SHANA TUCKER DEBUT AT DETROIT’S CLIFF BELLS ~ ONE NIGHT ONLY


posted by Robert J. Carmack  #@blues2jazzguy The lovely and talented singer-multi-instrumentalist, Shana Tucker makes her first trip into the motor city,binging her special brand of Chamber Soul to CLIFF BELL’S Thursday, October 22, 2015       @ 8 & 9:30 PM 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit MI 48226 ———————————————————– CLIFF BELL’S, the historic downtown jazz…

WORLD STAGE HONORS BILLY HIGGINS WITH HEAVENLY LEGACY CONCERT


posted by music journalist Robert J. Carmack   photos credits: Robert Carmack and Sol Washington You know, one of the benefits of living in Los Angeles or Southern California period, is the weather. This particular Sunday was no different than the 54 Summers past I have lived in California.But this one was very special though….

HIPSTER RETRO-JAZZ SERIES: GRANT GREEN IDLE MOMENTS


Grant Green  review by Justin  Scoville (1935-1979) was an overlooked guitarist who melded blues, bebop, latin, and funk influences into a unique, linear guitar style. Largely overshadowed by the more conventional jazz guitarists of his time, Green’s harmonic approach was an outgrowth of Charlie Christian and set the stage for many modern jazz guitarists (such as…

BOBBY WOMACK PROLIFIC WRITER: MY PERSONAL FAVORITES


posted by Robert J. Carmack   #@blues2jazzguy Still reeling after the news of  Bobby Womack’s death, I thought about all the shows I saw live in Los Angeles going back as far as, the early 1970s. Everybody have their own favorites, but I hate having record companies pick the faves for me ,then place them…

Jacques Lesure AllStar Quartet Featuring Eric Reed Willie Jones III One Night Only!


Listen: http://www.jacqueslesure.com/live/ The LAX JAZZ CLUB presents Live & in Concert Performing Tonight August 15  7PM Jacques Lesure  All-Star Quartet  Featuring Jacques Lesure Guitar  Eric Reed Piano  Willie Jones III Drums  Mike Gurrola Bass  Guitarist, Jacques Lesure has performed with some of the greatest musicians in the world, Oscar Brown Jr., Stanley Turrentine, Wynton Marsalis , Les McCann…