HENRY FRANKLIN TRIO LIVE @ THE GARDENIA CLUB ~ L.A.


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3 More Sounds Delivers Masterfully On Their New Release Live At The Gardenia Club!”Gene Harris was a wonderful pianist who could play all styles” Henry Franklin



Los Angeles, August 24th, 2020- 3 More Sounds, a co-op group with former Gene Harris and the 3 Sounds bassist Henry “The Skipper” Franklin and drummer Carl Burnett and with pianist Robert Turner have released their second CD, Live At Gardenia Club in Los Angeles!
It was in 2017 with the goal to “make people happy and to have them tap their foot like Gene did, and to preserve Gene’s style of playing. 3 More Sounds was born” The Skipper reflects!
The Skipper continues “with my 3 years with Gene and Carl’s 10 years we remember how great it was playing with Gene Harris! There was plenty energy and fun every night, like going to a party every night! 
Pianist Robert Turner has the monumental task of leading the way in the spirit of Gene Harris, a major influence and idol, who’s “sound was very soulful and bluesy. He was a wonderful pianist who could play all styles”Henry Franklin recalls!
A native of Los Angeles Robert Turner fits the bill superbly and brings his own sound and soul to the trio. Extremely imaginative, improvisational and sparkling fun!
The fun gets started right away with a swinging the soul version of On A Clear Day where Henry Franklin and Carl Burnette establish a fierce resonating rhythm firmly supporting Robert Turner’s majesty!
That segues to Ahmad Jamal’s Night Most Blues and Henry Franklin doesn’t disappoint with the warm round bluesy notes in front of and throughout his big bottom solo and Robert Turner continues to sparkle and dazzle as master Carl Burnett pounds and prances!
On Sombrero Sam The Skipper leads in perfectly with his rich looping bass that opens the door for special guest Louis Van Taylor on flute, composer Charles LLoyd just might go ahh!
The feel good song of the set has to be Eleanor Rigby as each member has great space to step out and step up and roar all the way home!
The spirit of of Erroll Garner is evoked on the great standard Misty! However you’ll soon be reminded it’s Robert Turner with more piano wizardry. Amazing!
Weather it the subtle and tender piano and rhythm of When I Fall In Love, the bluesy, rocking and hard hitting Uptown So with Carl Burnette launching missiles there is plenty of great soul stirring music for everyone’s palate!
Their renditions of Green Dolphin Street, rich, and Milestones, thrilling, with the thunderous Carl Burnett solo, leaves you wanting more sounds from 3 More Sounds!
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HEALING FORCE 4 PEACE CONCERT


Jazz and Blues entertainer, Barbara Morrison is joining forces with musicians, content developers, including bandleader, Don Littleton and Elephants Nda Park and Pocket Jazz Presents to create a campaign for Healing through a music series On-line through Facebook.

” All these musicians you see on our new online concert series are my personal friends” exclaimed a jubilant Morrison. Healing Force 4 Peace Concert and CD Release of Elephants Nda Park Band. today, there is so much anxiety, chaos, unjust policies, violent killings of Black men and women in our streets without much room to heal or gather one’s self as the ping-pong like traumatic PANDEMIC forever changing on a moment’s notice. We offer a special brand of global music that adopts many rhythms, genres, and spoken word all providing Our RX for healing through music and meditation. the concert live streaming is scheduled for Thursday,September 24, at Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in Leimert Park Village. (L.A.) showtime can be accessed through barbaramorrison.com to give donations to support these musicians and artist who no fault of theirs just trying to survive, many do not qualify for traditional unemployment benefits.. Barbara Morrison is on the front lines of supporting the arts , especially musicians and singers.

Utilizing the cards she was dealt ,through providing entertainment in a virtual safe and pandemic free venue at BMPAC in Los Angeles. Nobody treats the local musicians better than Barbara when it comes to supporting our mental health through Music and meditation. A typical show will offer an hour plus of dynamic meditation and spiritual healing through Jazz , blues pop and other world music. with no other options than live streams until this pandemic subsides. so your monetary donations are very much needed. contact the organization direct, if you are a corporation seeking to find out how you can help as a member of the patron levels group. (barbaramorrison.com)

Barbara Morrison present Jon Mayer trio with Marvin Smitty Smith on drums and Will Lyle bass.

Last year in August the collaboration of Morrison , Littleton and Carmack came together to present an original show produced by Robert J. Carmack , 21 Toot Salute: Yardbird’s 99th birthday ,August 29th ,with special “YardBird” tunes performed by an all-star band made up of solid jazz veterans including Don Littleton drums, Charles Owens tenor sax, Randall Willis on alto sax and a newby Chris Astroquilla alto sax, James Leary Bass and Bobby Pierce on piano. headlined by a scene from the original play by Carmack , who performed as a Charlie Parker. “This year, because of pandemic No theater & plays . We are coming together to help Heal the Hate, frustration and anxiety through our music and spoken words dramatic or poetry said Robert J. Carmack .. Elephants Nda Park is the Right Rx.

