Reggie Carson currently is the Bas player for the Gerald Wilson Orch. Also was a member of the B Sharp jazz Quartet. Reggie early mentor was the legendary drummer Billy Higgins. Reggie remember buying his first bass and calling up Billy telling him I got a Bass, Billy told him to come over and he studied with Billy.
Reggie has perform with Dr. John, Carmen Lundy, Barbara Morrison and the list goes on. Reggie also perform with the Palisades Symphony Casa Italiana Opera Co. He's recorded with Melissa Manchester, Waymen Tisdales, David Ornette Cherry.
The conversation Reggie and I had was very enjoyable. Sit back and enjoy this interview with Bassist Reggie Carson.
Songs in Order 1,Analytical Cubism "B Sharp Jazz Q 2, Mirage "B Sharp Jazz Q. 3, Moroccan Garage "DOC" 4, Morning Song "DOC" 5, Brazila "WT" 6, Hoopty "B Sharp Jazz Q" (DOC) David Ornette Cherry "Organic Groove" (WT) Waymen Tisdales "Face to Face
Grace Gigi Smitherman was born in Georgetown, Georgia, on New Years Day and later growing up in Pennsylvania; she is a successful business owner who always had dreams of being a jazz singer. Gigi got her musical inspiration when she was growing up in Pennsylvania; her first memory of music was of Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee at the young age of 5 years. She started piano lessons at the age of 7 and often played for the church choirs.
GiGi has developed a unique vocal and writing style which mirror female artist as; Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughn and Phyllis Hyman. Grace has been named "Gigi” by her many fans, cause she always carries a beautiful handmade fan that won her the tag “The Lady With The Fan,” wherein her female admirers/fans are so uniquely named “Fanistas”!
With her cool but sensual singing style, writing ability, and her fortuitously elegant looks, Gigi took the jazz community in Lake Charles by storm in the late 2012. Her writing style strikes fairly close to that tradition-mode of Jazz that captures the imagination of the listener. Gigi brings the audience a rich, full sound that posses varied registers that soothes, delights and seduces her listening audience. A fan recently commented of Gigi: “Smooth as fine wine, she graces the stage with style and glamour along with adding a little sass to her performance.” Please sit back and enjoy the journey gigi will take you on about her life and career. Contact information for GiGi Rashid Bahati 8306 Wilshire Blvd #227
Beverly Hills, Ca 90211 phone number 323-781-8838 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Songs in order 1,Great City 2, Summertime 3, Doesn't feel Like Love 4, Teach Me 5, Frim Fram/Trouble Man
Eric Wyatt is a saxophonist born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He was introduced to the sax by his father Charles Wyatt, who played tenor and hung out with many of the great jazz icons: Charlie Parker, Gary Bartz, George Braith, Wilber Ware, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, and more.
Eric had the privilege of meeting two great jazz master, both of whom changed his life: Miles Davis and his godfather, Sonny Rollins. Eric recalls. “When I met Miles I was 10 years old and was playing trumpet at the time. He was playing at the Bottom Line, a club in New York, and I never forgot all the energy and joy that this man brought to the audience. Sonny was a friend to the family and stayed connected to us after my father passed”
Sonny Rollins also helped Eric record his first CD for King Records (Japan) titled “God Son”, with the great Al Foster on drums, Rufus Reid on bass and pianist Mark Soskin from Sonny’s band.
Eric has been recording and traveling the world as both leader and sideman and continues to build an impressive, solid resume. He has play with and recorded on records with Jeff Tain Watts. Robert Glasper, Kenny Garrett, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Donald Vega, Branford Marsalis, Bob Cranshaw. James Spaulding, Keyon Harrold, E.J. Strickland, Jeremy Pelt, Willie Jones III, Clifton Anderson, Warren Wolf, Monty Alexander, Benito Gonzalez, Larry Willis, Stephen Scott, Justin Robinson and many others.
Songs in Order 1,Hurry Home "The Blueprint Family Business" Eric Wyatt 2,Countdown "Brrough Of Kings" (EW) 3,The People Champ "Borough Of Kings (EW) 4,Borough Of Kings (EW) 5, The Sprirt Of Arthur 6, One For Hakim "Borough Of Kings" 7 Recording live3 Sax solo EW and Roy Hardgrove
Red Holloway started playing tenor sax when he was twelve years old. He graduated from DuSable High School, where he had played in the school big band with Johnny Griffin and Eugene Wright. He also attended the Conservatory of Music in Chicago Chicago.
When Red was nineteen years old he became bandmaster for the U.S. Fifth Army Band, after completing his military service, he returned to Chicago and played with the likes of Yusef Lateef and
Dexter Gordon. In 1948 he joined blues vocalist Roosevelt Sykes and later played with other blues musicians such as Willie Dixon, Junior Parker, Lloyd Price, and John Mayall.
In the 1950s Red Holloway played in the Chicago area with Billie Holiday, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Ben Webster, Jimmy Rushing, Arthur Prysock, Dakota Staton, Eddie Vinson, Wardell Gray, Sonny Rollins, Red Rodney, Lester Young, Joe Williams, Redd Foxx, B.B. King, Bobby Bland and Aretha Franklin. He also toured with Sonny Stitt, Memphis Slim and Lionel Hampton. Red became a member of the house band for Chance Records in 1952, he subsequently appeared on many recording sessions for the Chicago-based Independents Parrot, United and States, and Vee-Jay.
From 1963 to 1966, Red Holloway was in organist "Brother" Jack McDuff's band, which also featured a young guitarist, George Benson. In 1974, Holloway recorded The Latest Edition with John Mayall and toured Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. From 1977 to 1982, Holloway worked with Sonny Stitt, recording two albums together, and after Stitt's death, Holloway played and recorded with Clark Terry.
Red Holloway died February 25, 2012, one month after Etta James, with whom he had worked extensively.
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