For the next several episodes of "Hybrid Jazz", we're going to dip into the talent pool of esteemed publicity guru, Tom Estey. Tom has been a knight in shining armour on a number of occasions - and I'll never forget that he was able to secure a visit from Gino Vannelli for us :)
The first stop in this beautiful journey: James Kob. Prononounced KOBE. This man is extremely distinguished - with an absolutely thrilling resume of composing, arranging, producing and breathing new excitement into music via his guitar. And ideas! "So Right" is the new set of works by The James Kob Experience. And it would be an understatement to say that it's enchanting. Vocalist Maria Schafer is a work of art - her voice is the Messenger that James wanted to bring life to his words. And Maria takes that role VERY seriously. But that's not to lead you to believe that this project is anything other than FUN!
Each track is its own story - James even has French and Portuguese interpretations of songs so that you can enjoy the feel of another language. The uniqueness of these songs - and those involved in the making of them - intrigued the respected film director, Mark Jacobs. So much so that he filmed a documentary about the making of "So Right." You'll feel the joy bubble over when James and his fully committed crew express their feelings about these special songs.
There is a tremendous vibe about our guest. You'll find a monthly essay by him on Intent.Com, a site that was created by the daughter of Deepak Chopra, Malika. James feels strongly that there is a spiritual connection to music - and that is the subject of his writings. How wonderful to be able to experience his passion - you'll HEAR it when he comes calling - at one p.m. Eastern on 4/14! Our show starts at NOON - see you in The Chat Room!