Per Wikipedia, “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most” (1955) is a popular song with lyrics by Fran Landesman, set to music by Tommy Wolf. The title is a jazz rendition of the opening line of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, “April is the cruelest month”. I first heard Patti Austin sing this wonderful […]
Happy 2014 Everyone! Happy Lunar New Year! I have not had a new post here in quite a while. I really promise to write more often :). Since the last time I have been here, I turned 50 years old, had an awesome birthday celebration and photography exhibit at The Sound Room in Oakland (we […]
Photo Exhibition February 14 – April 30 First Floor Catalog Lobby Library Hours Mon 12-8; Tues 10-8; Wed-Sat 10-6; Sun 1-5 Artist’s Reception Saturday February 26 2PM Catalog Lobby, 1st Floor I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Wanda Sabir for BlogTalkRadio. We talked about my current jazz photography exhibit, Jazz Moments, at the […]
Joe Sample – acoustic piano Lalah Hathaway – vocals Nick Sample – acoustic bass Xavier Breaker – drums Where were you in October 1999 when Joe Sample and Lalah Hathaway appeared together at Yoshi’s Oakland performing song from their The Song Lives On album? I was there in the crowded audience sitting really close to […]
I had the pleasure of chatting with award winning actress/singer Loretta Devine who will be appearing at The Rrazz Room in the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco November 27-29. Her shows will be at 8pm on Friday and Saturday and 7pm on Sunday. Tickets are available at www.therrazzroom.com. We talked her upcoming shows this weekend, […]
I will be remembering jazz great Shirley Horn on the radio tonight between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm PST on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw on Jazz 88, KSDS San Diego, 88.3 FM with World Wide Webcast at http://Jazz88Online.org! Please tune in! Now available on podcast.
Exactly three months ago to the date, I made my radio debut with Vince Outlaw and The New Jazz Thing on KSDS-FM 88 in San Diego. This very impromptu interview was a result of Vince reading my reviews on Shirley Horn and Roy Hargrove on Blogcritic.org. Without further ado, here is the interview. Thanks Vince!! […]