Recorded at the Bar Fedora Dec, 2 20`17 located 710 1st ST L A Ca. 90012 Yours Host James Graves
playing with Jacque was drum Marvin Smithy Smith Bass Will Lyle Piano Aaron Provisor Producer Cathy Segal-Garcia
Boston-bred, Cathy Segal Garcia loved jazz since the age of 5, when she would listen to Ella Fitzgerald, hanging around with her dad (sax player Mike Segal). Surrounded by a musical mother and sisters as well, and starting on flute at the age of 10, she was thrust into many different musical experiences on her way up. She and her older twin sisters started singing with her dad’s bands when she was 12. Those gigs and special choral groups and orchestras throughout her youth led her to Berklee College of Music for flute and Arranging & Composition, from 1972-1975. Loving the older style jazz from her family, she was now embracing her own choices...a mixture of cool jazz, modern jazz, and funk… …Miles Davis, Weather Report, Aretha Franklin, Modern Jazz Quartet, Chick Corea, Chaka Kahn, Bill Evans, Tower of Power, John Ambercrombie, etc., developing a love of rhythm, melody and harmony. We talk about whats upcoming events at the Bar Fodora. Also live streaming on Night Journey Rewind with guitarist Jaq Lesure Saturday Dec 2 2017 @ 9:30pm
Songs in Order 1,Mr. Hall, Cathy Segal Garcia 2, Skylark, Tiffany Austin " Nothing but Soul" 3, That Afternoon in Harlem 4, Jaq Lesure Without a Song " When She Smile"
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Songs in Order 1, Greg Abate " Road To Forever" Road To Forever 2, Tim Ray "DeTrain" Windows 3,L.Porter/Phil Schreff Group "Long Ago" 3 Min To 4 4, Marcus Monterio "Wait Till you see Her" 5, Gerry Gibbs "Alfic" Live in Studio" 6, Terry Gibbs " Here It is"" 92 yrs young 7, Eric Wyatt "Look to The Sky Sister Carol
He was born in Lackawanna, New York, into a family with a vocal group and radio program. Smith says that his mother was a major influence on him musically, as she introduced him to gospel, classical, and jazz music. He was part of several vocal ensembles in the 1950s, including the Teen Kings. Art Kubera, the owner of a local music store, gave Smith his first organ, a Hammond B3. Dr. Lonnie Smith has played with Melvin Sparks, Lou Donaldson, Lee Morgan, George Benson just to name a few. This interview was enlighting , informative and just plan fun. He has a great since of humor and stories that will leave you laughing. When you think of Hammond B3 organist he is on top of the list along with Jack Mcduff and Jimmy Smith. This interview was done 12/29/13
Songs in Order 1, Jaguar " GB Uptown" 2,Alligator Bogaloo "Lou Donaldson" 3, AW S Hucks "LS" 4, Psychedelic Pi "LS" 5,Benson Rider "GB Cookbook" 6, Failing in Love "LS" 7, Move Your Hand "LS" 8, Slow High "LS" #Dr. Lonnie Smith (LS) CD In The Beginning. George Benson Quartet (GB) Lou Donaldson (LD)
Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Worcester,
Massachusetts, Victor’s love of music was cultivated and shaped by his mother, a singer and a Julliard-trained pianist. After college, Victor moved to Oakland, CA. While building a successful business career, he studied voice and sat in at local jazz clubs in the evenings.
As an independent artist, Victor has recorded five critically acclaimed CD’s on his own label, Regina Records. Urban Buzz wrote, “It’s like David slaying Goliath. Victor Fields is on his own independent label and he’s making his own independent music without the money machine behind him”. Featured artists on his recordings reads like a “who’s who” of Smooth Jazz: Gerald Albright, Eric Marienthal, Jeff Lorber, Tom Politzer, Richard Elliot, Chris Camozzi, Kashif, Rodney Franklin, Rick Braun, and Nelson Braxton.
As a performer he has shared the stage with Isaac Hayes, Cameo, Dee Dee Bridgewater, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Regina Belle and Atlantic Starr. After a sold out performance at Ashford and Simpson’s Sugar Bar, a fan wrote: "Victor, you have perfected what you do and make it seems so easy. God has smiled on you, and we hear that when you sing". A mutual friend introduced Victor to Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter, Kashif (George Benson, Whitney Houston), which led to their collaboration on his debut album, “Promise” (1999). The CD gained impressive reviews and a loyal fan base. In 2002, Victor followed with, “52nd Street”, produced by famed guitarist, Chris Camozzi (Mariah Carey, Michael Bolton) and landed at #12 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart.
