THE SONGS I LOVE:TRACEY WHITNEY BABY DOLL ENTERTAINMENT NEW RELEASE


Los Angeles’s very own Tracey Whitney is off and running with her new CD (Baby Doll Entertainment Label release), “I Am Singing.. Songs I Love”. a joyful homage to songwriters and performing artists who have inspired her own singing and writing. Tracey dives into classic works by Stevie Wonder, Laura Nyro,Antonio Carlos Jobim and Michael…

HONORING NDUGU CHANCLER:Drummer Composer Jazz R&B Icon


Recently held on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Chancler received  a hero’s welcome at Bovard  Auditorium in L.A.  from family, friends, and fans for his selfless contributions to education, the community at large and a lifetime of  musical achievements that spans 5 decades in music. In the studio, He’s well-known…

Hipster Retro: Coming Soon Interview with Woodwinds/Percussionist Derf Reklaw


‘The Pharaohs were one of the forgotten treasures of ’70s R&B, a freewheeling jazz-funk congregation heavily influenced by Chicago’s jazz avant-garde as well as on-the-one funk and African motifs.’  Unfortunately, they recorded only one album before Earth, Wind & Fire frontman Maurice White (who played in an early version of the Pharaohs) hired several of…

Jazz Saxophonist Dale Fielder: Tribute to Jazz Legend Pepper Adams


Re-Posted by Robert Carmack  via Dale Fielder Dear Jazz Enthusiasts I’d like to take a moment to thank all our supporters (you know who you are!) for all the positive vibes, support and coming out to attend our performances throughout the year!  Pretty much, this is what it’s all about for us jazz musicians.  Simply…

About The Soul & Heart of Great Music


About. Unsung musicians of Jazz, Blues and Soul Genres. We’ll profile,explore, interview and publicize information to commemorate, or uplift the legacy of these artists who gave it their all during their time in the public’s eye. From time to time, we may have special events recognizing these artists as groups, or individually honoring them. We will also…

ALEPH RECORDS TO RELEASE JAMES MORRISON SNAPPY TOO


Snappy Too is the Follow-Up to the Gold Certified Album Snappy Doo Los Angeles, CA – Aleph Records will release James Morrison’s new recording Snappy Too on September 11, 2012.  The album is the sequel to the 1990 release Snappy Doo, which featured Morrison along with three legendary artists (Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, and Jeff…

Kindred Spirits: Ndugu Chanceler


Kindred Spirits: Ndugu Chanceler  It’s not often you get an opportunity to actually watch the professional growth of a musician up-close through most of their career,but in the case of Leon “Ndugu” Chanceler,I did. There’s many good things about growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s or 60s..You had opportunities a kid from Shreveport, Louisiana…