Wayne Henderson / Lush Life

Sunday Jazz Continues…R.I.P  Wayne Henderson, a trombonist and composer who was a founding member of the Jazz Crusaders, which played straight-ahead bebop beginning in the 1950s and then morphed into leading performers of jazz-funk, died on April 5 in Culver City, Calif. He was 74. This was per the New York Times article dated..4/9/2014.

..Let’s listen to his version of  the classic jazz song Lush Life…from his Big Daddy’s Place album from 1977…check out the fine players he has with him..plus the nice track…

Bass – Nathaniel Phillips Cello – Nathan Gershman Drums – Bruce Carter Electric Piano – Bobby “The Genie” Lyle* Guitar – Marlon “The Magician” McClain* Tenor Saxophone – Ronnie Laws Triangle – Vance “Mad Dog” Tenort* Trombone – Wayne Henderson Viola – James Dunham, Janet Lakatos Violin – Anatol Kaminsky, Bonnie Douglas, Carroll Stephens, Gordon Marron, Irman Neumann*, Nancy Anderson, Paul Shure, Robert Sushel Written-By – Billy Strayhorn


Ronnie Laws – People Make The World Go Round

Digital Crate Digging Continues…checking out Ronnie Laws – People Make The World Go Round..

This was recorded  live at  Elisabeth Park in Trenton, Michigan at a music festival As you’ll see behind the stage was a river. Couldn’t find any thing on the musicians playing with him.  This courtesy of livegigvideo1   Check it out.

Willie Bobo – Always There

Digital Crate Digging Continues…checking out percussionist  Willie Bobo and his version of Ronnie Law’s  Always There. Its produced by Crusaders protege  Wayne Henderson


Bobby Lyle – Night Breeze

Digital Crate Digging Continues…checking out multi-instrumentalist Bobby Lyles with his version of Night Breeze…made famous by a cat he played with…Ronnie Laws…check out the players and the track…

Bass – Don Beck*            Drums – Steve Gutierrez          Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [Arp String], Composed By – Bobby Lyle               Guitar – Roland Bautista           Soloist, Trumpet – Oscar Brashear               Tenor Saxophone – Ernest Watts*

Biting Off More Than We Can Chew..

We were greedy like we were at Ryan’s or Golden Corral; we bit off more than we can chew!

Big ballers said forget the needy!!! continue swagging; get rich or die trying….word from 50 Cent!! check the style; he told you what it do!

Winds of change were blowing while I sat outback on the deck;  get a clue my mind was telling me!

Life is hectic…its a bitch!!! She’s strange like Cameo said; but I better hit it my kind were telling me!

Miles Davis told me about the Bitches Brew; told to act like I knew..plus Friends and Strangers were mentioned by Ronnie Laws!

Misbehaving with this…like Iran reverse engineering a US drone? what are some on? armed and dangerous? told to keep it pimping player!! ATLiens told me I better learn to hide my flaws

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