, Concerts Lamoureux, where he played for three years.

While still a member of the orchestra in Paris, Ponty picked up a side gig playing clarinet (which his father had taught him) for a college jazz band that regularly performed at local parties. It proved a life-changing jumping-off point. A growing interest in the jazz sounds of Miles Davis and John Coltrane compelled him to take up the tenor saxophone. Fueled by an all-encompassing creative passion, Jean-Luc soon felt the need to express his jazz voice through his main instrument, the violin.

Jean Luc Ponty Band 2017 US tour dates:
May 30 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
May 31 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune
June 01 – Eugene, OR – John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
June 03 – Los Angeles, CA – The Saban Theater Beverly Hills
June 04 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
June 05 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
June 07 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
June 08 – Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon
June 09 – Scottsdale, AZ – Center For the Arts
June 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Allante Casino
June 14 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
June 16 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
June 17 – Austin, TX – One World Theatre
June 20 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
June 21 – Detroit, MI – Chene Park
June 23 – Niagara Falls, NY – Seneca Niagara Casino
June 24 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Performing Arts Center
June 25 – NYC – B.B. King

Monday, April 10, 2017


Shakatak is an English jazz-funk band, founded in 1980's with members:  Jill Saward, Bill Sharpe, Roger Odell, and George Anderson. As of March, "Once Upon A Time" is now available from Amazon and iTunes. For this special, one-off project Shakatak Once Upon A Time" now available from Amazon and iTunes.

Shakatak scored a number of chart entries, including two Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart, "Night Birds" (1982) and "Down on the Street" (1984), plus a further 12 entries in the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles.[2] The group are still active and popular throughout the world, particularly in Japan and the Far East, and generally produce a new album every two years on JVC Records. From their first release in August 1980, (the Bill Sharpe composition "Steppin'" on the Polydor record label), and their first album, Drivin' Hard, the band's singles and albums have entered the charts regularly.   Read More 

Monday, April 3, 2017

12 Annual River Raisin Jazz Series

Four days of Spectacular JAZZ in St. Mary's Park and in Downtown Monroe on the banks of the Historic River Raisin.It's The 12th Annual River Raisin Jazz Series Opening Nights feature musicians in 4 locations: at 129 Lounge, at Amaya's Grill, at McGeady's, at Public House. Featured musicians are Paul Brown, Alexander Zonjic, Nelson Rangell, Chris Standring, Tony Guererro, Patrick Yandall, and  Eliot Lewis.
 Call (734) 457-1030

Aaron Brown and Moments Notice