Alphonse Mouzon (born November 21, 1948) is a well-known
jazz-fusion drummer and percussionist, and the owner of Tenacious Records, a label that primarily releases Mouzon's recordings. He also composes, arranges and produces, as well
as acts. Alphonse Mouzon's popularity as a performing artist first became realized in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Sitting down with Alphonse was very entertaining an insightful.
And the story about the original Weather report will make you say Wow!!!! So sit back and enjoy this interview with Alphonse Mouzon. Alphonse died 12/26/2016. His legacy and music will live on forever. Rest in Peace my friend.
Harris was born and grew up in Chicago. His father was originally from Cuba, and his mother from New Orleans. Like other successful Chicago musicians, including Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington, Clifford Jordan, Johnny Griffin, Gene Ammons, Julian Priester, and Bo Diddley (among others), young Eddie Harris studied music under Walter Dyett at DuSable High School. He later studied music at Roosevelt University, by which time he was proficient on piano, vibraphone, and tenor saxophone. While in college, he performed professionally with Gene Ammons.In 1975, however, he alienated much of his audience with his album The Reason Why I'm Talking S--t, which consisted mainly of stand-up comedy. Interest in subsequent albums declined. He was a member of Horace Silver's Quintet in the early 1980s, and continued to record regularly well into the 1990s, sometimes in Europe where he enjoyed a loyal following, but his experimentation ended and he mainly recorded hard bop. He had moved from Chicago to Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, and was responsible for much of the music on the hit TV series, The Bill Cosby Show Harris died in hospital in Los Angeles from bone cancer and kidney disease, at the age of 62.[
This interview was recorded at KXLU radio station in LA in 1983 Hosted by Barry Thomas
Born George Braithwaite on June 27, 1939, in New York City, Braith's West Indian parents encouraged all of their nine children to pursue music, especially for church; at age ten, Braith formed a Calypso band and soon began studying woodwinds. At 15, his jazz quintet played a summer in the Catskills, and at 17, he was discovered by critic Nat Hentoff; after graduating high school, Braith toured Europe with his quintet, studied at the Manhattan School of Music, and gigged around the East Coast. He began to develop his two-horn technique in 1961, using a stritch (a type of straight alto) and a soprano sax that were configured to be played with one hand apiece; he also developed a double horn, dubbed the Braithophone, which consisted of two sopranos welded together. Braith signed with Blue Note and, in 1963, appeared on John Patton's Blue John and recorded his own debut album, Two Souls in One; it combined soul-jazz and folk melodies, plus the lengthy, popular "Braith-a-Way." His next two Blue Note albums, Soul Stream and Extension, found him continuing to improve his technique and compositional skill, though he began to move away from his two-horn technique. After leaving Blue Note, Braith recorded two sessions for Prestige, 1966's Laughing Soul and 1967's more outside Musart. He also opened a New York club called Musart, which was an important avant-garde venue for several years before Braith moved to Europe and closed it down. Braith eventually returned to New York, where he continued his experiments with multiple horns and worked as both a club and street musician. You can Follow George Braith on Facebook. This interview was recorded May 2015.
Songs in Order 1, Geobi "George Braith & Friends" 2, High Fly "Live at Jazz Am Berg" 3, Sweet Salt " Bop Rock Blues" 4, Reuben "Bip Bop Bam" 5, Lovlier "Boptronics & the Braith Sisters" 6, Nut City " The Blue Note Sessions" 7, Dig U A Hole "Turn of the Century"
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