Curtis Haywood is another artist I ran across on MySpace. You can click on either of the links above to listen to samples of his sax appeal. His debut album, Curtis Haywood, was released in 2007 and if you like a little sultry sax you can go wrong checking this guy out. You can also find an article of him at http://www.abyssjazz.com.
The video below is the only one I could find. It's not that clear but it's very easy on the ears.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Anthony Terry is someone I found while browsing around MySpace. I've said it before and I'll say it again, MySpace is a very cool place to discover new musicians. I think it's great exposure for them and a way to reach many listeners they might have otherwise taken years to reach.
I don't have much information on him and don't have a video of him performing. All I can say is check out the link to his MySpace page and lend your ears to his music. He's definitely got a little of sax appeal going on and I think he's worth a listen. Hopefully we'll be hearing more of Anthony Terry.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Image from http://members.tripod.com/~jaared/html
You know, it really pays to browse around the internet. You find one thing and one thing leads to another. That's how I came across Jaared Arosemena. You know I love sax so it only took a little listening to hear this man had some skills and that his smooth saxiness was right up my listening alley.
Check out his links, check out his music, take a listen and see if he is someone you might be looking to add to your music collection. I'll be adding him to mine.
I found this clip of a jam session with some great, top name musicians posted by Comshow. Definitely worth a post of it's own.
Rick Braun : Trumpet
Kenny Garrett : Alto Sax.
Boney James : Tenor Sax.
Kirk Whalum : Tenor Sax.
Larry Carlton : Guitar
George Duke : Keyboards
Billy Kilson : Drums
Mike Manson : Bass
Friday, February 8, 2008
I just came back from a jazz cruise and had such a wonderful time that I'm already looking up other jazz cruises. It's never too soon to start paying on a cruise.
I like the line-up of DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS AT SEA
Eric Benet, Alonzo Bodden, Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, George Duke, Candy Dufler, Jeff Golub, Euge Groove, Najee, Brian Simpson, Tower of Power, and U-Nam.
This cruise is sailing on the Holland America Line November 2-6th, 2008. My sister and I saw this ship when we came into port when we arrived back home. We were impressed looking at it. It's sailing out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida going to Grand Turk, St. Thomas, St. Barths and Half Moon Cay. It's really pricey but if I'll have as good a time as I did on this last cruise, I think it will be worth it.
I'm posting this now so if you're reading and thinking about going, this is the time to look into it. They'll take deposits any time but it must be paid in full by July of this year.
We'll see if I can make this one. I sure hope so!!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Boney James is another one of my favorites. This white boy can blow! LOL! You must take a look at the video clip below if you somehow doubt me or think this man is just a little too mellow to be "jazzy". There's not a lot more I can say about Boney James. You'll just have to listen for yourself. Check out the clip, check out his websites.
This is a video clip I took at Haven Entertaiment's Smooth Jazz Cruise 2008 and the one following it is one I put together with pictures I took on the same Jazz Cruise during his performance(s).
Hitting me with his sax appeal!
Remember, show how much you appreciate the artist by buying the music!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Image from allaboutjazz.com
Kenny Garrett is another top name in jazz. No matter what style of jazz you like, Kenny Garrett has skills that cannot be ignored or passed over. There is a nice bio of him on allthatjazz.com. When combined with the link to his site above and the video clip below you should get a pretty good sense of Kenny Garrett and his style of sax appeal. Top notch!
The clip below is a solo performance onstage with Miles Davis.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Man, what can I say about Paul Taylor. I have just about every CD he has. He is so mellow, so sexy... and ain't too bad to look at either (smile). You can check out either of the links I provided above to hear a sample of his music and style. For a sample you can click on either of the links under his name above.
It's difficult to find any videos of Paul Taylor. Luckily he was one of the performers on the jazz cruise I went on last month and I have this short video clip of my own. I have another but will post it later.