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 [...]
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…
Talk to you next Wednesday.
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
Sometimes you just gotta take a break and Walk On The Grass.
Whoa Nelly! July had one speed, FAST. Nearly got whiplash with all that activity. Had to sit my little butt down for a minute. Not only did I take time to discover this little beauty during a four mile walk, I took in some live jazz music, enjoyed a new bottle of wi [...]