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Charlie Apicella in the Doodlin' Lounge
September 05, 2014 01:04 PM PDT
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Guitarist Charlie Apicella brings his 'Iron City' group with their exciting sound to my Doodlin' Lounge. Featured tracks come from both his previous release, 'The Business', as well as the latest effort just released on Zoho Records called, 'Big Boss'. Charlie is a well-spoken musician with lots to say and lots more to play! Enjoy...

Fareed Haque in the Doodlin' Lounge
August 07, 2014 11:30 AM PDT
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The dynamic virtuoso guitar work of Fareed Haque is sampled in this episode. Fareed's playing runs the gamut of musical intrigue as evidenced by his catalog and most recent release, 'Trance Hypothesis' (delmark). Fareed's conversation is most interesting and insightful as we skip through his career and identify 'truth' as the most important ingredient in his composing, performing and teaching. Enjoy a truly fascinating human being/musician... the photo is taken from a Brandy McDonnell article on NewsOK

Brian Charette in the Doodlin' Lounge
July 08, 2014 08:49 AM PDT
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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
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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
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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.
This was the last quality conversation that I recorded with Horace and turned into a podcast. I hope it brings joy to those of us who loved Horace as a human being and music master.

Paul Bollenback in the Doodlin' Lounge
June 07, 2014 11:26 AM PDT
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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