Don Littleton has expanded the core group of Don Littleton on drums/percussions, Pablo Cologero on woodwinds, bassist Mike Alvidrez plus added Guitarist /Sarod player,Heydey Tokunaga, Vibist/Steel drums ,Slam Nobles, and Andrew Acosta on various percussion. a spiritual healing world musical sound fused through jazz , world music and latin grooves and even ancient instruments from Africa and Afghanistan.

shown Pablo Cologero, Mike Alvidrez and poet /writer/producer Robert J. Carmack

Content developer and promo man, Robert J. Carmack is putting together a call-out to the Arts Community for a Mass Healing Force 4 Peace led by Elephants Nda Park , and Barbara Morrison .

We are seeking the entire Los Angeles community and surrounding areas that love music and the performing arts community to adopt our phrase that pays dividends in healing , Music is Our Medicine!

our mass campaign to enroll music lovers into our army of healers group,Healing Force 4 Peace!

For more information go to facebook page: @FreedomJazzDance or email us at pocketjazz@musician.org and call regarding Elephants Nda Park at 951-456 -9134

Don Littleton & Elephants Nda Park is available to day on http://www.amazon.com

Don Littleton & Elephants Nda Park Live at World Stage 2019 (Latin version)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMBASSADOR HERBIE HANCOCK LOOKING GOOD


Hipster Sanctuary

posted by Robert J. Carmack   #@blues2jazzguy

jazz saxophonist  Mel Martin and Herbie Hancock Saxophonist Mel Martin and Herbie Hancock photo by Mel Martin Jazz Archives

Its the birthday of the very man who once thought he would never reach the the greatness of an Oscar Peterson or a Thelonius Monk. Now 75,looking 40ish is the jazz icon who has accomplished every possible music, presidential and international recognition & Lifetime Achievement Award there is.

For me, It began in 1964, I was 14 and studying saxophone in junior high and played in a youth Jazz big band sponsored by the late great Gerald Wilson in Los Angeles. MY DAD WAS STILL MY MAIN SOURCE FOR JAZZ ALBUMS. He brought home a Blue Note album that was all blue,it had a weird name on it” Empyrean Isles” by Herbie Hancock featuring a song I could not stop playing over and over, and over again.

Cantaloupe Island  was…

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REMEMBERING FREDERICK DEWAYNE HUBBARD: “HUBB”


I thought I would share this story with a new group of Friends of Pocket Jazz Presents & http://www.hipstersanctuary.com

Hipster Sanctuary

written by Robert J. Carmack #@blues2jazzguy

As this writer was trying to decide on subjects and artists to write about during Jazz appreciation month, “Hubb”, BKA Freddie Hubbard, came into my mind

It’s not easy to write aboutan eclectic figurelikeFrederick Dewayne Hubbard. So I’m just going to go against all traditional musings about Hubbard, as viewed by the “jazz-elite”press corps.

I’m more inclined with the hip-crowd of admirers and fans that marvel over the fire, passionand gymnastics. He had all that going for him, that flowed from his body like sweat on a star athlete having a two-hundred rushing yardsday, or a 50 point basketball night.

Iwas first introduced to “Freddie” onHerbie Hancock’s fourth album on Blue Note, Empyrean Isles,1964. At the time I was studying music and saxophone in junior high. First, I was drawn into the groove of Cantaloupe Island, but, as I listened more…

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Paying Homage to Greatness: Bongo Ras Starr Master Series


Things are moving along it only took almost 6 years to learn who painted this portrait of Jazz icon, Horace Tapscott.. I’m determined to find and interview this fabulous artist, His work on the Icon, Rahsaan Roland Kirk is nothing short of Brilliant. Follow Us on our new series for 2020, Artists on Artists in Jazz.. If You are an artist who wishes his work to be shown to a jazz audience of international fans. over 50,000 hits.. a good number of straight followers.send samples to attn: Kamaad Tauhid – pocketjazz@musician.net

Artists on Artists in Jazz: a master series on iconic Jazz artists painted, or carved, photographed or assemblage art & the Avant Garde. submit samples at : pocketjazz@musician.net attn: Kamaad Tauhid

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

RAKIN’ AND SCRAPIN’ AT CATALINA’S : PHAROAH SANDERS with HAROLD MABERN


Hipster Sanctuary

Pharoah_Sanders 901x1024posted by @blues2jazzguy

Pharoah Sanders possesses one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, Sanders’ sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce. Yet, Sanders is highly regarded to the point of reverence by a great many jazz fans. Although he made his name with expressionistic, nearly anarchic free jazz in John Coltrane’s late ensembles of the mid-’60s, Sanders’ later music is guided by more graceful concerns.

The hallmarks of Sanders’ playing at that time were naked aggression and unrestrained passion. In the years after Coltrane’s death, however, Sanders explored other, somewhat gentler and perhaps more cerebral avenues — without, it should be added, sacrificing any of the intensity that defined his work as an apprentice to Coltrane.

Harold Mabern-PianoHarold Mabern – Master Pianist  Harold Mabern, one of jazz’s most enduring and dazzlingly skilled pianists…

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An Enclave for the Serious Music Lover of Jazz,Blues & Soul

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