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Detroit JazzStage Welcomes Veteran Saxophonist Phil Lasley

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Phil LasleyYour June/July guest is the great Alto Saxophonist Phil Lasley. Phil explained what it was like growing up in 1950’s Detroit. Although his earliest experiences were based in bebop, he has played just about every style of music imaginable. Phil explained how he was drawn to New York to play with people like Tina Brooks, Sunny Murray, Clifford Jarvis, Andrew Hill and Cecil Taylor. Phil shared his ideas on playing different musical styles and his experiences performing with R&B giants like Otis Redding and comedians like Red Foxx.

Three songs were taken from his album The Lincoln Street Music Company. Along with Phil Lasley on alto sax, is the great Faruq Z. Bey playing tenor and trumpeter Doug Halladay. The rhythm section consists of pianist Keith Vreeland, John Dana on Bass and the fiery drummer, Danny Spencer. The other two cuts come from the more straight ahead trio album Jasi. In addition to Lasley is ubiquitous bassist, Rodney Whitaker and the legendary New York pianist John Hicks . Exciting, adventurous, thoughtful, and swinging are just a few words describing the music heard this month.


The music on this show:

The Lincoln Street Music Company
1. Inner Beckoning- Danny Spencer
2. continuation of Inner Beckoning
3. Rosa Crucial – Faruq Z. Bey
4. Dorian – Danny Spencer

Musicians
Phil Lasley –
alto sax
Faruq Z. Bey – tenor sax
Doug Halladay – trumpet
Keith Vreeland – piano
John Dana – bass
Danny Spencer – drums

Jasi
5. Jasi – Phil Lasley
6. Nkenge’s Blues – Phil Lasley

Musicians
Phil Lasley – alto sax
John Hicks – piano
Rodney Whitaker – bass

Acknowledgements:
Opening Music
– Mark Byerly’s Marks Mood available on the self titled CD Bop Culture
Closing Music – Mark Byerly’s Erroenious available on Bop Culture’s CD The E.P.
Jazz Festival Spot music – Mark Byerly’s Blues For The Morning Rush Hour available on the self titled CD Bop Culture
Go to bopculture.com for more information.

This episode was sponsored by the Detroit International Jazz Festivalhttp://www.detroitjazzfest.com

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Detroit JazzStage Welcomes Pianist Rick Roe

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

Rick RoeWhat do Wynton Marsalis, Jon Faddis, Rodney Whitaker, Greg Hutchinson, Bobby Watson, have in common? They have all had our May guest in their piano chair. Your featured artist this month is the great pianist, Rick Roe.

Featured music is taken from his recordings The Changeover (1997) where he is joined by bassist Rodney Whitaker and the fiery drummer Karriem Riggins.

Roe/Keller/Cleaver – The Late, Late Show (2001) featured our December guest Paul Keller on bass along with drummer/ phenomenon Gerald Cleaver .

You will even hear a selection from Rick Roe’s latest recording Sphere (2005). His latest is a duo album featuring Rodney Whitaker and was recorded by our own Mark Byerly .

In the Detroit JazzStage tradition of bringing you music that can’t be heard anywhere else, we present “Be-Dop” from the MSU Professors of Jazz. Joining Rick on piano is the bassist Rodney Whitaker with Randy Gelispie on drums. The horns are Derrick Gardner playing trumpet, trombonist Vincent Gardner and Diego Rivera performing on tenor sax. CDs are available for purchase at www.cdbaby.com .
Information on Rick Roe can be found at
http://www.myspace.com/rickroe

Music

Punctuation Situation (intro piece before interview)
Piano – Rick Roe

Be-Dop from the MSU Professors of Jazz (unreleased recording).
Piano – Rick Roe
Bass – Rodney Whitaker
Drums – Randy Gelispie
Trumpet – Derrick Gardner
Trombone – Vincent Gardner
Tenor Sax – Diego Rivera – tenor sax.

