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Solomon Hicks
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Solomon Hicks

When the Cotton Club and its band are your playground and playmates both, you can be sure there’s something going on. With that kind of cred , one develops his own anesthetic against flavor of the month disposable trends in search of the real thing. Solomon Hicks in spite of his young age, has been living that experience, and thrived in it. His manners, his tone, his vocals, and his James Bondish-BB Kingish classy attire, helped set him up in a league of his own, among today’s contemporary 6 strings virtuoso. But it’s once again the Blues, whereas in the eternal lessons of King “BB”, or on the street’s gospel of Harlem , that motivated the Lil’ BB to become the take no prisoner performer of today. Whereas on Sirius XM BB KIng’s Blues Deville or on plenty of streaming playlist, no Blues lover was able to escape this past year from the love the media and the fans are giving plenty Solomon Hicks, actually : King Solomon Hicks.
55:2610 days ago
Fab's Music Café: Ivano Icardi
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Fab's Music Café: Ivano Icardi

Torino e’ il suo quartiere generale, ma il mondo della bella musica e’ la sua audience. Uno dei piu’ prolifici chitarristi/scrittori/produttori Italiani. Non solo un asso del suo strumento, ma forza motrice dietro a centinaia di canzoni e brani composti per pubblicità’ , cinema e televisione. Ma il suo grande amore rimane sempre il palco ............
49:0919 days ago
Fab's Italian Music Cafe: Gianni Rojatti
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Fab's Italian Music Cafe: Gianni Rojatti

Gianni Rojatti e’ un altro di quei musicisti con la “M” maiuscola. La sua proverbiale prodezza musicale non si limita ad essere un grande chitarrista, ma include diversi ruoli : produttore, direttore musicale, direttore artistico, giornalista e .....”performer”. Una stile tutto particolare il suo, che potrebbe ricordare il tocco di qualche leggenda, ma con dei risvolti tutti suoni, che si focalizzano su una grande ricerca della melodia su ritmiche e temi, mai monotoni ne scontati. Al momento si sta’ dedicando al lancio del supergruppo Falcons, con Federico Malaman al basso, Federico Paulovich alla batteria e Marco Scipione al sax...un progetto strumentale tra rock, fusion e progressive , descritto come “molto coraggioso”. Assieme a Daniele Gottardo, uno dei suoi chitarristi preferiti, sta' registrando una cover molto particolare, un pezzo dei Radiohead con diversi guests, tra cui Kris Barras. Endorses Ibanez di lunga data, sta' preparando alcuni video in supporto del marchio, assieme ad Andrea Lombardini al basso. In primavera e’ inoltre previsto l’inizio dei lavori di un tanto atteso album solista.
01:16:4825 days ago
Fab's Music Cafe, 'Live': Kevin "Brandino" Brandon.
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Fab's Music Cafe, 'Live': Kevin "Brandino" Brandon.

