This lady right here!
Her husband did as much for jazz as any impresario. Now Gloria continues the tradition. If you're an LA musician you know you have to stop by to pay your respects & make sure your kneecaps are safe!
Guy-time with the progeny.
When he was 5 we started enjoying sports together. Been to dozens of games together . Watched a hundred more. Quality time with my son never gets old.
Love this pic.
7 to 10pm
At tonight's gig was a young girl perhaps 6 or 7 years old with a woman I assumed was her grandmother. I could hear the woman saying, "These are the instruments" and "This is jazz". On their way out they approached the stage. I thought there might be a tip in the young girl's hands. Instead, she gave each of the musicians a shiny penny for good luck in 2018. Here was a youth reaching out to bless others irrespective of the cost. This again proves that what matters is not the size of the gift, but the heart of the giver. Let's keep this top of mind on 2018.
Jimmy Brandy played all the rhythm tonight with Rene Comacho & Andy Langham. This was really savory!
Big ups to my man Chuck Manning for giving my friend Alijah & I a personal tour of the labs & all the other cool stuff going on @nasajpl. Today he sent our minds into space!
Listened to a dozen versions of I Should Care today (tryna learn the tune). My favorite vocal version was by @realjanemonheit. Smooth ya'll. Check it out.
At the meat lover's mecca.
Today I realized I've been playing the wrong bass! What a great Christmas gift!