Hop On Pop from The Changeover
Piano – Rick Roe
Bass – Rodney Whitaker
Drums – Karriem Riggins

Close To The Equator from Roe/Keller/Cleaver – The Late, Late Show
Piano – Rick Roe
Bass – Paul Keller
Drums – Gerald Cleaver

Zacatecas from The Changeover
Piano – Rick Roe
Bass – Rodney Whitaker
Drums – Karriem Riggins

Salt River Blues from Sphere
Piano – Rick Roe
Rodney Whitaker

Indigo from Sphere
Piano – Rick Roe
Rodney Whitaker

A section of Skeletones from The Changeover

Acknowledgements:
Opening Music – Mark Byerly’s Marks Mood available on the self titled CD Bop Culture
Closing Music – Mark Byerly’s Erroenious available on Bop Culture’s CD The E.P.
Go to bopculture.com for more information.

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Detroit JazzStage Featuring Pianist Buddy Budson

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

Buddy BudsonOur April guest is the veteran Jazz pianist Buddy Budson. Buddy gave us an insightful interview on his approach to his music and his feelings about some past and present Detroit Jazz musicians. We featured cuts from his recording On With Their Heads and two original songs recorded live at Detroit JazzStage.

As always, we want to thank you for making Detroit JazzStage a presence on the Internet. We recently passed a milestone. Through your downloads, Detroit musicians have been heard over 100,000 times worldwide. This is a great accomplishment and a testament to the quality music available here in Motown. Keep downloading and listening. Be sure to tell your friends as well.

For more information about Buddy, go to
http://www.ursulaandbuddy.net


Music
From the CD:

Rambling Road – section featuring Danny Spencer
On With Their Heads
Sweet Betsy From Pike
Waltz For Alicia

Solo Piano:
Bud’s Daydream
Sweet Betsy From Pike

Musicians
Piano – Buddy Budson
Bass – Marion Hayden
Drums – Danny Spencer
Trumpet/Flugel Horn – Dwight Adams
Saxophones – Chris Kaercher
Valve Trombone –Al Duncan

Acknowledgements:
Opening Music – Mark Byerly’s Marks Mood available on the self titled CD Bop Culture
Closing Music – Mark Byerly’s Erroenious available on Bop Culture’s CD The E.P.
Go to bopculture.com for more information.

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Detroit JazzStage Featurette Presenting Pianist Dave Cook

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

Dave CookDetroit JazzStage is pleased to bring to our listeners this first Featurette presenting pianist Dave Cook’s composition Up, Up, Up, sponsored by InvestedCentral.com. Dave’s composition was performed by trumpeter Paul Finkbeiner’s group Atmospheric Disturbance at the Firefly Club in Ann Arbor, MI in January 2006. It was recorded by Mark Byerly of Longview Sound. The set also included Kurt Krahnke on Bass and Sean Dobbins on Drums. Please enjoy this absolutely spell binding performance.

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Opening Music
Riff3 – Dave Luther
Motor City Horns (motorcityhorns.com)
Trumpet – Ben Toman
Trumpet – Mark Byerly
Alto Saxophone – Dave Luther
Tenor Saxophone – Keith Kaminski
Trombone – John Rutherford

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Jazzhead on Detroit JazzStage

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

JazzheadWelcome to the March edition of Detroit JazzStage featuring the music of Jazzhead and an interview with trumpeter John Douglas. Defying the muck of the “Acid Jazz” mire, Jazzhead has raged to the top of Detroit’s jazz/latin/funk/fusion heap and beyond. From holding down weekly offerings in downtown Motown to late-night (or early morning depending on your biorhythms) loft parties, the Jazzhead torrent has flushed the musically weak of heart from every corner of the Detroit scene.

Birthed as a 5-piece in November 1996, Jazzhead now boasts Trent Mitchell on bass, Duminie DePorres on guitar, Mick Dobday and Phil Hale on keyboards, Recardo (Ricky) Beamon and Ken Scott on drums. John Douglas, with his hefty trumpet and flugelhorn work, rounds out the front line assault. To this day, this horrifically funky line-up continues to hone it’s razor-sharp edge beat by funky beat.

