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Saturday
Jun182011

Seven For Saturday: 7 Nina Simone Videos

Nina Simone"Seven for Saturday" is a great way to see some of the men and women of jazz in action.  Today, you get to sit back and enjoy the one and only Nina Simone

Ms. Simone's music has a little bit of everything in it - jazz, blues, soul, folk, gospel and pop.

I hope that you enjoy the videos. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment. :)

"She was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century, an icon of American music. Ms. Simone was the consummate musical storyteller, a griot as she would come to learn, who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through a magnificent body of works.

 Miss Nina earned the moniker ‘High Priestess of Soul’ for she could weave a spell so seductive and hypnotic that the listener lost track of time and space as they became absorbed in the moment. She was who the world would come to know as Nina Simone."

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Saturday
Jun042011

Seven For Saturday: 7 Branford Marsalis Videos

Branford Marsalis"Seven for Saturday" is a great way to see some of the men and women of jazz in action.  Today, you get to sit back and enjoy the musical stylings of Branford Marsalis!

"This New Orleans native was born into one of that city’s most distinguished musical families, which includes patriarch/pianist/educator Ellis and Branford’s siblings Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason.  Branford gained initial acclaim through his work with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and his brother Wynton’s quintet in the early 1980s before forming his own ensemble.  He has also performed and recorded with a who’s-who of jazz giants including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins.

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Saturday
May282011

Seven For Saturday: RIP Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011)

Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron's music was a integral part of the soundtrack of my childhood. I grew up at an interesting time with songs like Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler) by Marvin Gaye and Gil Scott-Heron's The Revolution Will Not Be Televised playing persistently through HiFi speakers around North Philly.

I remember being captivated with Scott-Heron's delivery of words even though I didn't get the gist of most of what he was saying (I was between 5-6 years old when The Revolution Will Not Be Televised was originally released).

The longer that I live on this Earth, the better I discern what both Gil and Marvin were talking about in their music.

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Saturday
Jan222011

Seven for Saturday - 7 Sonny Rollins Videos

"Seven for Saturday" is a great way to see some of the legendary men and women of jazz in action.

Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7, 1930 in New York City) is a GRAMMY-winning jazz tenor saxophonist. Rollins is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. A number of his compositions, including "St. Thomas", "Oleo", "Doxy", and "Airegin", have become jazz standards.

 

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