Thanks to Tracey Rivers and Richie Blondet for their recent contributions to my blog efforts. Tracey recently married Craig Rivers, see photos in the "wedding's in 2007." Below is a photo of me and Richie at Bobby Sanabria's party on June 3.
I wish to thank all of you who are reading my blog. And, a special thanks to those who have made financial contributions. They are Eric, Kim, Vivian, my Uncle Nick and Antoinette Montague.
If you have not heard Antoinette yet, you will probably hear of her soon. She recently recorded a wonderful new CD, Pretty Blues. You can read about her in the upcoming, February issue, of Jazz Improv Magazine where she is featured on the front cover followed by an interview in that issue. And, if you listen to wbgo, 88.3FM you have probably heard her on the airwaves, we play her often. Check out her website and find out how you can purchase her recording and find out where she is performing. Trust me, you will not be disappointed because her recording is terrific.
Anyone who wishes to be a sponsor please contact me, or feel free to make a donation.
If you have become a regular to my blog you can see that I am posting information every few days. I really want to see your reactions in the comment section of each post. That is, if you have some comments that you'd like to share. For those of you who have done so, I really appreciate it.
My first post in August generated some interest. If you care to weigh in on the discussion see "archives" then "August."
Also, please take a look at the comments, Gene Davis, wrote about fellow Philadelphian, Ed Bradley. Gene is pictured with me and Rex Reed in the photo album.
Hello, all, my blog is a little over one week old and your responses have been INCREDIBLE! I want to thank you for visiting my blog and I hope that you will check often. Folks, your comments sent to my e-mail have been really cool but the fun of a blog is to have lots of interaction between you readers. PLEASE post your comments in the "comments" section of the post that you wish to respond to. If you are new to blog life you will see a number in (0) to indicatate how many, if any, people have responded. Let's have some fun...!
Since my blog launching on November 5, 2006, two features have been added, with more to come.
1. Ads by Google and a DonationBox. If you care to help me maintain this blog, please make a donation (no donation too small, or large). Look on the right side of this home page for more information about each.
2. My dear friend, Eric Reed (ericreed.net), has agreed to write a column called “Reed’s Creeds,” which will follow shortly. This will be his thoughts, not mine (though we often see eye to eye on many issues). Trust me, you will want to read what he has to say. Pianist, Eric Reed is one of the young, thinking, voices on the jazz scene today.
3. Soon I will feature a calendar for you to see what is happening, in advance, and/or where I plan to be each week. Also, in December, I intend to offer video clips….
Please continue to check this blog, if you like what you read, tell your friends, and your enemies (LOL). In other words, SPREAD THE WORD!
To quote the following (I LOVE QUOTES):
The amount of money one needs is terrifying...
---Ludwig Van Beethoven
People who make a living doing someting they DON'T like wouldn't be happy with a one-day work week. ---Duke Ellington
Don't forget after the concert to purchase my latest record. Remember, if you don't like it, you can give it to someone you don't like.
---Slide Hampton, Trombonist and bandleader, at one of his performances.
As told to Bobby Sanabria, drummer, percussionist
OK, you can find all of these quotes in my book, "The Quotable Musician: From Bach to Tupac."
Recently someone posted a press release, as a comment, on this blog, that I deleted. This is not the place for people to advertise their events but a place for me to share with you where I go what it is about those things that I enjoy. In addition, I intend to share information that I believe others can benefit from be it news, shows, art, culture, or health. If you want me to check out something please send me an e-mail. I look forward to discovering new places and people.
Thank you for understanding and thank you all who have viewed my blog, I hope that you continue to check it out.