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Amina Claudine Myers in the Doodlin' Lounge
May 23, 2017 10:03 PM PDT
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Pianist, Organist and Vocalist Amina Claudine Myers continues to be one of our most gifted and yet under- recognized contributors to American Classical Music. Her latest CD 'Sama Rou' pays tribute to her ancestors in the most elegant and soulful manner. In this episode, we hear a few tracks from several of Amina's recent recordings - all mixed in with conversation about her career and perspective on music

Sonny Phillips (Jalal Rushdan) in the Doodlin' Lounge
May 22, 2017 03:01 PM PDT
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The musician formerly known as Sonny Phillips has been busy in his community since his self-imposed departure from the music world in the mid eighties. Today, he works to provide guidance and counsel for young people who have lost their way for one reason or another. Now referred to as Jalal Rushdan, the former musician advances his humanitarian efforts in Godly ways. Keep his heart in mind as you listen to this great music that he was a part of, so many years ago.

Horace Silver in the Doodlin' Lounge
May 11, 2017 12:41 PM PDT
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This is a show I produced with the music of Horace Silver and a recorded phone conversation I had with him in 2003. It is one of several programs that I've done with Horace over the years. He was the musician who I feel influenced me the most and ushered me into the world of jazz.

Angie Wells in the Doodlin' Lounge
May 02, 2017 02:38 PM PDT
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Vocalist Angie Wells has made quite a career for herself in a relatively short period of time. It was just over a half-dozen years ago when she sat-in on a Parisian gig led by her friend China Moses (Dee Dee Bridgewater's daughter). That was the step that she needed to finally decide to pursue a singing career. The bug had bit her good! In this Doodlin' Lounge we discuss with Angie the many facets of her life and listen to numerous tracks from her latest CD - 'Love and Mischief'. We catch her while she is in Paris in the middle of a tour... Enjoy!

Dick Hyman in the Doodlin' Lounge
April 27, 2017 07:39 PM PDT
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Jazz Master Dick Hyman joins me in my imaginary Doodlin' Lounge to discuss his history with the pipe organ as well as the Hammond and others since the mid fifties. Several selections from his MGM vinyl recordings are featured.

Boogaloo Joe Jones in the Doodlin' Lounge
April 18, 2017 11:40 AM PDT
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Guitarist Ivan Jones was eventually known as 'Boogaloo' Joe Jones as a 'ploy' according to him. Hear more in this 2006 phone interview with Joe Jones about his life and music mixed in with various tracks from his Prestige recording days. Originally presented on my radio show in April of 2006, this episode remains one of my favorites

Jimmy McGriff in the Doodlin' Lounge
April 17, 2017 06:56 PM PDT
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This version of my tribute to the late Jimmy McGriff was first heard in 2008 soon after Jimmy's passing (5-24-2008). I was fortunate to have a recorded interview with Jimmy from 1992 that I juxtaposed several of his more familiar tracks around. I hope you like...

Winston Walls in the Doodlin' Lounge
April 10, 2017 02:46 PM PDT
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I dipped back into my DL Archives for this one. I had called pianist/organist, Winston Walls (1936-2008) right after Schoolkids' Records released his live recording from a Detroit concert with Jack McDuff (SKR 1516). The CD was called 'Boss of the B3'and it was an important jazz organ recording for a number of reasons. We talked about the recording and its significance - the interview, alone, is a rare document to an under-recognized musician. The stories that have been told about Winston are classic! This episode of the DL features both Winston Walls and Jack McDuff on separate organs with Pistol Allen on drums, Gene Parker on tenor and Chris Buzelli on guitar. Enjoy!

Johnny Hammond Smith in the Doodlin' Lounge
March 28, 2017 01:07 PM PDT
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This show goes back several years (1994) in one my first phone conversations with the late Johnny Hammond Smith. After this was aired I began producing a Jazz Organ Fellowship Tribute to Johnny which was sponsored by Tim Jackson and the Monterey Jazz Festival and became one of the most talked-about shows of that festival in 1995. Johnny was a true musical treasures in this country and, in my opinion, was not given the degree of recognition that he deserved. Enjoy!

Jack McDuff in the Doodlin' Lounge
March 26, 2017 02:40 PM PDT
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This was originally aired on my radio version of the Doodlin' Lounge in 1996. That was a very busy year for Jack and I recorded this conversation while we were at breakfast in the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, NJ. Jack had been featured in our annual Organ Summit that year.

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