And all that jazz...
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COMING IN 2013! My soon to be released CD Form/formless
with Larry Koonse, John Stowell (guitars)
and Nolan Shaheed (flugelhorn)
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DON BRADEN/KARL LATHAM: "BIG FUN(K) LIVE " Recorded live at Cecil's in West Orange, New Jersey, Big Fun(k) Live is the latest album by saxophonist Don Braden and Karl Latham. Ellen Johnson provides an enthusiastic review, hearing the group's roots in the music of Weather Report, Miles Davis and Grover Washington, Jr.
SHEILA JORDAN: THE BASS/VOICE DUETS (Part 1) Sheila Jordan once said, "I think I may have been a bass player in a previous life. My favorite way to sing is with the bass". Jordan's duo recordings with bass accompaniment have been some of her finest work. This month, Jordan's biographer Ellen Johnson, offers the first part of a two-part Historical Essay on these seminal recordings.
SHEILA JORDAN: THE BASS/VOICE DUETS (Part 2) After the end of her partnership with Harvie S, Sheila Jordan continued to explore the possibilities of the bass/voice duo with Cameron Brown. In the second part of her Historical Essay, Ellen Johnson examines the music Jordan recorded with Brown and other bass players.
CHARLES MINGUS: "PRE-BIRD" (aka "MINGUS REVISITED")
The music of Charles Mingus was always ahead of its time, and on his album Pre-Bird he presents compositions that he wrote before hearing Charlie Parker. In this Retro Review, Ellen Johnson discusses all of the music and how it related to Mingus' life.
Lyrics available to:
- St. Thomas - Sonny Rollins
- Noddin Ya Head Blues, Peggy's Blue Skylight, Nostalgia In Times Square - Charles Mingus
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FROM PRESS RELEASE:
Sound Visions Media announces the launch of their campaign to raise finishing funds for their documentary, …and rosemary is for remembrance. The film is based on an inspirational, true story about a woman, Shirley Downie, who courageously copes with the unexpected loss of her husband and best friend. The challenges of talking about and preparing for death were the motivation for making this film. The filmmakers hope to bring greater awareness to this much avoided and difficult topic. For several years the project has been self-funded by the filmmakers, Jeff Foster and Ellen Johnson, but current economic conditions have slowed down the completion of the project. As a result the two turned to donations to raise the final funds to complete the project.