Harold Johnson Sextet Recaptures Magic In Reunion Concert


posted by blues2jazzguy    Robert J. Carmack Recently at the jazz club Catalina’s in Hollywood California, a crowd of fans, former schoolmates, neighbors, teachers all came together for a reunion concert by The Harold Johnson Sextet. Johnson is an accomplished producer,writer and arranger whose Jazz group kicked off their early music careers with a “hit…

SPIRIT OF CAL TJADER:SOUL SAUCE LATIN JAZZ BAND


“SUPPORT LIVE JAZZ..MUSIC NEVER SLEEPS” HIPSTER  SANCTUARY   posted by  Robert J. Carmack   #blues2jazzguy Many years have passed since Cal Tjader made his transition, but his loyal fan base and new fans of this genre can not get enough of that sound. One group in Los Angeles is doing their part in keeping the…

THE DUKE OF GROOVE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE DUKE


posted by Robert J. Carmack              #blues2jazzguy George Duke was a musical innovator, creator, and mentor to so many. His legacy as a recording artist is vast, from Cannonball Adderly to Jean-Luc Ponty, Frank Zappa to Michael Jackson, to over 40 recordings as a solo artist. Simply put, George forever…

REMEMBERING SWEET LOU WILSON~ MANDRILL FOREVER AND BEYOND


posted by blues2jazzguy RIP Sweet Lou 1939-2013               We ask that you light a candle, hum a song, play a drum or say a prayer as we remember Lou. vocalist,trumpeter,composer,percussionist and co-founding member of Mandrill.                        

R&B SOUL GROUP THE WHISPERS NICHOLAS CALDWELL DEAD AT 71


posted by Robert J. Carmack      blues2jazzguy One of the Original members of the R&B group,The Whispers has passed at the age of 71. The cause of death are not totally clear as Caldwell was facing  several life threatening  challenges as recently as part of  last year , when he went on the record…

MULTI-AWARD WINNING SINGER NATALIE COLE SUCCUMBS AT 65


posted by blues2jazzguy   Singer-songwriter Natalie Cole, daughter of world renown crooner, Nat King Cole. She’s best known for her Grammy Award-winning album Inseparable. Natalie Cole was born in Los Angeles,California on February 6, 1950, to singers Nat “King” Cole and Maria Cole. After battling life’s trials/tribulations and poor health in latter years, Natalie Maria…