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Tales from the Jazz Side with Pheeroan akLaff episode #10 part 1 & 2

Tales is coming to you with guest artist drummer/composer/ arranger/educator Pheeroan akLaff. This episode is in two parts.  “A versatile drummer who has mostly been associated with the avant-garde, Pheeroan akLaff has appeared with some of the more adventurous musicians in jazz of the past 30 years.” From All Music From his collaborations with the…

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Episode 10: Pheeroan akLaff

From his collaborations with the late poet Amir Baraka in teh From his collaborations with the late poet Amir Baraka in the Blue Ark Ensemble, through his voluminous work as sideman to Anthony Davis, Oliver Lake, Henry Threadgill, Yosuke Yamashita, Mal Waldron, Geri Allen, Don Byron just some of the names you will find in…

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Episode 09: Sean Conly

Bassist, composer and arranger Sean Conly is another notable musician with an impressive multiple musical language background. He has played with such legendary greats as Andrew Hill, Russ Lossing, Ray Barretto, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, Randy Brecker, Howard Alden and Lew Tabackin to name a few. I had the pleasure of meeting him while working…

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Tales from the Jazz Side with Sean Conly episode #9

Tales is coming to you with bassist/composer/arranger Sean Conly. Sean Conly is another notable musician with an impressive multiple musical language background. He has played with such legendary greats as Andrew Hill, Russ Lossing, Ray Barretto, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, Randy Brecker, Howard Alden and Lew Tabackin to name a few. I had the pleasure…

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Episode 08: Jua Howard

I was working on my list of guests invitees when I noticed that each month I added more names to the list, so much so, that the list almost doubled in size every month. At the rate I was going it would be 25 years before I’d get through the first page of list.

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Tales from the Jazz Side with Jua Howard episode # 8

Tales is coming to you with guest artist singer-songwriter Jua Howard. I was working on my list of guests invitees when I noticed that each month I added more names to the list, so much so, that the list almost doubled in size every month. At the rate I was going it would be 25…

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Tales from the Jazz Side with Tjut Nyak Deviana Daudsjah episode # 7

Tales is coming to you with guest artist pianist/composer/arranger/educator Professor Deviana Daudsjah. As some of you may recall from last months’ episode, in October and November, I traveled to the far east with the Michael Franks’ band. While there, I recorded a marvelous December episode with bassist Kengo Nakamura. I finished my tour dates in…

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Episode 07: Tjut Nyak Deviana Daudsjah

As some of you may recall from last months’ episode, in October and November, I traveled to the far east with the Michael Franks’ band. While there, I recorded a marvelous December episode with bassist Kengo Nakamura. I finished my tour dates in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, then traveled further south and landed in Jakarta,…

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Tales from the Jazz Side with Kengo Nakamura episode #6

Tales is coming coming to you with guest artist bassist/composer Kengo Nakamura. In October I had the pleasure to play Billboard Live Tokyo with the Michael Franks band. I was excited to travel to Japan as it had been a while since we had played there. This leg of the tour, we would play in…

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Episode 06: Kengo Nakamura

In October I had the pleasure to play Billboard Live Tokyo with the Michael Franks band. I was excited to travel to Japan as it had been a while since we had played there. This leg of the tour, we would play in Tokyo for 2 nights and then onto Osaka. It had been at…

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Episode 05: Mark Egan

Moving back to my 20 years with Michael Franks anniversary tribute, I have the utmost delight in speaking with a gentleman that I’ve known primarily from listening to his music. And once again, through Michael, I now have the greatest pleasure to work with this unique artist Mark Egan.

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Tales from the Jazz Side with Mark Egan episode # 5

Tales coming to you with guest artist bassist/composer/producer Mark Egan. Moving back to my 20 years with Michael Franks anniversary tribute, I have the utmost delight in speaking with a gentleman that I’ve known primarily from listening to his music. And once again, through Michael, I now have the greatest pleasure to work with this…

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Tales from the Jazz Side with Jacques Schwarz-Bart episode # 4

This month’s Tales will be coming from Saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart. Let’s take a different route this month and go by way of a great player that I’ve known from a past life. Now that can be taken in a couple of ways and that’s exactly my intention. Jacques and I go way back… back to the days…

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Episode 04: Jacques Schwarz-Bart

Let’s take a different route this month and go by way of a great player that I’ve known from a past life. Now that can be taken in a couple of ways and that’s exactly my intention. Jacques and I go way back… back to the days when you played gigs for little or nothing,…

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Tales from the Jazz Side with Willard Dyson episode #3

Tales is coming to you with guest artist drummer/composer/teacher Willard Dyson.   In keeping true to my celebration of 20 years with Michael, this months Tales from the Jazz Side guest is one of my hanging buddy’s while I’m out on the road with the Franks band. It’s true when they say that you can…

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Episode 03: Willard Dyson

In keeping true to my celebration of 20 years with Michael, this months Tales from the Jazz Side guest is one of my hanging buddy’s while I’m out on the road with the Franks band. It’s true when they say that you can learn a lot about a person from what they do in their…

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Tales from the Jazz Side with Jay Anderson, episode #2

Tales is coming to you with guest artist bassist/composer/teacher Jay Anderson.   “Jay Anderson is bedrock, unfailingly solid and dependable, with amazing ability as a soloist and a capacity for rhythmic interplay. He isn’t just a functional bass player. He’s always part of the ensemble while driving it forward.” Ted Panken Jay Anderson bio on…

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Episode 02: Jay Anderson

Jay Anderson bio on All About Jazz starts off with “Bassist/composer Jay Anderson is among the most versatile and respected jazz artists performing today.” Whenever we read reviews or comments about artists’ ability, sometime we come away with the feeling that the words were embellished to create the sensational that so often is a part…

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Episode 01: Michael Franks

Tales will be coming from legendary singer-songwriter Michael Franks. Although he is often referred to as a smooth jazz singer-songwriter, I find that description to not be altogether accurate. I consider him to be a jazz evolutionary singer songwriter, whose music covers all the subtle colors and diversity that writing music is all about today….

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Tales from the Jazz Side with Michael Franks, episode #1

Tales is coming to you with guest artist legendary singer-songwriter Michael Franks. Although he is often referred to as a smooth jazz singer-songwriter, I find that description to not be altogether accurate. I consider him to be a jazz evolutionary singer songwriter, whose music covers all the subtle colors and diversity that writing music is…

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