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Brian Charette in the Doodlin' Lounge
July 08, 2014 08:49 AM PDT
Brian returns to my Doodlin' Lounge with his debut CD on Positone Records, 'Square One'. We talk about this music as well as his recent adventures abroad. Recently recognized in the Downbeat Magazine Poll as the 'Rising Star' on organ, Brian shares his thoughts, activities and bright moments in this episode... Enjoy!Charles Covington in the Doodlin' Lounge
June 29, 2014 10:17 AM PDT
Charles Covington has just retired from his teaching position at Howard University and is planning to do more performing and recording. This was a perfect time for me to catch-up with Charles about his music and the myriad of activities he is involved with. There are also new YouTube clips from a recital that Charles gave at his Howard retirement party and an up-coming performance at the Kennedy Center in New York City. I tried to select tracks in this episode that would demonstrate Charles' broad approach to the music. Enjoy...Horace Silver in the Doodlin' Lounge
June 18, 2014 05:53 PM PDT
This is a very sad day indeed. I had mixed feelings when I heard that Horace had passed this morning. I knew he had been struggling with life for quite a while and knew it was only a matter of time. I only hoped that he was comfortable in his final days. I also knew that his son Gregory was helping his father in this phase of his life and was keeping alive the integrity that was so much a part of Horace Silver and his music.
June 07, 2014 11:26 AM PDT
Paul stops by my imaginary Doodlin' Lounge to talk about his roots; tenure with Joey DeFrancesco; and the path that his own music has been on over the last several decades. Now based in NYC, Paul spent some of his early years in India before returning to the States and settling in the Washington DC area where much of his musical growth took place. Paul is a great story teller and a master of his instrument... which makes for an ideal guest in my Doodlin' Lounge.Charlie Dennard in the Doodlin' Lounge
May 28, 2014 04:34 PM PDT
Organist, pianist and keyboardist Charlie Dennard has been touring with the famed Cirque du Soleil, off and on, for the last twelve years. Once in a blue moon he gets the opportunity to actually play a club date or even record his music in a studio. His most recent recording 'From Brazil to New Orleans' blends the musical nuances of New Orleans with those of Brazil in a most delightful way. Enjoy the music and dialog of Charlie Dennard in this episode of my Doodlin' Lounge.Orrin Evans in the Doodlin' Lounge
May 24, 2014 12:56 PM PDT
Pianist Orrin Evans 'has it all goin' on', as they say. Involved in many facets of the music industry, Philadelphia-based Orrin Evans truly exemplifies the modern-day jazz musician. In this episode, I talk with Orrin about his music and showcase the new release from his Captain Black Big Band, entitled 'Mother's Touch'. Enjoy the musical gift within this remarkable man.Jared Gold in the Doodlin' Lounge
May 22, 2014 06:41 AM PDT
Jared Gold has steadily climbed the ladder to the upper echelon of Jazz Organ around the world. He has developed a recognizable sound; a broad repertoire; and a lasting imagine in the mindset of our music industry. Not only has Jared built an impressive and sizable catalog of music but he has stepped up to the plate in the creation of his own 'smart organ' with his JG-3 - a manageable keyboard/organ that he can fold and carry with him where ever he travels. Jared stops by my Doodlin' Lounge once again to discuss his latest CD as well as his views in today's music world.Eddie Diehl in the Doodlin' Lounge
May 06, 2014 12:33 PM PDT
Guitarist Eddie Diehl turns 78 next month but you'd never know it by talking to him. He's playing as well as ever (when he is able to leave his guitar repair shop) and has the mind of a college professor. For someone who wasn't a prolific recording artist, he still has some wonderful tracks available for us as a sideman; i.e. with Jack McDuff, Al Haig, Hank Mobley and Big John Patton). Eddie's only recording as a date leader took place in 2006 for Lineage Records and it features pianist Hank Jones. This segment of my Doodlin' Lounge just scratches the surface of a magnificent and long-running music career for Eddie Diehl. The photo comes from Bart Thrall's YouTube video on Eddie Diehl.Sharp Radway in the Doodlin' Lounge
May 01, 2014 08:34 AM PDT
Pianist and church organist Sharp Radway always wanted to do a Gospel/Jazz recording even before he understood what he knows now about Jazz. The recording that we sample in this episode of the Doodlin' Lounge certainly fulfills this dream of his and bridges the two genres for us in a most delightful way. Coming from the Church (and still very active in its music) Sharp Radway displays a magnificent touch in a most introspective manner. Enjoy a truly gifted and Man of God at the piano in Sharp Radway.Dave Stryker in the Doodlin' Lounge
April 29, 2014 12:29 PM PDT
Guitarist Dave Stryker's newest release, 'Eight Track', is featured in this episode of my Doodlin' Lounge. For the interview portion of this show, I caught Dave in his car, driving back from a gig in Philadelphia. Naturally, I asked him about his tenure with Jack McDuff which led us into a spirited conversation about his most amazing career. Enjoy!
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