Kevin was born in Compton, California to loving parents, and into a talented family who where from richly diverse musical cities of Chicago , Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. From birth he has congenital club feet and a hip displacement , but he did not allow this condition to deter him from pursuing his passion for music and the zest for life. Meeting Louis Armstrong at one of his concerts was also an inspiration in his early years... Kevin was self-taught at the tender age of 4, playing his sister's piano and at age 7 he took up his brother's saxophone, as he was gifted and enjoyed playing several instruments. When he was 9 his father suggested that he find a dedicated instrument of his own to play. Kevin wanted to play drums, however, his father thought with his handicap, eventually he would become discouraged.His older brother had a band and persuaded him to play electric bass because it was needed. Christmas of that year, Kevin received his first bass, a St George bass obtained from a swap meet. His brother taught him the basic technique and playing position, and the Kevin took it from there. He listened to various musical styles from Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Big Band swing, Classical, Rhythm and Blues, Soul and Rock. During that time there were no stereo systems, stereo sound, or digital technology as we know it today. There were only records players and vinyl records. Many bass notes were difficult to hear, so Kevin put his ear over the record player as it played, to hear the bass notes for the songs he would play in his brothers band. At 13 years of age he began his formal musical training on the flute with Milton Hall from Watts,CA. Acoustic bass began during this time with Mr Hamilton also from Watts as well, which he continued through High School. At Pius the Tenth High School, Kevin learn to read music on both instruments respectively. The flute in treble clef and the bass in bass clef. He studied harmony, 20th century western music, counterpoint, and took other music courses as well.In addition, he performed with the prestigious all-city Pico Rivera Stage Band, yielding him the experience, and understanding of the bass player's role in a big band. This band won numerous awards, and the Hollywood Bowl Competitions for 3 consecutive years. In this same band, Kevin received the Jazz Soloist Award at the Orange Coast College Jazz Band Competitions. After graduating from Pius the Tenth High School, Kevin earned a full scholarship to the University of Southern California; however, his love for jazz prompted him to forego the USC Scholarship. Instead he opted to attend Cerritos and Long Beach Colleges, know for their jazz programs. Soon after, his desire to play professionally, and an opportunity to work with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, relocated Kevin to New York City. After his stint with Tommy Dorsey, he returned to Los Angeles, and also returned to his previous classical acoustic bass training, studying under renowned bassist's: David Borkenhagen, Nathaniel Gangursky, Ami Porat, and was a protege of Barry Lieberman from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. While working in the Bellflower Symphony Orchestra, Kevin finished his education at the University of Long Beach. As his career escalated, Kevin has become a premier bassist /producer on the music scene. Today, he has found great success working with many of the world's top recording artists, entertainers, musicians, and is involved in a myriad of events within the music, entertainment, television, multimedia, web designing and film industries. In 2007 he was awarded by the National Association of Recording Arts and Science Double Grammy 's for his musicianship and participation on the 2007 Grammy Nominated " Album of the Year " and "Best Pop Vocal Album " Justin Timberlake "FutureSex/LoveSounds", 2006 Best R&B Album of the Year "Breakthrough" by Mary J Blige , 2005 Beyonce and Stevie Wonder " So Amazing " single and the 2004 Grammy Album Of The Year , Best Rap Album , " OUTKAST ".
25:145 months ago
FAB'S MUSIC CAFE: Kevin 'BRANDINO' Brandon, the interview
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FAB'S MUSIC CAFE: Kevin 'BRANDINO' Brandon, the interview

