SORT BY Relevancy
THE BEST OF ACC With Bill Banfield #1 April, May June 2014
These weeks forward on ACC, we are featuring , " ACC The Best Of". So many great topics, interviews, community guests, stars, fabulous music and culture commentary.
This Week: Quicy Jones
Don't miss any of Blog Talk Radio's/ Tavis Smiley networks shows. Hear what 30,000 listeners have experienced with ACC ear You There! Be sure to follow us now on Twitter. Be a follower @accbillbanfield Look for Bill Banfield's The jazz Urbane, ACC show's Theme Music(s) on the Jazz Urbane YOUTube channel news on the music and the grooves.
Downloads on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/playing-other-peoples-heads/id807095731?uo=4
Purchase CD at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Playing-With-Other-Peoples-Heads/dp/B00HX7SLHC/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1390324535&sr=8-17&keywords=bill+banfield
View on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/JazzUrbaneRecords1
Politics of Popular Culture
From his groundbreaking synth programming on Miles Davis’ 80s masterpieces Tutu, Music From Siesta and Amandla to his current partnership with DJ Logic and Falu in the pioneering global fusion group Global Noize, the Grammy Award winning New York native—dubbed by one insightful veteran journalist as the “Quincy Jones of Contemporary Music”—has consistently brought the highest level of artistry to his multi-faceted recordings (as both producer and artist) and live performances.
Miles has not only helped shape the landscape of contemporary jazz, but also brought his rich sonic textures as a keyboardist, arranger and producer to artists in a multitude of genres, from R&B/pop to Latin Jazz, Brazilian music and even children’s music and country (producing Suzy Boguss’ Sweet Danger).
His many years of collaboration with Marcus Miller include not only the Miles Davis projects but also classic recordings by David Sanborn (A Change of Heart, Close Up, Upfront) and Luther Vandross (The Power of Love, Any Love, Give Me the Reason). Committed to pushing the envelope of sonic possibilities and bringing out the best in the artists and musicians he vibes with, Miles has worked over the years with a proverbial who’s who of contemporary music: Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Michael Brecker, The Crusaders, Ruben Blades, Freddy Cole, George Benson, Joe Sample, Herb Alpert., Vanessa Williams, Grover Washington Jr, Lea Salonga.
In addition to conceiving, producing and arranging two very successful tribute recordings dedicated to Grover, Miles—who did the synth programming on Washington’s 1987 album Strawberry Moon --has paid tribute to the late sax great in an even more intimate way: by producing and executive producing Grover Live...More abou this on the show..
Jackiem Joyner also known by the stage name Lil Man Soul is a saxophonist and flute player from Norfolk, Virginia, He has worked in contemporary jazz, gospel and world music.
Renowned chart-topping contemporary jazz artist and producer Jackiem Joyner has traveled all over the world with his signature saxophone sound, yet he returns home—figuratively—on his fourth release, Church Boy. Reaching back to his roots and reigniting his faith, Joyner brings together his beloved jazz and his foundational gospel music. Joyner.
Advertise on CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio. Inquire for Rates: CoffeeTalkJazzRadio@msn.com
Follow US on Twitter:@CoffeeTalkJazz
Brian has released fourteen albums, toured around the world, seen his name at the top of Billboard and radio charts, worked and performed with industry all-stars. We are excited to chat with him LIVE.
ADVERTISE WITH US! Info@CoffeeTalkJazzNetwork.com
It’s one thing for a world class musician to write a book with a great title like “How To Make
Your Guitar Talk,” but Nils has gone further--living, embracing and even transcending those
words he once penned since becoming an instrumental sensation in 2005 with “Pacific Coast
The Munich born, Los Angeles
based guitarist’s breakthrough debut album on Baja/TSR Records was the most heavily played
track in the smooth jazz format over the past ten years with nearly 30,000 spins. The song was a
true phenomenon in its initial release, staying at #1 on the Radio & Records airplay chart for
more than 10 weeks on its way to being named the most played song in the U.S. and Canada for
the year since then the most played song of the decade .
Now Nils is back with a new release, Jazz Gems..Best of Nils, which will take us down memory lane and remind us as to why we love him and his extraordinary music.
He contributed as a musician and co-writer of “Keep Rollin’” on Benson’s 1998 album Standing
Together, and the guitar and vocal legend returned the favor by playing a duet with Nils on Nils’
1998 debut CD Blue Planet. He has also become a core part of many fans’ summer and fall
As a young turk on the contemporary jazz scene, saxophonist Jackiem Joyner is far from complacent and staid in his sound and style. Not afraid to challenge the fan base that took him to No. 1 twice and Top 3 two more times on the Billboard chart, Joyner gets adventurous on his fifth album, “Evolve,” which will be released April 29th by Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Records. It’s his first on which he wrote and produced the entire set, including the first single going to radio in mid-March, “Generation Next,” an up-tempo urban-pop track with vibrant flashes of strings that provide a contrast to Joyner’s gentle melodic sax.
Juxtaposing invigorating otherworldly sonicscapes under tender sax melodies, “Evolve” is a dynamic, highly-rhythmic session that is unpredictable laced with traces of the familiar. Listening will take you to a different place while defining Joyner as a musician and a writer beyond what we have already heard from the chart-topping rhythm and groove guy. The imaginative new set has a greater purpose with the introductory single, “Generation Next,” serving as “a declaration that the next generation of jazz musicians is here to stay.
