On one level, music is a simple thing, right? We know what we like and often times we may not even pay attention to what's being played. Many times music is even background noise, simply sounds to absorb throughout the day.
Saxophonist James Gates has just released a new cd called “Gates Wide Open.” Gates is a native Richmonder who has played with many jazz greats, including Walter Bishop, Jr. and Art Blakey. He currently runs the jazz program at Virginia State University but hasn’t let his performing career slide.
He’s playing a CD release party tonight (5/14) at Capitol Ale House, part of the Richmond Jazz Society’s Guest Educator Concert series.
There are things we do for those we love, even though we may not want to. For me, it's taking a trip to a craft store with my wife. I'll go because I know she likes to go there. But if I can avoid it, I will. Then there are the things we do for those we love becuase we know that it'll bring them great joy. That's the premise for this week's World Music Show (5/11).
Listen. I've got to make this quick. You see, sometimes, there are so many things pulling at me, from all sorts of directions, that once in awhile, it's hard to find the time to share the beauty of sound that awaits you on Saturday night. I'm sure that's true for many of us. So the blog for this week's World Music Show (5/4) is going to cut to the chase. That's right, no fluffy filler information--just the main bits that will hopefully sway you to tune into this week's show.
Henry and I hope you will join us this week (5/5/13) on Time For The Blues as we’ve prepared one of those shows that will live in infamy! We’re pulling out all the stops and bringing you the best blues in our price range, and we’ve blown our whole month’s budget on this show. Well, maybe not, but we have new James Cotton and Albert Castiglia's incredible guitar!
Could you name the band that played on more #1 hits than the Beatles, Stones, Elvis and Beach Boys combined? A great trivia question--more importantly--a great slice of music history.
They were called The Funk Brothers--not only did they play on ALL those great Motown hits but they are they are still influential today--think everyone from Talking Heads to Jeff Beck.