Mellow Madness

James likes Quincy Jones, originally uploaded by allaboutgeorge. My friend George “allaboutgeorge” Kelly took this photo of me hanging out at Mama Buzz Café in Oakland on Saturday. It was great weather and sunny skies. Notice how my hand and Quincy’s hands are positioned. It almost looks like one in the same. Mama Buzz Café […]

J-Groove – Vol. 3

Downtown Oakland Record Show. Thousands of LPs, 12”, 45s, featuring hard to find vinyl soul, jazz, rock, reggae and more. DJs, talent showcase. 10am-4pm. Mama Buzz Café, 2318 Telegraph Ave., Downtown Oakland. In addition to her upcoming tribute at the Kennedy Center next weekend, vocalist/pianist Shirley Horn has been named a 2005 Fellowship Recipient of […]

J-Groove – Vol. 2

Where did the time go? It is time to set the clocks back this weekend! I have been away on an unscheduled but needed break from blogging. I would sit down at the computer with lots of great ideas but none of them would turn into entries. I think that is happening for a lot […]

J-Groove – Vol. 1

I am not quite sure what I had in mind in deciding to write a music column. I guess I figured there would be no better place than to try it out here so my friends and loved ones could pick it apart and throw online tomatoes at me. Just consider this my online scratch […]