Fab's Movie Night Exclusive Interviews: The Wrecking Crew director, Denny Tedesco
Fab's special guest in this episode is The Wrecking Crew director, Denny Tedesco. This interview is free for all registered users. If you are not yet registered, register now, it's completely free and unlocks more exclusive 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.
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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 ".
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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
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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.
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Fab's Music Café: Ryan McGarvey, The Interview
Ryan McGarvey is a star on the rise. In just the past few years his accolades have included being selected by Eric Clapton from over 4,000+ artists worldwide to perform at his 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, to the Guitar Player Magazine’s Annual Readers Choice Award for “Best New Talent” in 2013. 2014 proved to be another epic year for McGarvey as he voted the winner of “Best Guitarist” in the European Blues Awards. Ryan is constantly on tour internationally, and records whenever time permits. His incendiary, yet dynamic guitar playing leaves crowds around the world marveling, and wanting more. With strong songs, award winning vocals, fierce guitar playing, an unstoppable work ethic, and an undying love for the blues flavored hard rock he pours from his soul, Ryan has been compared to the best in the business. Ryan McGarvey, though already a seasoned professional, has a bright future ahead of him that has only just begun. Catch him when you can! 2017 Best Solo/Acoustic (European Blues Awards) 2016 Best Guitarist (European Blues Awards) 2016 Best Vocalist (Albuquerque The Magazine) 2016 Best Local Musician (The Weekly Alibi) 2014 Best Guitarist (European Blues Awards) 2013 Best New Talent (Guitar Player Magazine) 2012 Best Musician (Albuquerque The Magazine) 2012 Best Blues (Local I.Q. Magazine) 2011 Best Vocalist (Albuquerque The Magazine) 2010 Ernie Ball Play Crossroads Winner (Eric Clapton’s Crossroads) 2010 Best Musician (Albuquerque The Magazine) 2010 Blues Act Of The Year (The Weekly Alibi) 2009 Blues Act Of The Year ( The Weekly Alibi) 2009 Best Guitarist (The Weekly Alibi) 2008 Best Musician (Albuquerque The Magazine) 2008 Blues Act Of The Year (The Weekly Alibi) 2007 Blues Act Of The Year (The Weekly Alibi) 2007 NM Music Award Winner (Blues Song Of The Year) 2006 Guitarmaggeddon Champion Of NM (Guitar Center)
The Vintage Guitar Minute
Norman Harris just got over 50 'New' Guitars!! | Norm's Guitar Haul
We talked to Norman Harris just a few days ago to see his latest additions to his guitar collection. Norman's Rare Guitars is officially a 'Gibson' dealer now so check out these Standard models they just got in, Epiphones and a few vintage gems.
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Mornin' Joe Mass | Gibson L5
Another mellow mornin' brought to you by the great Joe Mass and a wonderful super smooth, Florentine cutaway Gibson L-5
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Epiphone Muse Series Les Paul and SG Review and Demo
Epiphone Muse Series Les Paul and SG Review and Demo
Guitar Slingers with Jack Barksdale - Episode #13 - John Pedigo
Episode #13 features Dallas based producer, songwriter, singer and all around great musician John Pedigo. Thank you to the Kessler Theatre for letting us use their venue to film the episode. (Note: We actually filmed this episode in February 2020 before the pandemic)
108 Rock Star Guitars: The NAMM 2020 Interviews
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108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Ron Mancuso
Beggars and Thieves, Ron Mancuso drops by the NAMM booth and chats with Lisa and Lonn.
Grumps TV with Bruce Forman
GrumpsTV #49 They call the wind Corona!!!
Grumps and Gidget embark on a mining expedition...California: lost, found...and lost again!!!
The Guitar that Took 20 Years to Arrive!
David Grissom and the DGT. click the INFO button and check out the Tim Pierce Masterclass NOW...!
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GrumpsTV #48 Hulla Ballou!!!
Distressing times and a surprise result from '23 and Me" lead Grumps and Gidget down a smoky rabbit hole!!! The end of the sixth season (and I thought we were just a flash in the pan)
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Josh Smith 'Live' From Flat V: My Guitars: Novo 'Serus'
One of Josh's 'go to' guitars.....his Novo 'Serus'
The SURPRISING #1 Reason Why the H9 is GREAT.
"The Eventide H9 pedal has more sounds in it than any multi effect unit I have ever heard. But that’s not even what I like the most about it. What I like most is the way the un-effected guitar SOUNDS - going through the device! Click the INFO button to take the 14 day free trial in the masterclass! We just added my 3 collaborations with Brett Papa... Making the Song, Full Spectrum Lead, and Full Spectrum Rhythm Guitar. 212 additional videos! Thanks for all your support," Tim