Category Archives: Music

Jazz…Marc Antoine – Lady

Music for a kick back Sunday…enjoy!

H/T to my friend at THE PARDU


BEST Andrea Bocelli Song EVER! – (HQ Sound) – The Lord’s Prayer



[YouTube]…This is the BEST Andrea Bocelli song EVER. Listen as he joins the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City, Utah for an unforgettable rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer.”

David Foster sets the stage for the music in this beautiful PBS performance. A song about Christ’s prayer to His Father in Heaven.

This beats adeste fidelis, angels we have heard on high, God Bless us everyone, caro gesu bambino, cantique de noel, and any of his other hits, anytime…but see for yourself. There’s no Sarah Brightman but the Mormon Tabernacle Choir does it even better!

This truly is his the “besame mucho Andrea Bocelli”





Music – Gail Jhonson / Electric Lady

Philadelphia native Gail Jhonson is an in-demand keyboardist for several years. That was a natural result of her move to Los Angeles. After her work for Morris Day (The TIME) and Norman Brown, she is a vivid factor in the smooth jazz scene. She started her solo career with the album Keep The Music Playing (2004), followed by Pearls (2008) on nuGroove Records. This year she makes waves with HerStory at the label 111 East Music. This track is from that album.





Music :: Fourplay – Break It Out


For two decades, the contemporary jazz quartet known as Fourplay has enjoyed consistent artistic and commercial success by grafting elements of R&B, pop and a variety of other sounds to their unwavering jazz foundations. In the course of a dozen recordings — six of which have climbed to the top of Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Album charts — the supergroup has continued to explore the limitless dimensions and permutations of jazz while at the same time appealing to a broad mainstream audience.

The Fourplay story begins in 1990, with keyboardist Bob James, who had already established himself as a formidable figure in keyboard jazz — not just as an instrumentalist but as a composer and arranger as well — with solo recordings dating as far back as the mid 1960s. In 1990, James reunited with his old friend, session drummer, producer, composer & recording artist Harvey Mason (Herbie Hancock, Barbra Streisand, Notorious B.I.G.), during the recording of James’ Grand Piano Canyon album. Also involved in the project were guitarist Lee Ritenour (Sergio Mendes) and bassist/vocalist Nathan East (Barry White, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins).

Happy Thursday!




Happy Birthday, Jimi Hendrix!

”When the power of love overcomes the love of power,
the world will know peace.” ~ Jimi Hendrix

Happy Birthday, Jimi Hendrix!

From Wikipedia…

James Marshall Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. Despite a limited mainstream exposure of four years, he is widely considered to have been the GREATEST ELECTRIC GUITARIST in the history of popular music, and one of the most important musicians of the 20th century.

Influenced musically by American rock and roll and electric blues, following initial success in Europe with his band the Jimi Hendrix Experience, he achieved fame in the US after his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969, and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, before dying from drug-related asphyxia at the age of 27.

Instrumental in developing the previously undesirable technique of guitar amplifier feedback, Hendrix favored overdriven amplifiers with high volume, gain and treble. He helped to popularize the use of the wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock, which he often used to deliver tonal exaggerations in his solos. He also pioneered experimentation with stereophonic phasing effects in rock music recordings.



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Elderly Man Transformed By Music

Growing up, my mother always had music from the radio on. All types of music…classical, top 40s, jazz, pop, r&b, you name it. She had a beautiful voice and always sang around the home. While I’m not a singer, I always had music going for my daughters too. It is a part of our daily lives.
This story brought a smile to my face. It shows the power of music. Enjoy!

What does music do for you?
In Henry’s own words:
“It gives me the feeling of love.”
“Right now the world needs to come into music, singing.”
“I feel a band of love, dreams.”
“The Lord came to me…he gave me these sounds.”
Just like Henry, we can all come alive again! If you have elderly people in your family, remember to give them the gift of music.