Well, I've been busy working on recording an audio book for a author and I can tell you this is a lot of work...no joke. As soon as I get done with this project I will get back to working on my next writing project for the Writer's Block Anthology to come out in 2020 and my CD featuring all original songs completion date TBD. Also, stay tune for upcoming concerts. Love yall.
The Last of the Scott Boys
My Uncle Jesse made his transition - the last of the original Scott Boys - the last elder. He held out as long as he could. He never told me he was experiencing health issues - so this was a total shock to me. I guess I understand why he didn't because I was always telling him he could not leave me...however...I wish he had told me no matter how painful it would have been for me...I would have flown to CA for his birthday instead of thinking I had all this time to celebrate with him when I got there for my…Read more
Hi Yall...yes...I said it Yall! Everything going ok. Still missing my Dad and brother Kamau. Looking forward to the future making music with Damu - getting some of my original tunes out there. Working on a book...slow but sho. I started tennis lessons..real slow..but fun. You know friendship is a responsibility however it should be based on love, trust and forgiveness. None of us are perfect...yet...so if you have a friend and you really love them...if they do something to hurt you...cause you know…Read more
I guess my heart is in a tender mood today. I was thinking about Kamau as I often do and just wanted to say how much I miss his spirit. I really enjoyed performing and making music with him. He was an excellent musician and a beautiful friend. I know wherever he is, if possible he is creating music.
My heart is hurting this morning. The world is dark. I'm not saying that there are no bright spots and that I don't seek them out - there just seems to be fewer bright spots. I pray that the world is healed. If we would only love and take care of each other and stop with all the self centered stuff. There is enough for everyone. We must share, care and teach. Some are stronger than others. The strong must reach out to the weak and the weak must be willing to work at getting stronger. We are more…Read more
Well, I don't know what it is about this month of October. It is the month of my birth - however - this is the second year that I've lost someone who I care about in the month of October. My Dad made his transition. Something in me is different - that's all I can say. I think it hurts so much because he is the last elder in my family that I was connected to - however slight. I didn't grow up with my Dad and for the past few years I've worked at having a relationship with him - mostly one-sided on my…Read more
Charles "Chuck" Hunter
This is a sad day. I just learned that Chuck made his transition. My heart hurts. Chuck was one of the first and few musicians in the Bay Area that saw fit to give me a chance. I learned a number of standards working with Chuck. We use to rehearse for hours - just learning tunes. He could make those keys dance and he knew all the great old standards. I have dozens of tapes of us rehearsing. Kamau hooked me up with Chuck and I met Ralph E. through Chuck...all three of these brothers helped me and I'm…Read more
Berkeley High Reunion
Well - my class reunion (won't say which one) is coming up this weekend in Calie...won't be able to go and I'm feeling sad about that. For all my classmates who are going..."Party Hardy" for ya girl...go down to the floor one time for me...and do it like you mean it! Does anyone remember "Git Low Dan"...wonder whatever happend to him...probably still "gettin low" somewhere. Well - be sure and sign the guessbook...I miss "YAll".
Hi - I've not checked in for a while. I'm starting a musician information/ barter board...for jazz musicians. A place where jazz musicians can trade off skills, find out about gigs, get subs and a host of other things. Let me know if you are interested - send me an email. Also, if you would like me to add a link to your web page send the info and I will. I'm also interested in doing something to help and support female jazz artist so if you are a female jazz artist get in touch - Peace
Thank you to those who took the time to email, subscrib or leave comments. I appreciate you and am grateful. I added some music clips so take a listen when you have time. Two are from the CD and two are from a live performace I did in Cali a while back. Things are moving along. I still have to take care of the mechanical rights for the CD - so - if any one out there knows anything about mechanical rights...please contact me. Curently I'm preparing for the TBAAL Event which had a date change. Those who…Read more