Kevin was born in Compton, California to loving parents, and into a talented family who where from richly diverse musical cities of Chicago , Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. From birth he has congenital club feet and a hip displacement , but he did not allow this condition to deter him from pursuing his passion for music and the zest for life. Meeting Louis Armstrong at one of his concerts was also an inspiration in his early years... Kevin was self-taught at the tender age of 4, playing his sister's piano and at age 7 he took up his brother's saxophone, as he was gifted and enjoyed playing several instruments. When he was 9 his father suggested that he find a dedicated instrument of his own to play. Kevin wanted to play drums, however, his father thought with his handicap, eventually he would become discouraged.His older brother had a band and persuaded him to play electric bass because it was needed. Christmas of that year, Kevin received his first bass, a St George bass obtained from a swap meet. His brother taught him the basic technique and playing position, and the Kevin took it from there. He listened to various musical styles from Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Big Band swing, Classical, Rhythm and Blues, Soul and Rock. During that time there were no stereo systems, stereo sound, or digital technology as we know it today. There were only records players and vinyl records. Many bass notes were difficult to hear, so Kevin put his ear over the record player as it played, to hear the bass notes for the songs he would play in his brothers band. At 13 years of age he began his formal musical training on the flute with Milton Hall from Watts,CA. Acoustic bass began during this time with Mr Hamilton also from Watts as well, which he continued through High School. At Pius the Tenth High School, Kevin learn to read music on both instruments respectively. The flute in treble clef and the bass in bass clef. He studied harmony, 20th century western music, counterpoint, and took other music courses as well.In addition, he performed with the prestigious all-city Pico Rivera Stage Band, yielding him the experience, and understanding of the bass player's role in a big band. This band won numerous awards, and the Hollywood Bowl Competitions for 3 consecutive years. In this same band, Kevin received the Jazz Soloist Award at the Orange Coast College Jazz Band Competitions. After graduating from Pius the Tenth High School, Kevin earned a full scholarship to the University of Southern California; however, his love for jazz prompted him to forego the USC Scholarship. Instead he opted to attend Cerritos and Long Beach Colleges, know for their jazz programs. Soon after, his desire to play professionally, and an opportunity to work with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, relocated Kevin to New York City. After his stint with Tommy Dorsey, he returned to Los Angeles, and also returned to his previous classical acoustic bass training, studying under renowned bassist's: David Borkenhagen, Nathaniel Gangursky, Ami Porat, and was a protege of Barry Lieberman from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. While working in the Bellflower Symphony Orchestra, Kevin finished his education at the University of Long Beach. As his career escalated, Kevin has become a premier bassist /producer on the music scene. Today, he has found great success working with many of the world's top recording artists, entertainers, musicians, and is involved in a myriad of events within the music, entertainment, television, multimedia, web designing and film industries. In 2007 he was awarded by the National Association of Recording Arts and Science Double Grammy 's for his musicianship and participation on the 2007 Grammy Nominated " Album of the Year " and "Best Pop Vocal Album " Justin Timberlake "FutureSex/LoveSounds", 2006 Best R&B Album of the Year "Breakthrough" by Mary J Blige , 2005 Beyonce and Stevie Wonder " So Amazing " single and the 2004 Grammy Album Of The Year , Best Rap Album , " OUTKAST ".
31:265 months ago
The Wrecking Crew: watch trailer
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The Wrecking Crew: watch trailer

Rent or buy The Wrecking Crew right here on All Guitar Network now.......and to check out Fab's exclusive interview with the director, Denny Tedesco, head over to Fab's Music Café in On Demand, it's free for all registered users. If you are not yet registered, register now, it's completely free and unlocks more exclusive free content. Music lovers will be astonished at the influence The Wrecking Crew wielded over rock and pop music in the 1960s and early 1970s. These unsung instrumentalists were the de-facto backing band on hit records by The Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Elvis, The Monkees and many more. These dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “West Coast Sound” a dominant cultural force around the world. Starring: Brian Wilson, Cher, Dick Clark, Glen Campbell, Lou Adler, Nancy Sinatra. directed by: Denny Tedesco. documentary: PG. 2015.
02:285 months ago
Fab's Music Café: An interview with Jazz Photographer, Adriana Mateo.
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Fab's Music Café: An interview with Jazz Photographer, Adriana Mateo.

