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Join us as if we feature one amazing bassist taking his music to what I thought to be impossible to do and take his new release to an all new level...Michael Manson's latest release "Thumpin" is one of, if not the best release of the summer!! Here is what some have to say!!...
If you like "LIVE" music albums, you'll love this set. It's rockin' from the first to the last song. MM and his band are some of the most talented smooth jazz artists that I've ever experienced. Khari Parker on the drums is the man. He's sets a strong groove and everybody else just lays in the "cut" so to speak. Your head and feet will move the entire concert. That's what it feels like on a good stereo or surround setup. You won't be disappointed. The recording quality is top notch and you can hear ALL of the musicians and background singers. Just Superb. W. Harrison- Fan
"One of Smooth Jazz's most creative and explosive bassists, Chicago-based Michael Manson has put out some great studio discs - but nothing tops the wild abandon and all-out joy of his live performances. So it's exciting that he's giving us his unfiltered, hard groovin' best on THUMPIN' LIVE, a 16-track set CD/DVD of the multi-talented artist at his best. In addition to expansive romps through his popular tunes like "Outer Drive," key tracks include the soulful, swaying "Just One Touch" and the brassy, heavy bottom way out rockin' funk of "The Bottom Line," fashioned as a tribute to his late hero George Duke, whom Manson first played with on Kirk Whalum's "The Gospel According To Jazz" in 1997. Nobody does THUMPIN' LIVE better than Manson!" ~JONATHAN WIDRAN Smooth Jazz.com
Prolific Bassist/Composer Kyle Eastwoodchannels his earliest Jazz influences on The View From Here,
available March 12 on JazzVillage
It has been 15 years since bassist Kyle Eastwood burst onto the jazz scene with his 1998 debut, From There To Here. At that moment in his budding career, the press seemed more preoccupied with his paternal lineage (he’s the son of famed actor-director Clint Eastwood) than his music. Over the course of the four subsequent releases – 2004′s Paris Blue, 2005′s Now, 2009′s Metropolitan and 2011′s Songs from the Chateau – Eastwood built up an impressive body of work while earning respect in musician circles. With his sixth release as a leader, The View From Here on the JazzVillage label, he demonstrates a strong command of both electric and upright basses while expanding into more adventurous territory that is informed as much by jazz as it is by world music. “I’ve always loved music from other countries,” says the Carmel, California native who has resided in Paris for the past eight years. “Living in France, you hear a lot of North African and Middle Eastern music, and you can hear some of those influences on this new recording.”
Michael Manson is tremendously excited about the Thumpin' CD/DVD release. He is equally as excited about the possibility to walk the same path as his mentor and friend, the late, George Duke. In his words,"it is now my responsibility to use all that I have learned from George, to do all that I can, to make the best music I can, so that I continue the legacy and lineage that he has invested in me. So we move forward. As George would say, "we were there, and now we're here" so here we go".
My 1st live record. It features some new tracks and some reworking of some other tracks. On this recording, no special guests from my friends, but just a showcase of my band and I "getting it in". Most importantly and personally, for me is a tribute to my friend and mentor George Duke who I dedicate this project to.
This Thursday night at 11 PM, we will have a special show in rememberance of a great friend, brother,husband and father Eric Serrano. This will consist of a chat with friends and family about the life of this extraordinaire musician. We will play his music and travel down memory lane. With live call in. Friends and family are encouraged to call at (619) 638-8410.
Computer LOVE "Cairo Qween's Taste of Technology" Talk LIVE @8pm Eastern, Rashid Brown, Author of Careergonomics, is such a MIND BLOWING presenter, I can't wait for him to join me tonight on "Cairo Qween's Taste Of Technology" @ 8pm Est Digital Afro brings TheFutureIsNow Segment and Author, Entrepreneur, Bassist, Global Trepper , joins me for "Cairo Qween's Taste of Technology" on BlogTalk WXRP RADIO tonight! Call in 646.478.3474 StephenNext BillGates Brown of Digital Afro joins for The Future Is Now!