Information on Jazzhead can be found at
http://www.jazzheadjazz.com

The Music on this show:

Jazzhead CD:
Spirit of Celebration
Ba Ba Da

Musicians
Trumpet – John Douglas
Saxophone – Jason Shearer
Keyboard – Jeremy Ellis
Guitar – John Arnold
Bass – Trent Mitchell
DrumsRick Hudson

Ancestors CD:
Hailstorm
Candle Bath
(by Trent Mitchell, J. Douglas)
Top of the Food Chain (by Trent Mitchell, J. Douglas and P.Hale

Musicians
Trumpet – John Douglas
Keyboards – Phil Hale
Keyboards – Mick Dobday
Guitar – Eric Guftafson
Bass – Trent Mitchell
Drums – Rick Beamon
Congas – Dennis Shinzel
Percussion – Alex Trajano
Turntable – The Blackman

WDET Studio Recordings:
Nu Inspiration
My Main Man

Musicians
Trumpet – John Douglas
Keyboards – Phil Hale
Guitar – Duminie DePorres
Bass – Trent Mitchell
Drums – Ken Scott

For information on WDET 101.9FM go to http://www.wdetfm.org

Opening Music – Mark Byerly’s “Marks Mood” available on the self titled CD Bop Culture
Closing Music – Mark Byerly’s “Erroenious” available on Bop Culture’s CD The E.P.
Go to bopculture.com for more information

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Announcement – Jim Gallert joins Detroit JazzStage

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Jim GallertJazzStage Productions is glad to announce the addition of Jim Gallert to Detroit JazzStage. Jim Gallert is a veteran jazz broadcaster, researcher and writer. He’s chalked up over twenty-five years of radio experience as producer and host of “Jazz Yesterday and “Detroit Jazz Alive” on WDET-FM, Detroit, and “Swing City” on WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti. Gallert has participated in all twenty-six Detroit Jazz Festivals as staff writer, emcee or host of “Meet The Artist” sessions.

As a writer, Jim has authored numerous biographies of Detroit jazz musicians including Ray McKinney, Alma Smith, Todd Rhodes, George Benson and Willie Anderson. His biographies have appeared in Detroit and national publications and have been used as CD liner notes. Much of his research, many photographs from his extensive collection and some of his writing was included in Before Motown: A History of Jazz In Detroit, 1920 – 1960 by Lars Bjorn with Jim Gallert. Jim and Lars give talks around town on Detroit’s jazz history.

Gallert and Bjorn are currently compiling material for a 2-CD set of rare and unissued Detroit jazz that Uptown Records will issue in 2006. The set will include extensive annotation and newly unearthed photographs of Detroit jazz legends.

We are very happy that Jim is now part of the Detroit JazzStage team and know having him onboard will raise the Detroit JazzStage standards of excellence higher.

Music from the CD “Ancestors”
Hailstorm (by Trent Mitchell, J. Douglas, and R. Beamon)

Musicians
Bass
– Trent Mitchell
Trumpet – John Douglas
Keyboards – Phil Hale
Keyboards – Mick Dobday
Guitar – Eric Guftafson
Drums – Rick Beamon
Congas – Dennis Shinzel
Percussion – Alex Trajano

Information on Jazzhead can be found at
http://www.jazzheadjazz.com

Opening Music – Mark Byerly’s “Marks Mood” available on the self titled CD Bop Culture.  Go to bopculture.com for more information

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Detroit JazzStage Featuring Urban Transport

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

Urban TransportDetroit Jazzstage is pleased to announce our February guests, Urban Transport. The unusual pairing of trombone with alto sax along with exceptional playing and songwriting make Urban Transport one of the most exciting groups in Detroit. Trombonist Vincent Chandler, drummer Sean Dobbins, alto saxophonist Dean Moore, and bassist Josef Deas sat down with our hosts, Rodney and Dean, at Bert’s Marketplace in Detroit’s Eastern Market for an insightful interview. Our guests share with us their insight into composing, performing, their source of inspiration, musical heroes and more.

