Manic Monday Musical Medicine 07/12/21

Photo by Olga Lioncat on Pexels.com Time for your meds!!  Your Manic Monday Musical Medicine has arrived!  Rise and shine, kats and kittens - the day is not going to take care of itself.  Let these magical notes linger in your ears and keep you moving throughout the day. Or, you can call in and … Continue reading Manic Monday Musical Medicine 07/12/21

Spotlight: Branford Marsalis

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com A smoke-filled room; laughter, conversation; and most importantly, music.  That’s the feel that I get when listening to Branford Marsalis wailing on the sax.  He is the son of Ellis Marsalis Jr., jazz pianist (November 14, 1934 – April 1, 2020) , and has five (5) brothers .  Aside from Branford … Continue reading Spotlight: Branford Marsalis

Manic Monday Musical Medicine 07/05/21

Photo by Sam Lion on Pexels.com So, you've waited all weekend and, finally, Monday morning has arrived.  Yay!  What?  That wasn’t you that I heard clickin’ and clackin’, at the break of dawn?  Sorry.  Well, perhaps you’re NOT a morning person (but, I can't imagine who isn’t), so here’s your Manic Monday playlist.  There are … Continue reading Manic Monday Musical Medicine 07/05/21

Fiio M11 Plus LTD

Photo by Nic Wood on Pexels.com Hemmed and hawed with the CAYIN N511S DAP (digital audio player) and suddenly, they were gone.  No longer produced.  No longer available.  But Fiio introduced the M11 PRO, which was not only awesome, but a step or two above the N511S from Cayin.  Hemmed.  Hawed.  Gone.  No more M11 … Continue reading Fiio M11 Plus LTD

Three Jazz(y) Ladies

Photo by Gezer Amorim on Pexels.com Three beautiful women and three marvelous voices: Vanessa Williams, Brenda Russell, and Randy Crawford. Vanessa has always been better known as an R&B artist (as well as an actress and Miss America Pageant winner). Her most acclaimed recording was The Comfort Zone (1981).  That said, I took a liking … Continue reading Three Jazz(y) Ladies

Spotlight 06/29/21: Weather Report

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Weather Report was a jazz fusion band (from 1970 to 1986) founded by keyboardist Joe Zawinul, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, and bassist Miroslav Vitous.  During their tenure in the jazz world, members came and went, with Zawinul and Shorter always there. They usually maintained a quartet which was rounded out with … Continue reading Spotlight 06/29/21: Weather Report

Manic Monday Music Medicine 06/28/21

Photo by Adrianna Calvo on Pexels.com OK, you sleepyheads – up and at ‘em!  Another Monday has descended upon us.  Well, most of us, anyway.  I’ve got some Musical Monday Meds for you to help cure the mania of a new week.  And, if you know like I know, a cup or two of java … Continue reading Manic Monday Music Medicine 06/28/21

JAZZ(Y) – 06/25/21: Three Lovely Ladies

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Pexels.com Three beautiful women and three marvelous voices: Vanessa Williams, Brenda Russell, and Randy Crawford. Vanessa has always been better known as an R&B artist (as well as an actress and Miss America Pageant winner). Her most acclaimed recording was The Comfort Zone (1981). That said, I took a liking … Continue reading JAZZ(Y) – 06/25/21: Three Lovely Ladies

Live: Location, location, location!

Photo by Luis Quintero on Pexels.com Sometimes, the setting, the location, and the splendor of a live show provoke as much anticipation as the artists who are performing: Carnegie Hall, Montreux, Ronnie Scott's, The Blue Note, and, of course, the list goes on. Without much ado, here are some of the best live recordings, in … Continue reading Live: Location, location, location!