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Doug Carn in the Doodlin' Lounge
February 10, 2015 12:42 PM PST
Organist/Pianist Doug Carn returns to my Doodlin' Lounge for a chat about his music, old and new, as well as his pending visit to the west coast for a four-night-run in three different venues. Doug will perform at Cafe Stritch in San Jose on February 19; Savanna Jazz in San Francisco on both Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21; and finally, Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz on Sunday, February 22 (the Sunday show will be recorded). With Doug will be the explosive, tenor duo of Howard Wiley and Teodross Avery. Deszon Claiborne will be the drummer for this exciting weekend of organ jazz. If you cannot ,make any of these shows, well, at least you've got Doug right here in my Doodlin' Lounge ... Enjoy!Eric Johnson in the Doodlin' Lounge
February 08, 2015 09:50 PM PST
Guitarist Eric Johnson has seen it all and played with the best. Brother Jack McDuff took the eighteen year old Eric under his wing, after being recommended by George Benson, and showed him how it was done. Eric went on to play with just about every notable jazz organist of that era and developed quite a resume for himself that, to this day, stands well above the norm. Enjoy tracks from Eric's discography in this episode of my Doodlin' LoungeDuane Eubanks in the Doodlin' Lounge
February 05, 2015 04:40 PM PST
Trumpeter Duane Eubanks makes his debut appearance in my Doodlin' Lounge. Yes, we rolled the Hammond organ to the side of our imaginary bandstand and brought out our baby grand for Duane and his quintet. Duane's newest release on Sunnyside Records boasts the work of Marc Cary, Eric McPherson, Abraham Burton and Dezron Douglas... along with vibraphonist Steve Nelson on a few tracks. Duane discusses this new music as well as his musical family and his rapidly developing career in music... hopin' you'll enjoy... (photo credit is unknown at this time... please contact me if this is your property so that I can properly acknowledge. PF)Bill Callanan in the Doodlin' Lounge
February 04, 2015 02:18 PM PST
Bill Callanan is a true veteran of the Hammond Organ Hey-Day! Dating back to the early 60s, Bill has kept the groove alive and well even though he left his native New Jersey for steady work in Las Vegas in 1967. Playing organ with Joey Dee and the Starliters and being a pioneer in the fusion of Rock and R & B was only the start. Organ groups would thrive in the lounges of Las Vegas until the early 70s and Bill was right in the thick of it. For Bill to return to New Jersey and hook back up with his former bandmates was as natural for him as riding a bike and the proof is in the tracks we've embedded in this episode of my Doodlin' Lounge. Bill is as authentic as it gets when it comes to real Jazz Organ. Enjoy and feel the groove of Bill Callanan.Akira Tana in the Doodlin' Lounge
December 01, 2014 09:14 PM PST
Drummer Akira Tana has played with just about everyone! I know that sounds crazy but he truly does have a heavy-weight resume when it comes to performing and recording with many of the greatest jazz musicians over the last forty years. A modest man with a tremendous heart; Akira gives 110% each and every time he steps onto a stage and sits behind his drum kit. In this episode, Akira speaks candidly about his early days, giving perspective on how it was to come-of-age as a jazz drummer in NYC during the 70'sRodney Jones in the Doodlin' Lounge
November 22, 2014 12:46 PM PST
Guitarist Rodney Jones has done it all. As an instructor at both Julliard and Manhattan School of Music he is allowed to work with the musical voices of our future and on the road, he continues to work with the music legends of just about every genre. He is a solid player who is grounded to Mother Earth and comfortable in his existence as a musician, a teacher and an everyday, human being. It was a sincere pleasure to welcome Rodney to my Doodlin' Lounge. Enjoy...Billy Nunn in the Doodlin' Lounge
October 31, 2014 04:55 PM PDT
From Buffalo to Baltimore to Los Angeles and finally Las Vegas, Billy Nunn brings the real deal 'jazz organ thang' to the bandstand. In this episode of my Doodlin' Lounge we hear tracks from Billy's own personal files and get to hear how his career developed from the Chitlin Circuit all the way to the Tinsel Town. Dig what my man has got to say and the sound he gets on that organ...Mitch Butler in the Doodlin' Lounge
October 21, 2014 12:20 PM PDT
Trombonist Mitch Butler hit the ground running when he landed in Sunny California last year. As Director of Jazz Studies at California State University East Bay, Dr. Butler has had the opportunity to keep his finger on the pulse of Jazz Education in this area while meeting and playing with some of the West Coast's finest musicians. I recently asked Mitch to join the Chester 'CT' Thompson Powerhouse group and he gladly accepted. Great things are in store for this marvelous musician and welcomed educator. The release 'Jazz Bonez' from Summit Records is highlighted in this episode of my podcast as it features Mitch's playing within an ensemble of trombonists. Enjoy...Steve Heckman in the Doodlin' Lounge
October 15, 2014 07:16 PM PDT
Saxophonist Steve Heckman has made the Bay Area his home since the late seventies. His reputation as a top shelf reedman has been well documented over the years. In 2009 he brought several equally gifted musicians into Fantasy Studios in Berkeley to record 18 remarkable tracks. These tracks ultimately wound up on two separate CD releases from Jazzed Media Records.
October 02, 2014 04:35 PM PDT
JC Stylles (known outside the music world as Jason Campbell) has a hot new CD out and we wanted to help shed light, not only on this great music but, on an extraordinary guitarist who has been Harlem's best kept secret for several years now. Originally from northern Australia, JC comes to the American Jazz community with a rare and inspiring story. Nestled comfortably in the organ combo scene of NYC, JC proves, once again, that 'the People's Music' is still alive and well...
Here in my Doodlin' Lounge we try to take you on a musical fantasy. We search the globe for musicians with soulful messages and playful hearts. www.doodlinlounge.com ... and also stop by our record label to see our latest releases... www.doodlinrecords.com ... You can hear me 'live' every Tuesday night/Wednesday morning from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM on KCSM in San Mateo. It's a more generic jazz radio format. Visit: www.kcsm.org and click on 'Jazz 91' then 'Listen Live'
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