LENORE ANDRIEL EP 2 producer, writer, actress Lenore Andriel, starred in the western film “Yellow Rock”, returns to the show to discuss producing in film and television. er path forever. Andriel grew up on the east coast, moved to NYC to study with many award-winning teachers. Her theatre work was instantly successful with lead roles from Off-Broadway to Lincoln Center. Her first starring film role was opposite Bo Svenson in Blood Brothers, which led to her continuing to being cast as the “strong female lead”. She then played leads in award-winning independent films in both the u.s. and abroad, including Childhood opposite Tara Fitzgerald, which filmed throughout eastern europe, Midnight Witness, that gave her, with Maxwell Caulfield, and Desperate Measures, additionally starred opposite Paul Rudd, Dennis Haysbert, Paul Johansson, and Miguel Ferrer, to name a few in both film and television. As a voice-over actress she portrays several lead characters in “World Of Warcraft”. The next phase of her career, was to write, produce and star in her own feature, Yellow Rock, Andriel's first venture as a filmmaker paid off, winning her a coveted Best Actress Award, Best Screenplay Shared with Co-Writer Steve Doucette, “Best Picture” multiple times, And Best Producer. Yellow Rock stars Michael Biehn, James Russo, Michael & Eddie Spears has garnered eighteen awards ranging from the prestigious Western Heritage Awards 2012 to the Red Nation Film Awards.
Cal Harris Jr.’s upbringing in Los Angeles was not a typical one. His earliest exposure to music took place literally in the company of legends. As the son of Grammy-nominated sound engineer Calvin Harris, Cal Harris Jr. grew up wandering the halls of the renowned Motown Studios in Los Angeles. In fact, one of his fondest childhood memories was a trip to the candy store with Melvin Franklin of the Temptations—a treat he would appreciate even more as an adult. It was within this environment that Harris would develop a love affair with music…and a well-groomed talent.
“I fell in love with arranging music after attending a Commodores session with my dad. It was a great track and I fell asleep as they began working on the orchestration. I woke up a few hours later in a wonder land of music. Soaring strings and horns, and sizzling cymbal swells. It was amazing to hear the transformation, an experience I'll never forget." It's no surprise that Cal Harris Jr. went on to a career as a very sought after sound engineer and producer. He has worked with such music monsters as Earth Wind and Fire, Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Whitney Houston, and Beyonce. Harris found a comfortable niche as a very sought after recording engineer, programmer, and keyboard player for music giants. Still, it wouldn’t be long before he could no longer control the desire to combine his talents and record his very own works. The time had come for Cal Harris Jr. push his abilities to the next level and reveal the gifted composer within him.
Cal has a passion and talent for composition as well as a lifetime of priceless experiences in the industry. He drives home the idea of creating solid, seductive, and infectious melodies through impeccable production. He is involved in nearly every part of his music's production, including writing, keyboards and mixing.
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes acclaimed producer/arranger and musician Jean-Michel Soupraya to Conversations LIVE to discuss not just his love of music but what it's been like to share it with the world.
ArtSees Diner Radio host Mary E. welcome Jose Hermosillo as we get ready to have a nation-wide fiesta focused on a rapidly growing American favorite libation...TEQUILA! Featured musician is Nerio Degracia!
July 24 is National Tequila Day and we have a story for you! Jose Hermosillo, seventh generation tequila producer and owner of Casa Noble Tequila will share the history of Mexico’s most popular spirit. This popular spirit boasts an appellation or denomination of origin. Distilled from the nectar of the Weber blue agave, tequila dates from the 16th century. It may have originated in the Mexican town of Amatitan, Jalisco, where a pre-Hispanic distillery has been discovered in El Tecuane Canyon. We will discuss the rise in popularity of Tequila in the U.S including the steady growth of this spirit. Casa Noble Tequila A renowned boutique distillery, Casa Noble presents the pride, passion and quality commitment of more than 200 years and over 7 generations of Tequila production. The Casa Noble family of Single Estate Organic Tequilas – Crystal, Reposado and Anejo have a rich history that has earned them a position as one of the finest ultra premium spirits portfolios in the world. Today, Casa Noble’s handcrafted tequilas are exported to over 30 countries worldwide and currently available in premium retail outlets, restaurants, distinguished bars and lounges and destination hotels around the world.
Carl Lindbergh attended California State University Long Beach and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in film production in 2000. Shortly after graduation, Lindbergh formed his first production company, ANOC productions i.e. A NO ONE CARES PRODUCTIONS. The company would primarily focus on the funding and production of his feature films.
The Bunny Man character was inspired by the true story of an axe-wielding man in a bunny suit who terrorized residents of Fairfax County, Virginia in 1970. Going wild with that inspiration, writer/director Carl Lindbergh and his company ANOC Productions created and released Bunnyman in 2011. Despite mixed reviews, the film gained a sizable following and has been known to play back-to-back on the cable TV channel Chiller.
For more info on Carl and the BunnyMan Franchise check out our Blog at: http://TheSashaMarinaShow.com