SORT BY Relevancy
This may be the 7th or 8th time that Jaared and I have spoken via interview. We've known each other since WSMJ days in Baltimore - and Lord knows that we've had some conversations about music and the industry privately. When we let it all hang out, though? Watch OUT! LOL!
There are so many layers to this uber-talented artist that it's a pleasure to speak with him. He has opinions and will SHARE them with you, especially if you ask :) From the state of Jazz to politics to the value of loyalty, we've discussed what's important.
Some valuable points about Jaared's "layering" - his talent not only includes alto sax - but soprano and tenor. And EWI. And he can repair what HE plays and what YOU play. AND he can sing like nobody else! Recently, his friend here discovered that he is also an amazing pool player - and may have decided to go "on the road" because of his profound abilities. Yes, we're talking championships!
We'll also take a trip down Memory Lane - via past musical projects from our guest. It has been a while since Jaared's debut, "Foreward", came to our attention. And, brother - did it GET our attention! "Hangtime" and "Addiction" and "Manhattan Nights" - all such wonderful Jazz-infused journeys - your ears need the treat of hearing that glorious saxophone and that voice. And you'll get it.
Jaared might have something to say about the new releases that will get focus, too. There are several in the mix for Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. Both familiar and unfamiliar names - this is going to be exciting!
As will Jaared's visit - I can't remember a time when it hasn't been anything less than fascinating. And that's because HE is! Welcome back our good friend - he kicks off the show!
Reggie Theus had a long and productive playing career in the NBA as a Chicago Bull which he later translated into coaching and was the head the coach of the Sacramento Kings. He's on the The Breakdown to discuss his latest venture, head coach of the LA D-Fenders of the National Basketball League of Canada. He'll touch on when the coaching bu first hit him his acting career and all the fun he had playing role of Coach Fuller on the tv show, "Hangtime" Dave & Audley will also share their opinions on what's going on across the league including Hall of Fame selections for some unlikely candidates.
The Breakdown - For hoops talk, the way it should be!
Jaared was nominated the Best New Artist of the Year for 2002 by The National Smooth Jazz Association.
His playing is epitomized by a "from the Heart" style- he puts all of his feeling into his playing, and it shows. He has played with Peter White, Maysa, Rick Braun, Kim Waters, Jonathan Butler, and Richard Elliot. He also played on the Grammy-nominated "Maximum Grooves, Coast to Caost" CD, produced by Jason Miles.
Jaared travels all over the world, most recently to Capetown and London. His playing has brought him fans from Wales to South Africa.
Episode 10 is set in stone, and before we recap, we absolutely have to thank Claudio Castagnoli for a great 45 minute interview that was full of reminiscing, laughs and YOUR questions! We also have to thank everyone who submitted questions and has checked out Tope Con Coolio. Whether this was your first listen or you've been a fan since the first episode, we all appreciate your support and hope you'll stick around for our future episodes! Some of the topics discussed during our interview with Claudio included Alex Wright, Papa Shango, the hangtime on his tossup European Uppercuts, and owls. Claudio was an awesome guest, and to check out what he's up to lately, check out http://www.claudiocastagnoli.com!
In addition to the Claudio Castagnoli interview and the usual wrestling topics, the Tope Con Coolio crew also discussed:
*Our own personal entrance themes
*Baby Herman from Who Framed Roger Rabbit
*Money in the Bank predictions (chock full of mid 90s WWF and WCW references)
*Tope Con Wrestling Federation's first main event: Cloudy vs. Kloudi!
All this and oh so much more! If you would like to listen to the latest Tope Con Coolio podcast, our ninth episode is already available to stream and/or download at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/topconcoolio. Join us on our official move to Thursday with our very special guest AMASIS of The Osirian Portal! Amasis is extremely excited to join the program and is looking forward to answering your questions, which you may submit to firstname.lastname@example.org! We're going to go in depth on the Chikara King of Trios tournament next week as well.
So join us Thursday at 7pm for a completely fresh episode of Tope Con Coolio complete with new topics, new guests and hopefully, a new way to distract you from everyday life.
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