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For nearly two decades, the contemporary jazz quartet known as Fourplay has enjoyed consistent artistic and commercial success by grafting elements of R&B, pop and a variety of other sounds to their unwavering jazz foundations. In the course of ten recordings – five of which have climbed to the top of Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Album charts – the supergroup has continued to explore the limitless dimensions and permutations of jazz while at the same time appealing to a broad mainstream audience. The newest member to join the group, guitarist Chuck Loeb, is more than just a guitar player; he is the consummate musician. In a career that spans four decades, he has proven himself to be a versatile composer, arranger and producer in a wide range of musical styles and contexts. Talking Smooth Jazz welcomes Harvey Mason and Chuck Loeb to the show.
"Angela", the instrumental theme from the sitcom Taxi, is Bob James' most well-known work to date.A founding member of the Grammy winning super group Fourplay. Join the Jazz conversation with the Coffeelady and Reggie the Jazz Man of smooth Jazz Mixes
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When Willie Bradley decides to give us The Full Package, he gives it full throttle. And it's funny that yours truly just said that, because one of the many bands that Willie's talent graced was called "The Package Band." :)
Seriously, this man has street cred as few have. A graduate of South Carolina State with Music Education and Performance mastery, Willie then made his way through a myriad of groups and genres. That trumpet gained access to the "inner circles" of Jazz - and he spent time with Betty Carter, Clark Terry, Frank Foster, Max Roach, and Dizzy Gillespie. On the other end of the music rainbow, Willie also opened for or played with Fourplay, Joey Sommerville, Bobby Blue Bland and more. So you see where this is going - our guest has a resume that's all encompassing. Okay, he's hip to Hybrid - that's what we need to say!
On our guest's CD, he utilizes all of what he has learned through these years of playing the straight ahead, the contemporary, the Funk, the Soul, the Gospel - and he ties it together with the help of a special believer: Nicholas Cole. Bradley and Cole have co-written most of the songs on the album - which are pretty incredible! Then, they enlisted the services of other artists that bring a certain pop and flow to a wholly organic endeavor. You're familiar with Lin Rountree, Marcus Anderson, and Jeff Kashiwa, I take it. Yeah, like THAT!
The last time some of us saw Willie was when he was with the All-Stars in Virginia - delivering a delicious stew of tasty trumpet that ebbed and flowed with the band in a most scintillating way. Christian de Mesones can back me up on that - because he was adamant about having Willie THERE :) It was some kind of night.
And there are MORE events coming - that's why Willie is visiting! Join us on 8/28 and discover Willie Bradley!
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Blogtalk LPS Radio Network - Everyday Angels with Marie Elisa, welcomes
Electric violinist Cathy Morris. Cathy has a passion for sharing music to audiences of all ages performing her distinctive "Party Jazz" sound of eclectic originals. Cathy performs in a broad range of arenas: concert, festivals, Opening Ceremonies for the World Swimming Championships, Indianapolis International Violin Competition, and the Formula One and Indy 500 races. Cathy and her band have opened for for Al Jareau, The Commodores, Burt Bacharach, George Benson, Chuck Mangione, Rick Braun and fourPlay to name a few. As a musical ambassador she has performed for world leaders and dignitaries including Mikail Gorbachev, the Prince and Princess of Serbia, President Bill Clinton, Senator Hillary Clinton and First Lady Laura Bush among others. Cathy has five CDs of original music in addition to her holiday disc An Electric Violin Christmas, Cathy Morris Latin Jazz, Sacred Romance and the 2012 release, Music For Wellness As an educator it's her commitment to children that puts her in front of and collaborating with literally thousands of students each year performing convocations, conducting workshops and side by side concerts. As a composer/arranger you can find Cathy's original music for string orchestra published by FJH Music, Inc
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FOURPLAY- Fourplay is a contemporary jazz quartet in the United States. The original members of the group were Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East, and Harvey Mason. In 1997, Lee Ritenour left the group and Fourplay chose Larry Carlton as his replacement NOW CHUCK LOEB A NEW MEMBER.
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We have an exclusive interview with Nathan East. He is a member of smooth jazz quartet Fourplay and has recorded, performed and co-written songs with performers such as Eric Clapton, Joe Satriani, Phil Collins,Stevie Wonder, Toto, Daft Punk, and Herbie Hancock.
We interviewed East in San Diego about his career. You can't miss this interview!
The Funkiest Bassist Ever!!! Releasing his FIRST album...and it is HOT!!! A Non-stop celebration !!
Get ready for good coffee and great chat has Chuck Loeb takes center stage.
Although his playing is in the jazz tradition, his composing is steeped in pop and R & B. Chuck is the consummate musician.
In a career that spans four decades, he has proven himself to be a versatile composer, arranger and producer in a wide range of musical styles and contexts.
Twitter: @CoffeeTalkJazz @ChuckLoeb
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