Here's Adriana's Bio. "I am born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At an early age I began taking photographs with a still camera, following the family steps of my father, the award-winning Director of Photography Roberto Mateo. At 23, I began working on feature films and advertising commercials as an Art Director for Phillip Morris on the Marlboro campaigns around South America. By 1992, my passion for camera work and film led her to move to New York City. After completing my degree in Film at the New York University Film School in 1996 y continued my studies in Lighting with Directors of Photography Andrew Laszlo and Rob Draper (ACS) at the International Feature Film & Television Workshops in Maine. I had a passion for music, particularly Jazz, Opera and classic Rock my whole Life. However, my full attention and interest towards only Jazz developed in the year 1989 after meeting Roy Hargrove ( October 16, 1969-November 16, 2018) with whom I became very close friends until the day of his death. Approximately by 2005 I began photographing for the Hot House Magazine for the Zinc Bar until 2016, that gave me the great opportunity to immortalize all generations during those ten years.I also expanded my photography for major independent CD covers , music labels and portfolios. Between the years 2003- 20120 I had photographed most American and International renowned Jazz musicians many whom had passed lately including Dave Brubeck, Jimmy Heath, Cedar Walton, Frank Wess, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Lee Konitz, Mulgrew Miller, Branford Marsalis, Jeff Tain, Christian Mc Bride, Benny Green, Roy Hargrove, Wallace Rooney, Marcus Belgrave, Lew Sollof, Dwayne Burno, Randy Weston, Ellis Marsalis, Harold Mabern ,Jonathan Batiste, Chick Corea, Brian Blade, Esperanza Spalding, Wynton Marsalis ,Ron Carter, Kenny Barron, and many , many others from the fourth young generation My work is part of the collection of the Museo Palazzo della Penna (2017 & 2018) Perugia, Italy; at the Comune di Padova, Padova, Italy (2016); in Munich, Germany (2018) and , in my beloved New York in galleries and throughout traveling exhibitions in Europe (2018 and 2019). My first photography book, “AM JAZZ Three Generations Under The Lens”, with five thousand copies released and published in Europe in 2016. And three thousand five hundred copies (3500 were released in the United States by 2017. The book is sold out as of 2020 I have been awarded for Best Photographer of the Year 2019 by the Jazz Journalist Association for the last photograph taken of Roy Hargrove at Umbria Jazz festival, Perugia Italy. And, finalist for best photo at Jazz World Photo (Europe) Over my career, besides photography, I have produced countless of HD professional videos. In 2010 a short video sponsored by Powell and Sonare Flutes. In 2014 I earned a nomination by the Jazz Journalist Association as a finalist for best short Jazz video. I had as well produced 35mm and 16mm Private Service Announcements. I have a passion for was is called “The Geometry Of God” which led me to create images in Fine Art with Hasselblad medium format of gigantic stone and iron structures such as the iconic Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Tour Eiffel. Some of them with International nominations . This Art Photography can be found in the best Art Galleries in NYC and Paris. I currently reside in Manhattan, New York and I work as a freelance professional Photographer and Cinematographer." EXHIBITIONS: 2015 - PALAZZO MORONI, COMUNE DI PADOVA , PADOVA, ITALY "AM JAZZ Three Generations Under The Lens" book release and exhibition. 2016- THE JAZZ GALLERY, NEW YORK , USA "AM JAZZ Three Generations Under The Lens" book release and exhibition. 2017- WBGO Jazz Public Radio from the Jazz Capital of the World, New York City "AM JAZZ Three Generations Under The Lens" exhibition. 2017- MUSEUM PALAZZO DELLA PENNA, PERUGIA, ITALY "L'Imagine del Suono" exhibition. 2018- MUSEO di PALAZZO della PENNA, PERUGIA UMBRIA, ITALY solo exhibition July 12th -september 15th 2018- BAYERISCHEN-HOF HOTEL, Munich, Germany solo exhibition July 21st-July 28th AWARDS 2019 BEST PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR JAZZ JOURNALIST ASSOCIATION 2019 FINALIST WORLD JAZZ PHOTO, PRAGUE, CHECK REPUBLIC
58:335 months ago
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities
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Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

Ordinary music soars to extraordinary heights as gifted keyboardist Herbie Hancock joins forces with a variety of well-known music superstars to offer a completely original listening experience. As Hancock collaborates with such artists as Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, Sting, and John Mayer, the cameras are permitted into the studios and behind-the-scenes to show just what happens when some of the greatest music minds of a generation converge. documentary: PG: Director: Doug Biro, Jon Fine Starring: Herbie Hancock, Christina Aguilera, Sting, John Mayer, Raul Midón.
01:30:546 months ago
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities: watch trailer
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities
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Herbie Hancock: Possibilities: watch trailer