Individually, the members have performed with Joe Henderson, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dave Liebman, The Mingus Big Band, Benny Golson, and Frank Morgan. Since forming, 4 years ago, they have built a reputation of the group to hear having received accolades in local magazines, newspapers and radio for their music.

Our musical selections will be taken from UT’s critically acclaimed first album called “Introducing Urban Transport”. Detroit Jazzstage listeners will also be the first to hear two selections recently recorded live for an upcoming CD at the Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, MI by Mark Byerly of Longview Sound.

Please Contact jazzstage@gmail.com for information on any Urban Transport uncoming events.

Songs (in order of appearance):

Introducing Urban Transport CD
1. Detroit is Live
2. Song for Kimwana
3. In Memory of…
4. Minor Blues in Eb

Kerrytown Concert House recordings*
5. Bright Major
6. Deciduous

Band Members
Alto Saxophone: Dean Moore
Trombone: Vincent Chandler
Bass: Josef Deas
Piano: David Cook
Piano: Scott Gwinnell*
Drums: Sean Dobbins

Acknowlegments:
Opening Music – Mark Byerly’s “Marks Mood” available on the self titled CD Bop Culture
Closing Music – Mark Byerly’s “Erroenious” available on Bop Culture’s CD The E.P.
Infomation on both CD’s is available at bopculture.com

The Bagel Factory Cafe located at 5389 Crooks Roadnear the I75/Crooks exit in Troy, MI is where local Detroiters, and those visiting from out of town, can experience a wonderful assortment of bagel and cream cheese varieties. They can also choose from their many delicious bagel sandwiches made fresh on the spot while you wait.  Owner Laurie Anderson’s store is a comfortable environment where patrons can sit back and relax with a newspaper or cruise the net through the store’s wireless network while enjoying their meal. Listen to the February show to learn how you can save on your next purchase. We certainly want to thank Laurie and the folks at the Bagel Factory Cafe for their support. Go to bagelfactorycafe.com for more information.

Maureen Kearns of RoaringMouse Photography supplied the photos used for this month’s feature. Drawn to naturally occurring elements of color, texture and form, Maureen’s compositions instinctively identify the influence of dramatic light on her subjects. Maureen is a fantastic photographer and is available to shoot your next party, event or performance. Maureen is also involved with Inside Detroit. Inside Detroit is a service that takes visitors on outings, showing them Detroit’s rich nightlife and discussing the history and architecture along the way. Information on how to contact Maureen can be found at roaringmouse.net or insidedetroit.org.

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Detroit JazzStage Welcomes the New Year with Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, Part 2

Saturday, January 7th, 2006

Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings performingWelcome to Part 2 of our New Year’s celebration. Our guest, Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, was recorded live at the Firefly Club in Ann Arbor, MI. If you haven’t heard Part 1, please click here to download it. Part 1 can also be found in iTunes. Enjoy the show.

For more information on the band and upcoming events, please go to http://www.porkjazz.com.

Songs (in order of appearance):

SET 3
1. Radio Rhythm
2. Deep Night
3. New Moten Stomp
4. Jones Law Blues
5. Feeling No Pain
6. Junk Man
7. Roll On Mississippi, Roll On

Band Members

Clarinet and Saxophones: Andrew Bishop, Tom Bogardus, Mike Jones
Trumpets: Paul Finkbeiner, Ingrid Racine
Trombone: Gene Bartley
Piano: Jim Dapogny
Tuba: Chris Smith
Guitar and banjo: Rod McDonald
Drums: Steve Fentriss

Opening Music – Mark Byerly’s “Marks Mood” available on the self titled CD Bop Culture
Closing Music – Mark Byerly’s “Erroenious” available on Bop Culture’s CD The E.P.
Infomation on both CD’s is available at bopculture.com

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Detroit JazzStage Welcomes the New Year with Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, Part 1

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm KingsThis month we are celebrating the New Year with Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, P.O.R.K. for short, recorded live at the Firefly Club in Ann Arbor MI. There we also interviewed band members Jim Dapogny, Music Director, and Chris Smith, Band Manager. We had a great time doing the recording and learned much about the style of music they play. We want to mention how important the band members are to the overall success of the ensemble and that their individual and collective contributions to the band are outstanding, truly special and sincerely appreciated by Phil, Jim, Chris and all of us who truly enjoy their music. It is fun music and totally appropriate for bringing in the New Year.

