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  • Birthday 12/11/1949

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    Samara Joy

    I'm just hearing about Samara Joy. A young, serious true to the phrase "jazz singer" Linger Awhile is really nice. Reminds me of Fitzgerald, Vaughan, McRae etc. She was here in June, missed her. What are your thoughts.
  2. My favorite CD of 2022, not even close, Jason Tieman, "T-Man"
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    Thank you all. Sometimes I can't see the trees in my own forrest, the forrest is so large. This tree was already in my forrest, it was right in front of me and I missed it. jdw
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    Where will I find the live recording of Traneing In. Thanks
  5. I appreciate your effort.
  6. Yea, incoming flack can be a problem, I've had my fair share here. That's why I'm not here often, I'm allergic to flack but I agree with everything you said, no flack from me. Can you imagine Long Tall Dexter Gordon coming on stage with a Guitar. And then have some guy play his sax while he's playing the guitar? I literally hated when he played the trumpet, started singing, and the saxophone with another guy playing his organ. If I could ask him one question it would be why. He was aware of fans criticism regarding the other instruments. Was he trying to prove something?
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    Roy Hargrove

    I'm in the process of acquiring all of R. H's sideman dates. In his early days he was a member of The Jazz Network. They have a title "The Other Day" that I can't find anywhere. So, to my huge team of experts, where can I find this. I've found their other titles such as "Straight To The Standards", and "Blues 'N' Ballads" but this one is a mystery. Thanks................
  8. LOL, Pat Martino Live At Yoshi's, Randy Johnston Detour Ahead, John McLaughlin After The Rain
  9. I also forgot Terry Gibbs-Feelin' Good Live In Studio- and I'm sure others. No flack here. So there's no misunderstanding, I loved this guy, I have all his leader dates, some sideman dates and am collecting the rest But I hated his singing, trumpet playing and then even the tenor sax. Not that he didn't sound great on those other instruments because he did. It's just that for every minute he was playing the other instruments, he's wasn't striking the HB3 keys. The sound of his organ to me is what heroin is to a junkie
  10. I have all 30+ of Joey's leader CD's and since he's left us I said to myself ok, lets get into the sideman dates and boy, what a treasure trove. Paul Bollenback, Randy Johnston, Dan Adler, Tony Monaco, Van Morrison, Troy Roberts, Doug Raney, Steve Gadd, David Sanborn, CINQUE, Mimi Fox, Pat Martino, Papa John DeFrancesco, Poncho Sanchez, Dave Stryker, Andy Summers, John McLaughlin, Kenny Burrell. Christian McBride, Mort Weiss. It's obvious he liked Guitarists. Some of this stuff I'm hearing for the first time. IMHO, Joey DeFrancesco has surpassed Jimmy Smith as the GOAT on the Hammond B3.
  11. To be blunt, I think the family should tell us what happened to our beloved Joey D. Might encourage others to avoid some things or change some things............
  12. I feel like pure shit right now. Why, because I was starting to criticize him for his singing and trumpet playing. DAM, 51? I'm going straight to The Champ and Round Two my two favorites by Joey D. Met him and his Wife (his fiancée at the time) at Yoshi's a few years ago and saw his last appearance at Yoshi's. I'm in total shock right now...................
  13. I love Ernie Henry for two reasons. 1. I have all of his recorded music. 2. He played in Dizzy Gillespie's Be Bop Big Band with my Dad (Elmon Wright) from 1948-50
  14. Just like Cat Anderson and Cootie Williams he could hit some seriously high notes, high c above c. Was a contemporary of and looked like Louis Armstrong's brother. I have a photo of them sitting at a table together. Haven't seen it in a while but I believe my Grandfather stands and takes a short solo during a production number in the movie Stormy Weather with Lena Horne. Check it out. Also, you can see my dad Elmon Wright in the trumpet section(with Dave Burns and Willie Cook) of Diz's bebop big band on a DVD called Jivin' In Bebop. James Moody, John Lewis, Cecil Payne and Ray Brown were in that band. Check out the article on allmusic.com under "Lammar Wright Jr." about my three guys. There's also an article on Wikipedia about all three
  15. from 1939-1941 Cab Calloway's trumpet section consisted of my Grandfather Lamar Wright Sr., Dizzy Gillespie, and Mario Bauza. My Dad Elmon Wright, trumpet Diz's big bebop band 1948-1950. My Uncle Lamar Wright Jr. played in Charlie Barnet's band. I played 2nd trumpet(all the solo's)Ben Franklin Jr. High School Band San Francisco CA circa 1960. But was lazy, didn't like to practice, wasn't very good and dropped it in high school. Both of my Grandfathers's sons followed in his footsteps and became jazz trumpet players. Check Wikipedia for short articles on all three of them..............
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