Ordinary music soars to extraordinary heights as gifted keyboardist Herbie Hancock joins forces with a variety of well-known music superstars to offer a completely original listening experience. As Hancock collaborates with such artists as Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, Sting, and John Mayer, the cameras are permitted into the studios and behind-the-scenes to show just what happens when some of the greatest music minds of a generation converge. documentary: PG: Director: Doug Biro, Jon Fine Starring: Herbie Hancock, Christina Aguilera, Sting, John Mayer, Raul Midón.
01:086 months ago
Fab's Music Café | Scott Page, The Interview
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Fab's Music Café | Scott Page, The Interview

Join Scott Page, saxophone/guitarist for the iconic bands Pink Floyd, Supertramp, and Toto, is also a technologist and business guru, currently mastermind of Think:EXP on the journey that strives to revolutionize the entertainment industry by bridging the gap between the human spirit and technological innovation. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music. He is currently CEO of Think:EXP, a Los Angeles-based media company focused on live immersive entertainment. Scott has worked on and led a number of ventures, including Walt Tucker Productions, an audio video post production company that produced projects for The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, Scorpions and others. He co-founded 7th Level, Inc., a CD-ROM game and educational software company where he co-produced Tuneland, an interactive musical cartoon (starring Howie Mandel and featuring David Gilmour), the Monty Python interactive series, and was integral to the development of QD7, an interactive multimedia joint venture with Quincy Jones and David Salzman that resulted from Jones' partnering with the company. Page co-founded New Media Broadcasting Company, a social media and collaborative communications enterprise and co-founded and served as CEO of Direct2Care, an online healthcare presence management company. Before his most recent venture with Think:EXP, Scott had co-founded GetYourOPI, an online presence management company and served as CEO of Ignited Network, "a start up music accelerator based in Los Angeles." As an artist, his continued work as a recording and as a session musician continues to draw interest from Pink Floyd fans and other music fans alike.
20:566 months ago
AGN News: Get Ya EarPlugs Out...NAMM 2021 gets the green light...!
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AGN News: Get Ya EarPlugs Out...NAMM 2021 gets the green light...!

If you were wondering whether winter NAMM 2021 will go ahead, well at this stage, the organizers are saying, YES, ...!! So, got the mask? CHECK...! got the ear plugs? CHECK...I can't imagine how you could even begin to practice social distancing at NAMM but I guess there'll be a lot less people there if things remain the way they are now. Just imagine a NAMM where you can hear, park the car, get a coffee and go to the bathroom....!? Also, beginning Tuesday, July 7 and running through Friday, July 10, NAMM will present The 2020 NAMM U Virtual Summit: four days of career and business-enhancing webinars and strategies designed to help businesses take advantage of new opportunities and supercharge their future. Presented by NAMM U, TEC Tracks, and Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange, the free, online Summit will offer a suite of sessions across three unique tracks... Business, Audio and Technology. The sessions will cover topics ranging from online marketing strategies to the future of music technology, presented by experts in each area. Session presenters include Doug Stephens (best-selling author & founder of “Retail Prophet”, (customer experience expert) Scott McKain;(sound engineer) Mark Frink, Mr. Bonzai, Mindi Abair, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel, and many others. The NAMM U Virtual Summit will offer a dozen Zoom super-sessions that hone in on the most vital topics going forward, along with some fascinating sessions that highlight the changing industry.” The Summit will feature one webinar per day, per track, for a total of 12 sessions. The Summit is free and open to all industry professionals but A NAMM.org account is required to register; click the INFO button to visit NAMM.org.
03:057 months ago
The Wrecking Crew
The Wrecking Crew
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The Wrecking Crew

Music lovers will be astonished at the influence The Wrecking Crew wielded over rock and pop music in the 1960s and early 1970s. These unsung instrumentalists were the de-facto backing band on hit records by The Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Elvis, The Monkees and many more. These dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “West Coast Sound” a dominant cultural force around the world. Starring: Brian Wilson, Cher, Dick Clark, Glen Campbell, Lou Adler, Nancy Sinatra. directed by: Denny Tedesco. documentary: PG. 2015.
01:41:537 months ago