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It’s the second annual Scottscope Halloween special! First, we begin our weekly coverage of The Walking Dead Season 4! We’ll be starting things off with a general discussion about the show, followed by a recap of events thus far! Just what is It about this show that keeps millions of viewers coming back week after week? Why are zombies currently all the rage? Is it the single goriest and most violent show in history? How does it compare to the comic book? Is it at all faithful to the source material? Is it truly as dull and repetitive as its critics claim? How has such an exceedingly gory and downbeat show caught on with the mainstream?
We’ll also be discussing the scariest films of all time! Does The Exorcist still have the same impact now as it did 40 years ago? Have audiences become exceedingly jaded? Are they an impatient and restless bunch that views everything through thick glasses of irony? Have today’s filmmaker’s become better at shocking audiences than scaring them? Are filmmakers like Eli Roth nothing more than goremongers and mean-spirited provocateurs? Did Halloween begat a trend that single handedly ruined horror films? Have movies like Paranormal Activity and The Conjuring brought the genre back to its roots?
Music is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, October 9, 3 pm ET when Halli is joined bytwice nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for his writing talent, and author of the new much-talked about biography Kansas City Lightning, The Rise and Times of Charles Parker, Stanley Crouch and iconic portrait photographer Lynn Goldsmith with her new book, Rock and Roll Stories.
Stanley Crouch has been writing about jazz music and the black experience for more than forty years. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Vogue, Downbeat, and the New York Times. He has served as artistic consultant for programming at Lincoln Center and is a regular columnist for the New York Daily News. Lynn Goldsmith is the iconic portrait photographer best known for her images of musicians. After coming of age in the Midwest in the tumultuous 1960s, she crashed the music scene in New York, emerging as one of its leading image-makers, chronicling Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan and more.
Alvin “Seeco” Patterson was the percussionist in Bob Marley and the Wailers, and one of Marley’s closest confidants and friends. He took Alvin Patterson as a stage name, and acquired the nickname “Seeco” as a bastardisation of his birth name Francisco. “Willy Pep” As a child, As a young man, Patterson found work as a bauxite miner. In 1957, Patterson attempted to emigrate to the United States in search of better work. Patterson first met a teenage Bob Marley, who was fifteen years Patterson’s junior, and living in the same Trench Town slums. Marley took note of Patterson because of his famed cricket bowling abilities, and began to follow Patterson around, in search of both cricket skills, and likely also a fatherly figure.As the Wailers rose in prominence on the scene, Patterson was thrown from the room and lost his Jamaican shoes in the process. Patterson began to contribute percussion tracks to a number of Wailers cuts. His first known contribution was on the June, 1967 session which produced “Lyrical Satyrical I” and “This Train”, and was released on the Wailers’ own Wail N Soul M label.Junia Walker born in Jamaica His infant school at Forester's Hall doubled as a dance-hall for Jamaica's two premier sound systems Sir Coxsone's Downbeat and Duke Reid The Ruler. Junia grew up in Carib from 4 years-old watching live shows with foreign artists from Fats Domino to Stevie Wonder and the cream of Jamaica talent including The Blues Busters, Jimmy Cliff and the Maytals. After high school he worked at Barclays Bank, Harbour St., Kingston where he started Black Equinox Disco playing at month-end bank parties and other Barclay Bank functions. This started a interaction between Junia and numerous artists, musicians and producers to secure new releases for his Disco, mainly from the Wailers Tuff Gong store
Rondi Charlston is a vocalist and songwriter from New York.
Rondi Charleston grew up in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, the daughter of an English professor father and voice teacher/singer mother. Her father, a jazz enthusiast, played jazz piano, and took her to a performance by Duke Ellington, where she met the man. After performing as a guest artist with the University of Chicago's theatre program, she enrolled at Juilliard as a theatre major, but soon transferred to music. She also studied journalism at New York University, desiring to work with Charles Kuralt. While in school, she discovered a Metropolitan Transit Authority cover-up that claimed a train crash was caused by an engineer high on illegal drugs, when no illegal drugs were in his system, according to the coroner's report. ABC News hired her when she broke the story; she went on to work with Diane Sawyer on Prime Time Live for almost seven years, earning Peabody and Emmy Awards along the way.
Rondi has released a total of five albums, two of them on Motema Music: Who Knows Where the Time Goes (2011) and her current recording, Signs of Life. Her work, both on record and live, has earned her stellar critical coverage from media outlets such as DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, Jazz Inside, The New York Times, Daily News, Boston Herald, and the Village Voice.
