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My last interview with Sonny Fortune
November 02, 2018 05:30 PM PDT
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This interview with the great Sonny Fortune - who we lost this past October 25 - was done on September 7, 2007 just before he was to play three nights in San Francisco. There is no music - just Sonny and I talking over the phone... hope you enjoy. Sonny Fortune R.I.P.

Roberta Piket in the Doodlin' Lounge
October 11, 2018 02:48 PM PDT
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Roberta Piket has long since been known as one of our most revered jazz pianists but recently she received notable recognition from downbeat magazine in the 'rising star' category for organists. This spiked my curiosity and drove me back to her discography to explore her excursions into jazz organ. She joins me in this episode of my Doodlin' Lounge and discusses her interest in the organ and how it has now driven her to form a new organ trio that will soon play a larger role in her music career.

Azure McCall in the Doodlin' Lounge
September 30, 2018 11:01 AM PDT
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Vocalist Azure McCall is my guest in this episode of the Doodlin' Lounge. Originally from the Bay Area, Azure spent 46 years living and singing professionally in Hawaii becoming Hawaii's Favorite Jazz Singer. Now, back in the Bay Area, she's re-establishing her position as one of the top vocalists and performers on the west coast. With at least three fabulous CDs under her belt she now prepares herself for a return to the limelight. Enjoy her sparkling personality and divine music in the Doodlin' Lounge.

Etta Jones in the Doodlin' Lounge
September 16, 2018 03:07 PM PDT
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It's hard to believe that Etta Jones has been gone for seventeen years, passing in November of 2001. In this Doodlin' Lounge, I bring back an interview I did with her soon after seeing her perform in San Francisco many years ago. Her sincerity and personable style come across as she chats with us about life and her remarkable career as one of the most gifted song stylists the world has known. Enjoy...

Vanessa Rubin in the Doodlin' lounge
September 08, 2018 10:28 PM PDT
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Vocalist and song stylist Vanessa Rubin stops in my Doodlin' Lounge to share her thoughts on sustaining a long career in this music world and reflecting on those who have influenced her and contributed to the legacy of singers who have been associated with organ combos. Her wisdom and personal message is most important to the genre. I know you will find the few recordings of Vanessa that I've embedded and her commentary both delightful and inspirational

Zoh Hamrick in the Doodlin' Lounge
September 01, 2018 10:18 PM PDT
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Tenor saxophonist Zoh Hamrick is a mere eighteen years of age as we catch her entering the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and speaking to us about her budding career in Jazz. Born and raised in Tennessee, Zoh has almost taught herself to play the saxophone but has also caught the attention of accomplished musicians who have guided her along the way. She brings two very exciting tracks to my Doodlin' Lounge and speaks with unbridled energy about her first steps into academia and the music she has fallen in love with... enjoy young Zoh Hamrick and prepare yourselves for a true rising star.