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Wayne Cobham has toured the world playing trumpet with such notable entertainers as Ben E. King, Cameo, The Temptations, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Four Tops, Ray Charles, Billy Cobham, Taylor Dane, Loredana Berté, Lou Reed, Kool and the Gang, Nancy Wilson, and Denise Williams to name a few. However, it does not stop there! His studio credits include Michael Jackson, Pieces of a Dream, Nancy Wilson, Deniece Williams, Patti Austin, and Billy Cobham. His production credits include Gwen McRae, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Dane, Billy Cobham, and Guy with Teddy Reilly among others.
Over the past five years and until the death of Wilson Pickett in 2006, Wayne was on the road touring with and served as the Musical Director for Wilson Pickett and his band, The Midnight Movers.
Currently, Wayne is working on his own CD, The Best is Yet 2 Come, scheduled for release in 2014
In the late 70’s Wayne found a new love that would bring him parallel acclaim to his prowess with his horn. Computer programming was in its infancy and Wayne became one of its pioneers. Wayne was a major part of the MIDI revolution, and fostered a productive business as, consultant, clinician, producer, and educator. Using his new-found computer skills, he provided consultation to many well known musicians who wished to incorporate the cutting edge tools of the trade. His computer skills were utilized over many different genres of music including but not limited to hip hop, R&B, rock and roll, jazz, pop and gospel garnering him 3 Grammys along the way, two for Michael Jackson’s "Dangerous" and "History" albums and as a trumpet player for Deniece Williams. These acknowledgements led to his membership and voting status with National Association of Recording Arts Sciences.
Billy Cobham will be interviewed on ExpandMusic with Noel Webb Wednesday, June 19 at 8:00pm PST. Phenomenal drummer Billy Cobham changed jazz/fusion and percussion in general, beginning with his work with Miles Davis, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and onto performances with George Benson, Brecker Brothers, and dozens of other powerful influences in the music industry. Cobham’s power, drive, and sensitivity on the drums changed the lives of fellow percussionists and the design of music groups for years to come. His recent work with Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter is one of many recent works. This is a must listen interview. In keeping with the purpose of ExpandMusic with Noel Webb, for the coming weeks, Noel will expose you to a wide variety of folks in the music industry, including music supervisors, editors, and composers of film trailer musi. Call in at 646-378-0677 and listen on ExpandMusic with Noel Webb.
Are you curious about who you are and why you are living this life?
We each see the world we live in and understand our place in it from a unique and personal perspective.This perspective is shaped by a variety of factors - the influence of our parents and previous generations, religious beliefs, scientific discoveries, philosophical viewpoints, and our level of metaphysical understanding. Most of our outlooks in this matter have been formed with a substantial amount of biases and prejudices. Most of us have not taken extensive personal journeys of discovery with completely open minds.
Today's special guest David Gaggin has done that for us. With a scientifically trained mind he has.searched through an enormous amount of data and numerous different accounts and perspectives to create a realistic picture of who we are and why we are here. He says that enough evidence is available to convince even the most skeptical mind.
In his groundbreaking book, The Endless Journey: A Unique Perspective on Mankind's Origin, Purpose and Ultimate Destiny, David Gaggin brings the truth to light for us after years of compiling research from every perspective he could think of. He explains why our world, one that seems chaotic, irrational, and evil, is not really that way - that it is just an illusion we are experiencing.
David Gaggin holds a masters degree in Electrical Engineering. His successful career included working as an electrical engineer for Boeing, NASA, and the U.S. Army before he went on to create Cobham Defense Electronics Systems. Today he is here to share what he acquired through his quest for knowledge about the meaning of life.
To learn more about David Gaggin and his book, please visit http://www.davidgaggin.com
LOTL The Comfort Zone Radio Welcomes Multi Platinum Grammy & Emmy Award Winning Music Producer Narada Michael Walden . Among a handful of the most innovative, original and influential artists of our time, Narada Michael Walden’s stature as an authentic musical renaissance man is a matter of record.
