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Archive for September, 2011

30
Sep
cmbsting

Swingin’ with Sting

The great jazz bassist Christian McBride has played a supporting role to everyone from Herbie Hancock to Pat Metheny to Diana Krall and many more. Aside from his core work in jazz, he has also performed and recorded with a slew of legendary popular musicians including the late James Brown, The Roots, Queen Latifah, Bruce Hornsby and most notably fellow bassist Sting. Read moreRead more

26
Sep
nick

Sonic Payton

Shooting Nicholas Payton’s Sonic Trance band @ Yoshi’s in Oakland back in the day was truly a blast and a highlight of the many video shoots that we produced from the mid 1990’s into the mid 2000’s. On this evening, we had three cameras and a 32 track audio truck parked right outside to capture Nick and the guys performing. Read moreRead more

23
Sep
myfavthings

The Traneumentary: Dave Liebman (bonus)

Saxophonist Dave Liebman’s enthusiasm for John Coltrane is infectious. You sit with Dave for a minute and bring up Coltrane and boom…his motor starts and you are treated to a wide range of facts, insights and personal reflections that are simply mesmerizing. Read moreRead more

23
Sep
johnduke

The Traneumentary: Dr. Billy Taylor (bonus)

It was a sincere privilege and honor to have Dr. Billy Taylor as the host & voice of the Traneumentary. When I originally contacted him to ask if he would be interested in participating, he had no idea what a podcast was but he was intrigued by the idea that this new broadcast medium could expand the audience of John Coltrane’s music. He generously agreed and provided a wealth of insight as well as encouragement to me and the production. Read moreRead more