Stix Hooper – Jasmine Breeze

Sunday Jazz Continues on a hot / humid  Sunday morning  here in Atlanta…

It’s a blessing to be here even though we’re in the midst of these twin pandemics; somebody will understand a brotha..

…as we deal with systematic racism and the coronavirus as  word to the so called was and continues to be ignored..

..as we deal with it; Pops warned me about the wise and otherwise back in the day, now bearing witness as those points are made / scored…

…as we deal with it / real with it; trying to chill with it taking Sunday morning walks trying to get some fresh air, maybe I can clear my head..

…as the slight breeze blows, catching the scent of this Stix Hooper  influenced Jasmine Breeze?  the melodies play out in my head ..

Sonic knowledge dropped by the great Crusaders drummer, he’s got a couple of those cats from the Crusaders “running with him”  on this project; check out the other players and the track..

Acknowledging the madness hasn’t stopped check the ongoing charades!! eased when the music is played! check the sound as we “holla back”

Bass [Lobue Fretless], Chapman Stick – Alphonso Johnson

Guitar – Dean Parks, Roland Bautista

Koto – Osamu Kitajima

Shakuhachi – Kazu Matsui

Soloist, Marimba – Bobby Hutcherson

Written-By – Stix Hooper

Drums, Percussion – Stix Hooper

ProducerStix Hooper, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder

 

 

 Lee Ritenour – Captain Fingers

Sunday Jazz Continues…checking out some jazz / funk / rock fusion from Lee Ritenour – with his classic track Captain Fingers from the album of that name…check out the all star players he has on that album with him and the funky track…

Source: Random Thoughts From A Brotha: Lee Ritenour – Captain Fingers

Billy Cobham – El Barrio

Digital Crate Digging Continues per some Flashback Friday business..

My mind races back to the future; I have flashbacks plus I visualize the sequence..

Some know what the deal is / know what the real is!! they peeped this!! they checked the scenario..

They see how it’s going down from settlements in Jerusalem, inner city streets / ghettos / to the barrio..

What it do? reflecting while listening to  Billy Cobham with  El Barrio; listening to the funky drummer..

What it do? check out the all star players and the track / check the scenario!! check the messages in the drum bro!!

Bass – Alfonso Johnson
Congas, Percussion [Latin Percussion] – Sheila Escovedo
Drums – Billy Cobham
Guitar – Steve Kahn
Keyboards – Don Grolnick
Percussion [Latin Percussion] – Jose Najeira
Timbales, Percussion [Latin Percussion] – Pete Escovedo
Trombone – Julian Priester

Alphonso Johnson – On the Case

Sunday Jazz Continues!! We’re checking out this classic jazz funk / jazz rock from Alphonso Johnson with a track called On the Case!! Check out the players and the track..

Congas – Alejandro Acuña   / Drums – Narada Michael Walden / Electric Bass, Chapman Stick – Alphonso Johnson /  Electric Guitar – Lee Ritenour / Electric Piano – Dawilli Gonga

Eddie Henderson – Involuntary Bliss

Digital Crate Digging Continues; checking out this smooth track from Eddie Henderson – called Involuntary Bliss. Check out the players and the track!!