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song of the day: "Take a Little Rhythm"

I actually heard this on the radio today (87.7 MeTV radio, to be exact), during a drive.  heard the lyrics and it seemed fitting.

unrelated, but another one of my all time favorites, that also has a story behind it, for me anyways… “I can feel something pounding in my brain” (yeah, me too) 165 more words


JazzWax Oscar Dennard: Phantom Pianist

Precious little is known about Oscar Dennard. A gifted pianist with octopus hands and superb time, Dennard made far too few recordings and wasn’t alive long enough to be fully appreciated or routinely interviewed. 723 more words


My Five Essential Jazz Recordings

I am not a jazz expert, but I wish I was one.

My jazz experience began in high school and continued through college, right up until the moment when I realized I had taken my saxophone abilities as far as I could. 1,583 more words


Ron Helman - It Never Entered My Mind

The music is billed as autobiographical, but it’s something Ron Helman hopes everyone would be able to apply to life. The flugelhorn player remakes some standards, accompanied by an all-star cast of luminaries, on… 163 more words

CD Reviews

California Jazz & Wine Fest 2017

The 6th annual California Jazz & Wine Fest features a variety of jazz, including on the Main Stage: Danny Janklow Quintet, Lao Tizer Quartet, The Adam Clark Quartet. 13 more words

Smooth Jazz

Landmark Roma!

How do I begin to tell what this year has brought me? The last day of May, 2016 marked the day I entered a new fantastic phase of my life. 741 more words


Faithful Parcel (Charlie Passarell, drums)

Charlie Passarell and I have known each other since high school and have only recently started to play together after developing a considerable friendship that withstood the different trajectories our lives took over the years. 43 more words