How wonderful to get a chance to talk with a most respected artist! A master of both electric and acoustic bass, arranger, composer and bandleader, Mike Pope is VERY excited about this chapter in his life. Since the last time we heard him as leader - in 2002 - many changes have taken place. Including his move to Maryland, a wife, two children - and a stroke. Yes, with that knowledge, it's intriguing to note the title of his new CD, "Cold Truth, Warm Heart." :-O
Mike started his journey in Ohio - where both parents were classical musicians. At the University of North Texas, he met the late and great Michael Brecker - who encouraged Mike to move to New York. He did and found work with his mentoring friend, as well as shows with Blood, Sweat and Tears and Manhattan Transfer. The artistry and the buzz about this amazingly versatile bassist resulted in strong relationships with legendary musicians: Chick Corea, David Sanborn, Al DiMeola and Bill Bruford.
All you have to do is visit Mike Pope Jazz Dot Com to understand the deep alliance that he has forged with other revered names in the business - Randy Brecker and Victor Wooten among them. John Patitucci, too, has much to say about his friend, Mike. Hopefully, MIKE will have much to say about ALL of this when he visits "Hybrid Jazz" on 5/22 :)
Back to the reasoning behind the title...Mike believes that life is cold and the truth is colder. But he can only approach both with a warm heart. Now, in this fabulousl era of new beginnings, with a supportive family and music that is being so well-received, he has every reason to feel optimistic. Especially with CD release parties on the way to affirm everything that he has done in his musical life. It's Mike Pope's TURN! You'll most certainly agree when you hear the tracks that we'll play on the next show :)
Kevin Jackson is a guitarist, bassist, and producer from Baltimore,
Maryland, with over 25 years in the music business. “I’ve always loved
music,” reminisces Jackson. “My earliest memory is when I was 13 and
my mother would take me to all these gospel quartet groups in
Baltimore. I eventually went on to tour with the Singing Disciples and
haven’t looked back.”
Jackson has been influenced by many musicians ranging from Marcus
Miller, James Brown, Dean Brown, Sting, The Edge, John Scofield,
Robin Ford and Keith Urban, to name a few. "Number 1 on the list is,
Hiram Bullock, without a doubt,” quips Jackson. “His ability to play all
genres is amazing, but to still have his sound behind it is awesome.
Hailing from the most enviable and historic musical city in the world dubbed “Hitsville USA,” this self-taught musician began his musical career on the trumpet at the age of 12. As his love of music began to develop, Terry quickly added piano, and rhythm guitar to his skill set. Tune and hear what happened next.
American Vernacular proudly presents
Spirit & Soul Sundays pays tribute to jazz bassist
Join AV as we remember and celebrate the life and music of this talented young man.
Spirit & Soul Sundays is an eclectic two-hour trip down a musical memory lane celebrating gospel, jazz, soul, funk, R&B and adult contemporary jams of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and the very best stuff from today.
"This is music for blue lights in the basement and grooving all night long." -Jay Jackson, actor on Scandal and Parks & Recreation
Hosted by the 'Oprah Winfrey of Jazz'
Please visit our website for information on our Music Spoken Here series and upcoming guests and special events.
Christopher Dean Sullivan is a bass artisan who is versatile and well-traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has shared the stage and/or recorded with Archie Schepp, Sheila Jordan, Yusef Lateef, Odean Pope, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Parlan, Carl Grubbs, Irene Reid, Charli Persip to name a few, as well as, works his own ensembles for many years. Chris can also be heard on recordings with Israel "Cachao" López, Christian McBride, and a WKCR live performance with Henry Grimes. Sullivan plays not just the upright bass strings but the bass itself, throwing himself into the performance not to draw the spotlight. For more information and details about upcoming shows visit www.ChristopherDeanSullivan.com.