ECHOES OF AN ERA: THE FABULOUS QUINCY JONES


posted by  Eric L. Wattree via R.J. Carmack #blues2jazzguy Quincy Jones is one of the last truly GREAT composers and arrangers to come out of jazz, or any other form of music, in quite some time. NOBODY is greater, and no one ever has been. He stands among Ellington, Basie, Mancini, and Gershwin in complete…

SAYING GOOD-BYE TO A LEGEND: HERB JEFFRIES 1913 – 2014


posted by Robert J. Carmack @blues2jazzguy RIP HERB JEFFRIES Sept. 24, 1913 – May 25, 2014.   Herb Jeffries is last  surviving  member of Duke Ellington’s early 1940s Band. The Bronze Buckaroo as he was known during his days as a singing actor of early black  cinema.        Read the LA Times  in-depth…

MILES SMILES! DON CHEADLE MOVING FORWARD WITH MOVIE IN 2014


“Jazz Rap”  with the Impresario Al Carter-Bey, the Impressario – the musical host with 30+ years of jazz radio experience, a musical library of 30,000 recordings; keeping the musical history of jazz alive. Jazz, America’s only original art form, as the American classical art form within the idiom of jazz.  Join the impresario  Al Carter-Bey, along…

Carl Anthony and Notorius Jazz: Global Communicator and Hipster


posted by Robert J. Carmack “Notorius  Jazz was created to preserve the genius of those who defy popular taste for original design”  Carl Anthony Hipster Sanctuary salutes Carl Anthony , Entertainment Expert and Jazz Host/Hipster. Over the Years Anthony has touched on all aspects of entertainment, from productions to promotions, thus laying the groundwork for…