Watch Rondi singing her song "DNA" here:
Internationally renowned flutist Hubert Laws is one of the few classical artists who has also mastered jazz, pop, and rhythm-and-blues genres; moving effortlessly from one repertory to another. He has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, with the orchestras of Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Cleveland, Amsterdam, Japan, Detroit and with the Stanford String Quartet. He has given annual performances at Carnegie Hall, and has performed sold out performances in the Hollywood Bowl with fellow flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal and was a member of the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestras. In addition, he has appeared at the Montreux, Playboy, and Kool Jazz festivals; he performed with the Modern Jazz Quartet at the Hollywood Bowl in 1982 and with the Detroit Symphony in 1994. His recordings have won three Grammy nominations.
Mr. Laws has been involved in unique projects such as collaborations with Quincy Jones, Bob James, and Claude Bolling for Neil Simon's comedy California Suite, a collaboration with Earl Klugh and Pat Williams on the music for How to Beat the High Cost of Living: and film scores for The Wiz, Color Purple, A Hero Ain't Nothing but a Sandwich, and Spot Marks the X.
awarded Downbeat #1 flutist 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
World renowned 6 string electric bassist and band leader Discuss his latest CD ' Electric Mingus Project " Gerald Veasley's dynamic music has garnered him an ever-growing loyal fan base. Listeners appreciate Gerald for his virtuosity combined with a soulful approach to music making. Meanwhile, critics have also noticed this six-string bassist's work. He has been voted “Best Electric Bassist” by Jazziz Magazine and named in both Downbeat Magazine's Critic's and Reader's Polls.As a recording artist, Gerald has eight CDs to his credit. Among them is On The Fast Track, which featured the top ten hit, “Do I Do”. Gerald's live CD, At The Jazz Base, was recorded in his jazz club, Gerald Veasley's Jazz Base, in Reading, PA. Jazziz magazine calls his current release, Your Move, “instantly infectious and stylistically versatile.”
It's no coincidence that yours truly is typing this on the birthdate of Billy Eckstine in 1914. That powerfully influential singer commanded the attention of a broad range of ears - we'd call his style "Old School" these days. Those times produced singers who rounded out their phrasing, with every note delivered as if it was urgent. And passionate. Voila! Anthony Jefferson :)
My guest (on Tuesday's show, 7/9/2013, is a throwback to that time. Anthony is from New Orleans - so you know that the musically rich climate there infiltrated his soul early on. And that education-by-osmosis included supportive parents who encouraged piano lessons. But there's more to Anthony than that background...he wanted to make sure that he LEARNED the basics and beyond. So, there were classes at the University of New Orleans, the Institute of Arts in California, and Berklee in Boston.
It was in Cali that Anthony awakened to the possibilities of Jazz. Willie Jones III ("Downbeat" Drummer of the Year 2012) had told his Dad (member of The Flamingos!) that AJ should consider Jazz as a career. Mentoring began and the flame grew higher in time. The classical training mingled with the desire to convey the past in a voice that craved it. This really IS who Anthony Jefferson is!
We're going to hear about a journey that included stops in the Bahamas, Turks, and Caicos - before settling down in the Dominican Republic. We'll hear about The Jefferson Faculty, Anthony's group, that rocks the DR every time they play. And we'll definitely focus on the NEW CD that has riveted this writer since I heard it - three tracks and you'll look up that word, rivet, too :-D
Happy Birthday to the late Billy Eckstine...Billy? I hope you have your headphones on in Heaven!
Fans are welcome to call at 3 p.m!