Songs in Order 1, You'll Never Fine Another Love Like Mind "The Lou Rawls Project" 2, Walk on By :53nd Street" 3, Night And Day " Victor: 4, Let Me Be Good to You "The Lou Rawls Project" 5, Round Midnight "52nd Street" 6, Nature Boy " Promise " for more information www.victorfields.com
This is part 2 of Bassist John B. Williams. John has performed with some the world’s most renowned jazz artists—Nancy Wilson, Horace Silver, Count Basie, Louie Bellson, Billy Cobham, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, and the Manhattan Transfer, to name a few. He was a fixture on late-night television, first with Doc Severinsen’s house band
on the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, and later as
part of the Posse on the Arsenio Hall Show. Williams recently released his second solo CD, Arabesque, and he’s currently preppingNotes onLife (Played in the Key of Love), a collaboration with his wife Jessica for release on his own imprint, JBW
Entertainment.My interview with John was so much fun and he had stories to tell about his journey and the music he loves. This interview was done in 2 parts. In Feb. of 2013 at his home,
John B. Williams has performed with some the world’s most renowned jazz artists—Nancy Wilson, Horace Silver, Count Basie, Louie Bellson, Billy Cobham, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, and the Manhattan Transfer, to name a few. He was a fixture on late-night television, first with Doc Severinsen’s house band on the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, and later as
part of the Posse on the Arsenio Hall Show. Williams recently released his second solo CD, Arabesque, and he’s currently preppingNotes on
Life (Played in the Key of Love), a collaboration with his wife
Jessica for release on his own imprint, JBW Entertainment.
My interview with John was so much fun and he had stories to tell about his journey and the music he loves. This interview was done in 2 parts. In Feb. of 2013 at his home, He had to much to say to do it ine 1 session. Enjoy
Song Selections 1. Bass Calling out, 2 You're With Me "Gratitude" 3, Samba De LA Composa, 4, Love the One"Arabesque' 5. Gratitude, "Gratitude"
Jazz singer Clairdee's warm, effervescent, and sassy style has not only earned her rave reviews but also a solid fan base, of which the famed Nancy Wilson is a member. Born Barbara Clairdee in Tucson, AZ, Clairdee spent most her early years in Denver, CO, but as an Air Force child, she saw more travel than most children. It exposed her to all types of music, most of which she fell in love with. Singing began at age 14, and with such a solid voice, Clairdee was soon doing session work for television commercials. After her teens, a move to San Francisco was in order and while keeping her session work going, Clairdee was moonlighting in the city's jazz clubs. Her debut album, Destination Moon, was released in 2000 by the Declare Music label. Her Christmas album This Christmas appeared in 2003 and was followed two years later by the funky Music Moves. For more information and to buy her music www.clairdee.com
Songs in Order 1,Yes Sir that's my Baby " Music Move" 2, Moonglow " Destination Moon" 3, Quit Nights of Quit Stars "Music Moves" 4, They Can't Take That Away From Me "Destination Moon" 5, Destination Moon 6, Do Something " Music Moves"
Vocalist/composer/arranger Andrea Claburn was born in Baltimore to a classical pianist mother and jazz aficionado father and raised in the classical tradition, studying both piano and violin before turning to vocal jazz as a young adult. A conservatory-trained musician, Andrea’s musical depth shapes her exceptional vocal style, with a “highly instrumental use of her voice” that is “riveting to hear.” As a composer and lyricist, she breathes life into new songs as well as old, writing and arranging contemporary jazz standards, and lyricizing a wide range of instrumental material, from Ellington to Metheny. A powerful storyteller and charismatic performer, Andrea Claburn brings the music to life with passion, intelligence, and wit, her style infused with a wide variety of musical influences while remaining strongly rooted in the jazz tradition.
Raised and educated largely in Northern California, Andrea holds two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Studies) from the California Jazz Conservatory, where she was mentored by some of the finest jazz artists on the West Coast. In October, 2010, her sophomore year at the CJC, Andrea was awarded the Conservatory's highest vocal honor, the Mark Murphy Vocal Scholarship, an award given to a singer who “demonstrates exceptional creativity and artistic promise.” In August, 2015 Andrea became a member of the vocal faculty of her alma mater, the California Jazz Conservatory, where she teaches private lessons in vocal technique, performance, and musicianship. for more info www.andreaclaburn.com
Songs in Order 1, Lionheart 2, Infinite Wisdom (echoes of Harlem) 3,Turn Out The Stars 4, Skylark 5, The Fall of Men
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