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Jon Hammond's Photos St. Charles, Illinois -- Big Congratulations to Ron Onesti on the official opening of Club Arcada Speakeasy & Showroom

Jon Hammond’s Photos St. Charles, Illinois — Big Congratulations to Ron Onesti on the official opening of Club Arcada Speakeasy & Showroom

Ron Onesti: St. Charles, Illinois — Big Congratulations to Ron Onesti on the official opening of Club Arcada Speakeasy & Showroom, exclusive location upstairs Arcada Theatre – you have to give the secret knock to get in…and thanks main man Ron for the personal tour with my colleague Joe Berger the other day when we played the Memorial Tribute Hammond concert for Gregg Gronowski, much appreciation…it’s an amazing achievement putting together everything there Ron, the wood is so nice, you could make a guitar from every piece of wood in Club Arcada! 1,593 more words

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One of My Favorite Players

Brecker

I started playing the alto sax in the 6th grade. I seemed to be naturally good at it, or at least drawn to it. The first day I got it I played it for hours not knowing anything about the saxophone. 486 more words

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'More to Live for': Wife keeps Michael Brecker's legacy alive

Susan Brecker continues jazz musician husband’s legacy of help

Repost from Jazz Examiner, March 8, 2011

A new documentary chronicling the lives of three brave men searching for bone marrow matches inspired record numbers of… 1,803 more words

Dreams (1970) S/T (LP) Columbia 30225

Dreams

Dreams

1970

Columbia 30225

Produced by Fred Weinberg and Dreams

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While most of the early fusion had a huge focus on Hendrix-influenced electric guitars, and this does feature some noteworthy contributions from John Abercrombie, this is clearly an extension of Miles Davis, especially Miles’ then-recent live explorations of chasing down the truth and the voodoo, as this set focuses on driving rhythms, horns and spontaneity, the forward movement often working up to a semi-controlled frenzy perhaps best showcased as the 14+ minute “Dream Suite” progresses into a funky drive. 303 more words

Bobby

Tonight, it feels like the world is nervously holding its breath. As the presidential election votes are being counted, I find I can’t sleep.

A thought has popped into my head – “at least Bobby doesn’t have to worry about all this…” 294 more words

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