Friday night, we went to Ledisi’s CD release party at Bimbo’s 365 Club. The place was packed and there was standing room only. Bay Area artist Soul Folk opened for her. The highlight of his set was his duet with vocalist Sakai. I do not remember the name of the song but she saaaang! Ledisi and her band Anibade took the stage by storm. She opened with “Get Outta My Kitchen” and sang other songs from her new release, “Soulsinger – The Revival.” She also treated us to her soulful treatments of the Isley Brother’s classic “For The Love Of You” and The Beatles’ song “Yesterday.” Ledisi will be touring soon so she was very happy to be performing for her Bay Area family. She expressed her gratitude and thanked us for supporting her from the very beginning. The energy was high amongst the sold-out crowd as she sang “Take Time” and closed the set with “Good Lovin’.” She also encouraged us to contact our local radio stations so we can hear her music on the radio. I will definitely do my part cuz I love her music.
j-notes in the news: An article from my niece’s job’s newsletter…
“J-Notes: where music gets its voice (www.j-notes.com) – This site, run by a former Chicagoan and self-proclaimed jazz enthusiast, provides album and concert reviews, listings of local jazz performances, recommended playlists, other jazz websites and more. The daily updates give insight on how jazz music can takes a listener on a spiritual journey of sound. Be sure to check out the “Friday Flashback” which pays homage to the great jazz influences of the past. (Thank you to Leslie!)”
I am a very proud uncle to have such a wonderful niece.
Legendary bass player Ron Carter has a new website, www.roncarter.net. He has played on over 2500 albums including with Miles Davis, Lena Horne, James Brown, and Eric Dolphy. There is a plethora of information and full length sound clips from several of his albums.