Producing Hits for Artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin (including the platinum “Freeway of Love.”), Steve Winwood, Ray Charles, Wynonna Judd, Whitney Houston, George Michael, Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, Lionel Ritchie, Lisa Fischer, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, Jeff Beck and The Temptations, the EMMY and multi-GRAMMY winner (Producer, Album and Song of The Year) has been at the helm of hit music that spans decades. His music flows freely from pop, rock and soul, to the rarified realms of jazz, fusion and world music. With Jeff Beck, Narada wrote and played drums on the seminal album “Wired” that earned them both their first Gold Album. Walden was an integral part of introducing Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey to millions of fans worldwide, producing and writing their breakthrough hits that first brought these divas to the spotlight. Billboard Magazine honored him as one of the Top Ten Producers of all time.
As impressive a production and songwriting resume as Narada Michael Walden has assembled over the past thirty years and counting, he has earned equal acclaim as a recording and performing artist in his own right. Beginning as a drummer first with the pioneering Mahavishnu Orchestra following Bill Cobham at 21 years old),
March 24 - Two time Grammy Award winner - Wayne Cobham
Come listen and spend some time with, not one, but two time Grammy Award winning trumpeter, Wayne Cobham. Wayne's resume reads like the who's who in music...from working on the production team of Michael Jackson's, Dangerous Album, to touring with and serving as the Musical Director for Wilson Pickett.
"The DrCal Hour of Insight" is celebrating 4 years of broadcasting. It has been my pleasure to interview many different talented artists from around the globe, with different styles ranging from R&B to Classical, from Jazz to Gospel, from Country to Rap.
For some artists “Insight” was there first live interview, while some artists took time to speak with us while on tour with Legendary artists like Stevie Wonder.
On my living legends segment I had the privilege to interview great talents such as George Duke and the Legendary Drummer, Billy Cobham.. Other segments such as “Women in Jazz” featured Saskia Laroo who is known as the “lady Miles of Europe.
This year we will begin adding a new segment to the show called “New Music” so keep listening and. make it a regular stop on Mondays at 6pm EST. The show is LIVE and the lines are open to call in at 1-760-542-3931
Billy Cobham will be interviewed on ExpandMusic with Noel Webb Wednesday, July, 11th at 8:00pm PST. Phenomenal drummer Billy Cobham changed jazz/fusion and percussion in general, beginning with his work with Miles Davis, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and onto performances with George Benson, Brecker Brothers, and dozens of other powerful influences in the music industry. Cobham’s power, drive, and sensitivity on the drums changed the lives of fellow percussionists and the design of music groups for years to come. His recent work with Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter is one of many recent works. This is a must listen interview. In keeping with the purpose of ExpandMusic with Noel Webb, for the coming weeks, Noel will expose you to a wide variety of songs and instrumentals. . Call in at 646-378-0677 and listen on ExpandMusic with Noel Webb.
David Gaggin. Throughout his successful career as an engineer for Boeing, NASA, the US Army, and Cobham Defense Electronics Systems, Gaggin spent fifty years researching the philosophies of ancient wisdom and their connection with modern day science. His book, The Endless Journey, demystifies the fundamental questions surrounding humanity, providing valuable insight into the mysteries of existence.
With a strong academic background, which includes degrees from St. Lawrence, Penn State and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University, David’s analytical nature led him to compile his findings into an amalgamated philosophy regarding the mysteries of the Universe.
NASA Engineer Provides Insight into Mystery of Existence
The Endless Journey: A Unique Perspective on Mankind's Origin, Purpose and Ultimate Destiny, by author David Gaggin, demystifies the fundamental questions surrounding humanity, providing valuable insight into the mysteries of existence. Written in a clear, easy to understand format, the book takes readers on a comprehensive look at philosophies encompassing the true nature of humankind, the grander vision of existence and the magnificence of the cosmos. Readers will find inspiration and tools to assist with their personal growth, and wisdom that will enrich their lives.
