Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” Drummer Ndugu Chancler Dead at 65

First off to only call this a drummer for Michael Jackson doesn’t even touch the massive brush of his long career. He played with Gerald Wilson Big Band, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard among others. He was born Leon “Ndugu” Chancler in Shreveport, Louisiana on July 1, 1952. He […]

Hugh Masekela, South African Jazz Giant, Dead at 78

To mainstream fans he was known for his big hit, “Grazing In the Grass” which went to #1. He died today in Johannesburg after a long battle with prostate cancer. His family posted the following statement. “A loving father, brother, grandfather and friend, our hearts beat with profound loss. Hugh’s […]

Donald Fagen Describes Painful Last Meeting With A Very Ill Walter Becker

Losing a long time band-mate can be as painful as saying goodbye to ones spouse. There’s always much history there, trust, understanding, discovery etc. Donald Fagen opened up to Rolling Stone magazine about his last meeting with his, then, very sick band-mate Walter Becker who we lost on September 3rd […]

The Best Versions Of Your Favorite Christmas Classic Songs

Christmas the season when we try to make good on all the crap that happened in the last year. It’s also a hint that we live in the upside down world for at least a month when you consider fans who hate elevator music will dig the Ray Conniff singers […]

Tomi Malm Working With A-Listers Jason Scheff, Vinnie Colaiuta, Simon Phillips

Tomi Malm On The Rewards From Working With A-List Session Players All the way from Finland comes “Walkin’ On Air” the debut project from Tomi Malm a composer, arranger and producer who was known for the album, “Fly Away: The Songs of David Foster.” With “Walkin’ On Air” Malm recruited […]

R&B Singer Della Reese From ‘Touched by an Angel’ Dead at 86

She accomplished much in er life as a pop, rhythm and Blues and Jazz singer and actress with a career that spanning over six decades. Roma Downey who shared the screen with her on “Touched by an Angel” said in a statement today, “She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, […]