Also, we’re taking a survey of our listeners, and we’d like you to participate. It will help us learn more about you – – no matter how long you’ve been a listener or how frequently you listen to this podcast. It will also help us when we approach potential sponsors. So please take a few minutes and visit our website at jazzstage.us and click the listener survey link on the left. You can complete the survey anonymously.

So with that said, pop open a bottle of bubbly, kiss your significant other and dance the night away.

From us at JazzStage Productions to all of you, Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

For more information on the band and upcoming events, please go to http://www.porkjazz.com.

Songs (in order of appearance):

SET 1
1. St. Louis Blues
2. Deep Creek
3. Little Lawrence
4. Charleston
5. Crazy Rhythm – Band vocal
6. Break Tune
SET 2
1. Button Up Your Overcoat – Band vocal
2. Jig Walk
3. Creole Love Call – Ingrid Racine vocal
4. Sweet Jazz O’ Mine
5. Hallelujah
6. Daniel’s Blues – Tom Bogardus vocal
7. Alexander’s Ragtime Band
8. Pardon The Glove + Break Tune

Please click here for Part 2.

Band Members

Clarinet and Saxophones: Andrew Bishop, Tom Bogardus, Mike Jones
Trumpets: Paul Finkbeiner, Ingrid Racine
Trombone: Gene Bartley
Piano: Jim Dapogny
Tuba: Chris Smith
Guitar and banjo: Rod McDonald
Drums: Steve Fentriss

Opening Music – Mark Byerly’s “Marks Mood” available on the self titled CD Bop Culture
Closing Music – Mark Byerly’s “Erroenious” available on Bop Culture’s CD The E.P.
Infomation on both CD’s is available at bopculture.com

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Detroit JazzStage Celebrates the Holiday Season by presenting the Paul Keller Ensemble

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Paul Keller EnsembleHello and welcome to another edition of Detroit JazzStage. Rodney and I would like to thank all our listeners for subscribing to Detroit JazzStage and helping to make it one of the top jazz podcasts as listed in iTunes. This month we celebrate the holiday season with the Paul Keller Ensembles’s Christmas Songs For Jazz Lovers, plus an interview with Paul recorded live at Firefly Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan. So sit back, throw another log on the fire and enjoy some fine musical yuletide joy.

On that note, Rodney and I, along with the rest of us at JazzStage Productions, would like to wish all of you, and your loved ones, the best this holiday season. Cheers

Songs on this show – in order of appearance
Jingle Bells
Angels We Have Heard On High
Oh come, Oh Come Emmanuel
Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
Silent Night
We Three Kings
Oh Holy Night
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
We Wish You A Very Merry Christmas

Paul Keller Ensemble Members
Leader, String Bass – Paul Keller
Piano – Ellen Rowe
Drums – Sean Dobbins
Saxophones – Keith Kaminski
Trumpets – Paul Finkbeiner
Trombones – Chris Smith
Auxiliary Percussion – Cary Kocher

For more information on Paul Keller go to http://www.pkorecords.com

For information on the Firefly Club go to http://www.fireflyclub.com

Opening Music – Mark Byerly’s “Marks Mood” available on the self titled CD Bop Culture
Closing Music – Mark Byerly’s “Erroenious” available on Bop Culture’s CD The E.P.
Infomation on both CD’s is available at bopculture.com

Acknowlegments:
I’d like to once again thank our sound engineer, Mark Byerly, for his superb work, and for providing his quality sound engineering talents.

Note: The Diana Krall Christmas Special Paul mentioned during the show was cancelled.

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