Throughout his successful career as an engineer, Gaggin was simultaneously pursuing a lifelong quest to understand viewpoints on the quintessential mysteries of humanity, the philosophies of ancient wisdom and their connection with modern day science. David’s analytical nature led him to compile his findings into an amalgamated philosophy regarding the nature of mankind, our destiny as spiritual beings.
Gaggin asserts that we are all an invaluable and unique entities, a smaller part of a greater connected whole, on an endless cosmic journey of self discovery. Regardless of upbringing, religious indoctrination or personal philosophy, we can empower our lives by understanding our place in the grander scheme of life.
David Gaggin spent seventeen years as a design engineer and technical manager for Boeing, nine years as a senior executive with the US Army, and later created Cobham Defense Electronics Systems.
For more information visit www.DavidGaggin.com
Dan Shinder of Drum Talk TV September 15th, 8pm (EST)
900 Seconds warmly welcomes Dan Shinder of Drum Talk TV!!!
Dan Shinder is the CEO and Executive Producer, and primary host of shows on the Drum Talk TV Network. In 1970, when he was 7, he started playing drums. By the age of 15, he was touring and opening for bands like Blue Oyster Cult, Styx, Seals & Croft, and Heart. Mr Shinder's experience includes composing and producing in several genres; subsequently, spending more than a decade in television and video production. Mr. Shinder produced and directed corporate videos, biographies, documentaries, and live news shows for the internet. He is DrumTalk's secret sauce- the personality behind the brand. His penetrating, yet playful interviewing style puts artists at ease, engages artists and demonstrates the broad spectrum of his knowledge of drumming, music, and business.
Drum Talk TV Link:
Nick McBrain: http://drumtalktv.com/portfolio/nicko-mcbrain/
Ian Paice: http://drumtalktv.com/portfolio/ian-paice-deep-purple/
Jerome Najee Rasheed (born in New York City, New York), known professionally as Najee, is an American smooth jazz saxophonist and flautist.
He attended New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he studied with George Russell and Jaki Byard.
He subsequently performed and recorded with singers including Chaka Khan, Freddie Jackson, Will Downing, Phil Perry, Prince, Patti Labelle, Phyllis Hyman, Vesta Williams and Jeffrey Osborne. He has recorded and performed with instrumentalists Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Clarke, Larry Carlton, Billy Cobham, Charles Earland, Paul Jackson Jr. and George Duke.
As a solo artist he came to prominence with "Najee's Theme" in 1986. His greatest hits album, The Best of Najee, was released in 1998.
He released his first album with Shanachie Records entitled The Smooth Side Of Soul, on January 31, 2012. It features production from keyboardist and producer Jeff Lorber (Dave Koz, Michael Franks, Chris Botti, Rick Braun) and saxophonist and producer Darren Rahn (Wayman Tisdale, Eric Darius, Bob James, Jonathan Butler), as well as guest vocals from R&B singer Phil Perry on the lead single, "Just To Fall In Love". The video for "Just To Fall In Love" also features actress Vanessa Bell Calloway and songstress N'dambi.
Billy Cobham is a Composer, Band leader,Teacher etc. But most of all a revolutionary Drummer who changed the way the instrument is played. In all honesty Billy Cobham, has given drumming a presence that it never had before him. Many powerful performances came out of the Jazz Fusion years. My all time favorite is the “Alivemutherforya” which in the same year that put Billy Cobhamand George Duketogether on TOUR which to this day is still unmatched! Alphonso Johnson, John Schofield, Tom Scott Billy Cobham. Is the special guest on” Living Legends” he will speak about his long career and share a few new things he is doing these days like virtual Drum Lessons and one on one interaction that makes teaching drums unique to say the least. This icon is still doing live performances and is a force of nature to be reckoned with! The show will be live so call in and be a part of the honor to Mr Cobham. The interview starts at 4PM March 5th with your host DrCal 1-760-542-3931 on blogtlakradio.com/hourofinsight