Curaçao North Sea Jazz 2015

September 4th & 5th, 2015.
Friday: 
John Legend, The Isley Brothers, Cassandra Wilson, Gregory Porter

Saturday:
Stanley Clarke Band, Wyclef Jean, Enrique Iglesias, Lionel Richie,
Past performers have included Prince, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Carlos Santana, Alicia Keys, John Legend, India Arie, Jill Scott, Marcus Miller, Chaka Khan, Ruben Blades, Raphael Saadiq, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae, Juan Luis Guerra, Mana, Rod Stewart, Earth, Wind and Fire, […]

Terence Blanchard Breathless

Multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard released his new album Breathless May 26 on Blue Note Records.

With his new quintet, The E-Collective, Blanchard journeys into an exciting zone of grooved fusion teeming with funk, R&B and blues colors. The album is a statement piece with the title referencing  “I can’t breathe,” the words of Eric Garner that have since […]

Quiet Storm Videos/ Jazz Fusion: Phyliss Hyman, Donald Bird & The Black Birds, Al Jarreau, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Norman Conners

[ June 23, 2015; 4:00 pm; ]  

1. PHYLISS HYMAN w / PHAROAH SANDERS, Produced by Norman Conners

https://youtu.be/qpGx5pIS_zA?list=RDqpGx5pIS_zA

2. DONALD BYRD – Flight Time

https://youtu.be/q2U04x_pm_E

3. DONALD BYRD – Places and Spaces

https://youtu.be/CPi49plak4Q

4.  AL JARREAU – Just to be Loved

https://youtu.be/s2OJiiSsbqk

5. AL JARREAU – Morning

https://youtu.be/la0eUKD9kNw?list=RDvybUXUhhjdA

6. LONNIE LISTON SMITH – Summer Nights

https://youtu.be/XL-0kah87sE

7. LONNIE LISTON SMITH – Renaissance

https://youtu.be/ek7hOOywuaw

8. MILES DAVIS – Portia

https://youtu.be/0nuNfDYhq6Y

9. WEATHER REPORT – Elegant People

https://youtu.be/ThF63iql478

10. HERBIE HANCOCK – Sun Touch

https://youtu.be/u_SlPzpDCU8

11. HERBIE […]

Classic R&B Videos: Earth, Wind & Fire, Isley Brothers, Kool & the Gang, Stevie Wonder

[ May 30, 2015; 8:00 am; ] TRIBUTE LINK

1. KOOL and the Gang – Summer Madness

https://youtu.be/wGDqUtVOWxg?list=RDwGDqUtVOWxg

2.  ISLEY BROTHERS – Summer Breeze

https://youtu.be/T88fbHOmvRk

3. ISLEY BROTHERS: Voyage to Atlantis

https://youtu.be/Fh6lGI1bOkw

4. ISLEY BROTHERS – Here We Go Again

https://youtu.be/714-Dsoj1VU

5. ISLEY BROTHERS: For the Love of You

https://youtu.be/Kd2sOqbIcaM

6. EARTH, WIND & FIRE feat Jessica Cleaves: I’d Rather Have You

https://youtu.be/aNC1a3br-gA

7. EARTH, WIND & FIRE: Keep Your Head to the Sky

https://youtu.be/s_YOGLM78yc

8. EARTH, WIND & FIRE: […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’ slams weekend box office with $60 million

Universal’s music biopic of N.W.A.  Straight Outta Compton slams weekend box office with a $60 million debut, defying expectations, nearly doubling its $29 million budget, and breaking the record for the biggest opening for an R-rated film in August. Directed by F. Gary Gray, the pic tells the compelling story of N.W.A.’s inception and subsequent rise in popularity. […]

Angela Johnson “Naturally Me”

 
“I want music to open something within me, to touch something few have seen, or reach something intangible in you…This is the record I’ve worked the hardest on. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into this project. I never thought I could be pushed this far as a producer, singer, songwriter, and arranger. […]