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

 

 

The Crusaders ‎– Rural Renewal

Digital Crate Digging Continues per this Saturday Night Fever segment..

We’re broadcasting live from a remote outpost out off of I-20 in Atlanta, can you dig it?

Earlier, I was cruising on this country road out off of I-20, spotted a lot of folk horseback riding..

…enjoying the sunshine and blue skies down here in Atlanta, leaving the shelter in place for a minute or two, slipping / sliding..

CDC guidelines followed, masks worn social distancing practiced along with an abundance of caution..

City guidelines followed back in the day per urban renewal? black neighborhoods eradicated, replaced with skyscrapers and interstates; these days? gentrification..

Please!! signs given by The Crusaders with Rural Renewal, from there 2003 album of the same name?

Check out the players and the track, even assisted by Eric Clapton on the guitar! for the course that’s par!! it’s all game..

Side Effect – Keep That Same Old Feeling

Digital Crate Digging Continues…checking out Side Effect – with their version of Keep That Same Old Feeling.

This song was written and produced by  Wayne Henderson ..plus it was made popular by The Crusaders..a group  Mr. Henderson also produced.  Check it out y’all !!

 

Source: Random Thoughts From A Brotha: Side Effect – Keep That Same Old Feeling

The Crusaders – Covert Action

Digital Crate Digging Continues on #MusicMonday, so we’re laying it down like this…

Digital? analog? digging all formats, let the music play!! it’ll sound like this!!

The sound is used as a weapon, Sonic Assaults take place!! we follow instructions…

Per this jazz funk track from The Crusaders  Covert Action takes place towards those that allow corruptions..

Check all the all star players and the track to see what’s up son!! you know the Crusaders played it…

Rest in peace to Joe Sample and Wilton Felder, jazz goodfellas! the funky sound? they played it!!

 

 

The Crusaders Featuring BB King -Street Life

Digital Crate Digging Continues per Saturday Night Fever!! We’re checking out some jazz funk from The Crusaders Featuring BB King with Street Life. They’re assisted by the   The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Check out the other players and the track…

The Crusaders – Time Bomb

Digital Crate Digging Continues per #JazzAppreciationMonth. We’re checking out some classic jazz funk from The Crusaders with a track called Time Bomb. Check out the players and the track.