Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bruce Nazarian /Rewind

Their were many show done by  Bruce Nazarian who passed away on Friday October 9th 2015. I am sadden. but honored to share what he loved most, his  passion for music. We on The Coast Radio will continue to play Nazarian's shows  that I have archieved over the years.  Here  you will hear some of the best mixes broadcast on The Coast Radio made by Nazarian over the months.  I'm sure he would be pleased. Coming to you on Wednesday March 15th, 2017. RIP my friend, always good to hear your voice. 

 Detroit musician and record producer  reports say that he died of a heart attack while editing music on his computer. Soul collectors will know Bruce via his session work with Motown and Invictus, though he was also a member of Brownsville Station and in recent years he was a respected member of the LA contemporary jazz scene and he also hosted a program on Solar Radio – "The Digital Guy radio Show".

Nazarian was born in Detroit in 1949 and at school and college he became proficient on piano, sax and guitar. His first major gig was playing in pop star Brian Hyland's band before playing studio gigs. His studio credits include work with: David Ruffin, Johnnie Taylor, Barrett Strong, Anita Baker, the Spinners, The Dramatics, The Temptations and many others. Then he worked with the team at Invictus Records... he was even the featured singer on 8th Day's 'If I Could Just See The Light'. In 1975 he joined funk-rockers Brownsville Station (remember their 'Smoking' In The Boys Room'?). He left the band in 1979 and worked more sessions - and was one of the pioneers of using digital sequencing in recording and indeed, along with jazz, digital possibilities became Bruce's passion.

Andrew Neu




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Saturday, March 11, 2017

UNAM


U-Nam has played, recorded and worked with: Barry White, Kool & the Gang, Billy Paul, George Duke, Marcus Miller, Eric Benet, Dave Koz, Najee, Phil Perry, Stokley Williams (Mint Condition), Rahsaan Patterson, Patrice Rushen, Paul Jackson Jr., WahWah Watson, Paul Jackson (The Headhunters), Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Jeff Lorber, Jeff Golub, Maysa Leak, Ronnie Foster, Abiodun (The Last Poets), Daddy-O (Stetasonic), Norman Connors, Dennis Chambers, Andreas Oberg, Alsou, Luis Fonsi, Honeyz, MC Solaar, Ophélie Winter, Marva King, Tony Terry, Oleta Adams, Candy Dulfer, Deniece Williams, Brian Simpson, Euge Groove, Bob Baldwin, Tom Braxton,Gregg Karukas, Michael Paulo, Joey Sommerville, James Day, Cool Million and many more…  http://unamprod.com

James Colah

James Colah is from London, England and is an accomplished keyboards player, producer, arranger, composer, session man and International Songwriter Award winner with an impressive resumé in the music industry.
He began his music studies at the age of four with a classical training which progressed to a dynamic and creative flare for composition and performance, much of which is undertaken at his own south London studios.
He has composed, performed, recorded and produced music for more than 300+ artists of various genres with the philosophy, “As long as you have a germ of a melody which you can hum, I can develop it into something which is sure to please.”

Alex Guedes





Alex Guedes; comes to you from Brazil, he is the man with the Golden Voice.  Guedes first contacted The Coast Radio back in  2008.  He is an amazing vocalist , in jazz, pop, R&B and soul.  


Homer T. Williams

 Homer T. William Jr.

Born May 4, 1971 music was a part of Homer’s life very early. At the age of 5 his talent for percussion was obvious, at nine becoming a member of the Wicomico Youth Orchestra the violin became the next in a series of instruments that Williams would make his own. Soon he would discover the keyboard and it wasn’t long before Homer was piecing together intricate original rhythms and melodic string patterns. A Master of sequential technology and a Flawless Performer, In The late 80's Williams served as an opening act for Teddy Pendergrass, The Stylists and The Dramatics.  As producer, composer, arranger and instrumentalist. Williams is creating beautiful musical landscapes from Light Classical,Smooth Jazz and Gospel to R&B, Rock and Dance. Homer's credits include Song Vault's Smooth Jazz Top Ten Single "Autumn Breeze" To date He is Being featured on Internet Radio in the US, Italy, and London!

Incognito

Let the Music Play/25th Anniversary album 

A jazz project, deeply  rooted in Jazz/Funk, Fusion and Soul.  IN the 1970s  this power house group took over the  70's  originally formed by Jean-Paul Maunick (aka Bluey) and Paul "Tubbs" Williams. Both were leaders of the late-'70s disco-funk group Light of the World, who scored several moderate British hits, including a cover of "I Shot the Sheriff." Just after the release of Light of the World's third LP (Check Us Out). 

 Maunick and Williams shifted the lineup slightly and renamed the conglomeration Incognito.   A decade separated their first and second albums, but from the early '90s through the early 2010s, the group recorded at a steady rate and stuck to their colorful hybrid sound. Incognito still going strong and still touring.  http://www.incognito.london/

Mario Bondi

 The man with the sultry voice was born in Catania, Italy.  After a long series of participations with Italian and international artist and a small production of disco music in  2006 he achieved success with Schema Records with the album Handful of Soul. His deep and warm voice recalls the great interpreters of soul and rhythm and blues music. In 2007, he released a double disc containing live material, entitled I Love You More LIVE. In 2010 he released a live album Yes You (Live) and followed that in 2011 with a double CD album Due. In 2013, Biondi released a new album SUN and Mario Christmas. On the 5th of May 2015 Mario has published a brand new record: Beyond, featuring songs such as Love is a temple. 2017 He has released  his latest album Best of Soul with Sony Music. www.mariobiondi.com

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Al Jarreau


                                                   
   



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