Great To Be Back

Cassette Tape photo of Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Berthold Auerbach
Yes indeed! Yes indeed! That’s why it feels so good to be back behind the mic delivering up two hours of jazz and international music here on Voices From The Community. It was time to get rid of some dust that was one, making me sneeze and two, getting too heavy to wear. Life is always so much cleaner, easier and lighter when you just s [...]

Straight No Chaser

Album Cover Thelonious Monk Straight No Chaser
In my younger days, I could have easily gotten away with ordering a beverage as Straight, No Chaser. These days, I find myself kicking back with a glass of wine, some imported chocolates and Thelonious Monk playing in the background as he soothes my soul and stimulates my mind. Okay, so maybe I’m not kicking back right now nor will I be [...]

Lester Young & Billie Holiday

Lester Young & Billie Holiday
I went searching for some great jazz music and stumbled upon these two videos. Enjoy Lester Young & Billie Holiday and I’ll talk to you next week. Wow! Look at that footage… Enjoy! Talk to you next Wednesday. Bridget B. @Voices_BridgetB

Beat The Drum

A Matsuriza Taiko Drummer
Beat The Drum to celebrate, inspire excitement or to mark the edge of a villages territory. There’s an African drum called The Djembe used ceremonial and it dates back to 500 A.D.. The Taiko drum, believed to be introduced between 300-900 CE, was considered a practical tool with military use that included coded messages sent over long d [...]

Who Fathered Radio?

Zazzle.com Image of the National Radio Day Stamp
It’s National Radio Day again and I have one question. Did you listen to the radio today? I stopped turning on my car radio several years ago because of repetitive playing by multiple commercial stations. It wasn’t until I got close to a city that had jazz or a college station that played an eclectic mix of music like Skidmore Co [...]

John Shaughnessy In The Spotlight

John M. Shaughnessy II - jmsbass.com Photo Credit Steve Moore 2014
John M. Shaughnessy II – jmsbass.com Photo Credit Steve Moore 2014 Tonight’s Voices From The Community features my Spotlight Series. This past Sunday, I sat outside the Shoppes at University with Charlotte bassist John M Shaughnessy II and some geese. We sat RiverFront side and chatted about circuit bending, master musicians, the [...]

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