Posts tagged with "STEVIE WONDER"

Video & Web-Exclusive Interview MALLET / JASON “MALLETMAN” TAYLOR

Video & Web-Exclusive Interview MALLET / JASON “MALLETMAN” TAYLOR
Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Musician:  MALLET / JASON “MALLETMAN” TAYLOR Video:  Flying Home (with Bernard “Pretty” Purdie) MALLET / JASON “MALLETMAN” TAYLOR Web-Exclusive Interview with M Music & Musicians magazine publisher, Merlin David Jason “Malletman” Taylor is a master of the vibraphone. Mallet, as he is known to most of the musicians he’s played with, is the protégé of the incomparable Lionel Hampton.... 

Video & Web Exclusive Interview Boney James

Video & Web Exclusive Interview Boney James
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  BONEY JAMES Video:  “Honestly” featuring Avery*Sunshine SAXOPHONIST AND COMPOSER BONEY JAMES’ HONESTLY REFLECTS MUSIC’S POWER TO TRANSPORT Four-time Grammy Nominee Celebrates 25 Years with September 1, 2017 Release Featuring Vocalists Avery*Sunshine and Eric Roberson Boney James released his 16th album on September 1, 2017, titled Honestly—25 years after his debut recording, Trust.... 

Video & Web-Exclusive Interview Eric Johnson

Video & Web-Exclusive Interview Eric Johnson
Photo credit: Max Crace VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  ERIC JOHNSON Video:  “Cliffs of Dover” ERIC JOHNSON Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit Show & Live Webcast this Thursday, Sept 7, at 8:30 PM EDT with special guest Arielle https://www.concertwindow.com/bluerock In a feature on M Music & Musician magazine’s November 2014 issue we wrote: “Eric Johnson is a stone rocker—a shredding wiz whose music incorporates... 

VIDEO & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW  JONNY LANG

VIDEO & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW  JONNY LANG
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  JONNY LANG Video:  “Stronger Together” Jonny Lang debuts first video “Stronger Together” from new studio album Signs   Jonny Lang’s first new studio album in four years, Signs, will be released September 8, 2017 on Concord Records. It is his sixth major label release. Earlier this week, he featured the first video, “Stronger Together” directed by Norwood Cheek. Since the... 

CURTIS STIGERS Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview

CURTIS STIGERS Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician: CURTIS STIGERS Music Video: One More for the Road 50 years ago, magic was made on the stage of the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, when the timeless cool of Frank Sinatra met the robust swing of the Count Basie Orchestra. Sinatra at the Sands has remained a beloved classic ever since, the perfect marriage of old-school pop and big band jazz. Singer, songwriter and saxophonist Curtis Stigers has... 

VIDEO PREMIERE + INTERVIEW PETER WHITE

VIDEO PREMIERE + INTERVIEW PETER WHITE
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  PETER WHITE Music Video: “Groovin’” Songwriters: Felix Cavaliere & Eddie Brigati PETER WHITE Web-Exclusive Interview with M Music & Musicians magazine publisher, Merlin David For his fifteenth recording as a leader, Peter White, the former Al Stewart sideman (who co-wrote the 1978 hit “Time Passages”) returns to some of his favorite tracks from the 60s and 70s, including... 

VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW FRANCIS JAMES RALLS featuring AUBREY LOGAN

VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW FRANCIS JAMES RALLS featuring AUBREY LOGAN
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW FRANCIS JAMES RALLS featuring AUBREY LOGAN-and TAKE 6’s ALVIN CHEA & KHRISTIAN DENTLEY  Music Video: “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” Creative Collaborations To Capture A Capella Sound For A New Generation When asked about the innovative and ground-breaking approach of producing this Christmas classic, Francis James Ralls said, “I enjoy collaboration—especially when the collaboration involves... 

Tom Prasada-Rao “Sleeping Beauty”

Tom Prasada-Rao “Sleeping Beauty”
VIDEO FEATURE OF THE DAY Artist: TOM PRASADA-RAO Song: “Sleeping Beauty” Website: TomPrasadaRao.com How did the idea of “Sleeping Beauty” come to you? I wrote this song for my ex mother-in-law. She found the love of her life later in life, and she transformed from someone who stayed in her bathrobe all day, to someone who closed down the VFW hall every night. It was a beautiful sight to see. But soon after they got married, they got the call... 

Slash

Slash
World of His Own Eighteen years after Guns N’ Roses, Slash releases an explosive new record that finds him at the peak of his creative prowess I’m an energetic and aggressive player,” declares Slash. “I attack hard—it’s very much a physical thing for me. What excites me most is the off-the-cuff, spontaneous energy you get from live performance. That has a huge impact on me.” That impact began at a young age when the future musician—born... 

THE GAME

THE GAME
THE GAME A chart-topping rapper takes on the concept of religion  “I just feel free,” says the Game. “I’ve got good friends, I’m eating right, working out, doing my music. That’s how I feel.” That’s pretty good for the Compton, Calif., native, who was nearly shot to death when a drug deal went awry in 2001. Even after being signed by Dr. Dre in 2003, the artist born Jayceon Taylor feuded with 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Dre, leaving the... 

AARON NEVILLE

AARON NEVILLE
AARON NEVILLE  An American treasure revisits the music that honed his otherworldly vocals   Aaron Neville has sung R&B, gospel and country, everywhere from Bourbon Street to Sesame Street, but now he’s returning to the street-corner sounds he’s loved since boyhood with his doo-wop record, My True Story. For the new album, Neville’s first on Blue Note Records, he called label president Don Was, who in turn reached out to longtime doo-wop... 

NAS

NAS
NAS   The enduring hip-hop storyteller’s latest title becomes his mantra    Several months after releasing his 10th studio album, Life Is Good, Nas is revisiting the title. “I was watching TV the other night and saw this woman had survived pancreatic cancer,” he says. “I was barely listening, because my mom passed from breast cancer, and sometimes it’s just too hard to watch. But I heard her say, ‘Life is good,’ and I thought, ‘If... 

FOCAL POINTS

FOCAL POINTS
SHELBY LYNNE — Pasadena, Calif., 2000 FOCAL POINTS Photographer James Minchin III illuminates the spirit of rock ’n’ roll “The images I like most are those where I’m able to just get out of the way,” says photographer James Minchin III. “I prefer to document what’s actually happening rather than trying to create something.” That unerring eye for capturing a revealing moment has earned the trust and admiration of a diverse array... 
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