Guitar Legend Joshua Breakstone grew up with music-loving parents. And sister Jill was part of the light show at the Fillmore East, so brother would get an earful of ALL his early heroes, including Jimi and Zappa. Joshua started playing guitar at 14 - and had some fabulous experiences as his passion grew. He was in a high school band called "Moon Unit" - along with his guitar, the group featured bass, drums, organ and flute. And he studied with the respected Sal Salvador in New York - before he went to college in Florida. Then off to Berklee. An extended stay in Brazil - then back to NYC. Teaching and performing while doing grad work, Joshua found his way into the company of the best and most compelling artists on the scene. At this point, he was stoned cold in love with Jazz - having heard and felt the greatness of Lee Morgan and Clifford Brown (yes, trumpeters first) - and succumbing to the emotion of Charlie Parker's tone. He wanted the full articulation of notes that he heard via trumpet - mingled with the sincerity of sax - to translate his guitar into a work of art and authenticity. He has succeeded. Since his debut in 1979, Joshua Breakstone has forged musical relationships with people - and countries. Kenny Barron, Barry Harris, Jack McDuff and Al Harewood - the immortal Emily Remler - and positively affected Japan and France. There have been musical tributes to Wes Montgomery and Bud Powell. There has been stunning original work. "Guitar Player" Magazine and "Downbeat&q
Dee Alexander is a premier vocalist/songwriter in American music and one of Chicago’s most gifted artists. Her performances include gospel, blues, neo-soul, rhythm-and-blues, and world music. But her heart belongs to jazz. Ms. Alexander gravitated toward jazz at an early age and Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald influenced her. Chicago saxophonist Henry Huff encouraged her to take risks and cross boundaries to become one of the most accomplished voice improvisers in the world today. Her 2007 “Sirens of Song” tribute to Nina Simone and Dinah Washington commissioned by the Jazz Institute of Chicago introduced her to a larger audience and helped her garner world recognition, resulting in tours of France, Finland, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Poland. Ms. Alexander boasts associations with Chicago’s jazz elite Ramsey Lewis, Orbert Davis, and Nicole Mitchell. She leads two bands: the Dee Alexander Quartet and the Evolution Ensemble, which emphasizes her original compositions. Her accolades include “Chicagoan of the Year” (Chicago Tribune, 2008) and “Jazz Entertainer of the Year” (Chicago Music Awards), and her 2009 album Wild Is The Wind received five stars (highest honor) from Downbeat Magazine, which named it among the Top Ten recordings of the new millennium. Ms. Alexander is also a member of the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians), Chicago’s internationally known musicians’ collective, and has performed frequently in major AACM productions, as well as in other large-scale works on Chicago stages and television; recent projects re-interpreting the music of rock and soul legends James Brown and Jimi Hendrix.
Legendary guitarist (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti, 4th Dimension, Miles Davis, Tony Williams), musical and cultural transcender, John McLaughlin’s accomplishments and influences span generaions.
Jeff Beck declared him “the best guitarist alive” in 2010. In 2003, McLaughlin ranked 49th in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and in the summer of 2007. Chick Corea told DownBeat Magazine that “…what John McLaughlin did with the electric guitar set the world on its ear. No one ever heard an electric guitar played like that before, and it certainly inspired me."
McLaughlin recently announced his first U.S. tour in three years, set for this June. The tour will begin June 11th in Durham, NC and will hit Asheville, DC, Bethlehem, Boston and a 3-night stand in New York City at the Blue Note before ending in Toronto on June 23rd.
McLaughlin and his 4th Dimension band will also make a special appearance at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee on June 14th.
After celebrating his 70th birthday year, McLaughlin upped-the-ante even further with greater fire, finesse and free-wheeling interplay on his latest studio recording, NOW HERE THIS (Abstract Logix), released last October with The 4th Dimension on board.
There is little doubt that McLaughlin's return to the electrified fusion he first innovated over 40 years ago in groups led by Miles Davis, Tony Williams - and, of course, with his own earth-shattering Mahavishnu Orchestra - is as electrifying and exhilarating as ever.
Claire Daly plays flute and baritone saxophonist and is the 6-time winner of the Downbeat Critic's Poll "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" and winner of the Jazz Journalist Association "Baritone Sax of the Year '05" category, Claire travels worldwide, performing as a bandleader and sideperson. www.clairedalymusic.com
February 12 - Jazz Historian/Aurthor/Journalist - Scott Yanow
Scott Yanow has been involved in many projects. Being the Senior Editor for the 3rd edition of the All Music Guide For Jazz resulted in a countless number of CD reviews and biographies being utilized throughout the internet including Pandora Radio. In addition to having written ten books so far (most recently The Jazz Singers) and writing for the Jazz Heritage Club, Scott has written several episodes for the popular jazz radio series Jim Cullum's Riverwalk - Live At The Landing.
He has contributed to virtually all of the major jazz magazines including Downbeat, Jazz Times, Jazziz, Cadence, Coda, The Mississippi Rag, Jazz Forum, Jazz News, The Jazz Report, Planet Jazz, Jazz Now and Jazz Improv.
His 11th book "Great Jazz Guitarists" is due to be published this Spring.
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