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Here in my Doodlin' Lounge we try to take you on a musical fantasy. We search the globe for musicians with soulful messages and playful hearts.

Here in my Doodlin' Lounge we try to take you on a musical fantasy. We search the globe for musicians with soulful messages and playful hearts.
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San Jose, CA

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Here in my Doodlin' Lounge we try to take you on a musical fantasy. We search the globe for musicians with soulful messages and playful hearts.

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English


Episodes

Jeremy Thomas in the Doodlin' Lounge

2/27/2019
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Jeremy Thomas will be making a rare appearance in the Bay Area in March and so, I felt it appropriate to bring him into my Doodlin' Lounge in order that folks who have not yet heard or him could have the opportunity to dig his 'Oklahoma City Groove'. He plays both jazz drums and Hammond organ to a high degree of proficiency and can swing with the best of them. He is a bright young man with a tremendous future in music. The music that Ive mixed with our conversation comes from a...

Duration:00:54:06

Ken Nordine in the Doodlin' Lounge

2/18/2019
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R.I.P. Ken Nordine (4/13/20 - 2/16/19) . One of/if not the greatest ever, voice talent... I feel very fortunate to have had this conversation with him a couple of years ago

Duration:00:58:38

Duncan McMillan in the Doodlin' Lounge

2/15/2019
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Duncan McMillan belongs to the not-so-young generation of jazz organists who sprung from the music of Lonnie Smith, Charles Earland and others of that mid-seventies period. Pittsburgh-born, Bill Heid (who spent a great deal of time in Detroit) influenced young Duncan to a large degree. It was Bill's connection to the veterans of jazz organ that inspired Duncan to move forward with his own dream of becoming a jazz organist. He has come a long way in his development and reveals his deep love...

Duration:00:58:35

Butch Cornell in the Doodlin' Lounge

2/11/2019
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This is a podcast made from my radio program I produced with organist Butch Cornell in November of 2007 - just a year before Butch passed. I decided to upload it again because I feel it has such significance to the era of organ jazz that I love; to the people who played this music and who struggled with the interfering drug culture; and to the life lessons that one man can offer to future generations of musicians. In many ways, this may be the most important podcast I've ever produced. I...

Duration:00:56:34

Mark Elf in the Doodlin' Lounge

2/7/2019
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Guitarist Mark Elf joins me in this episode and discusses his beginning days as a guitarist and how he came up through the ranks, cutting his teeth with organ-greats like Jimmy McGriff, Richard Groove Holmes, Charles Earland and Jack McDuff. He has over a dozen recordings out on his own Jen-Bay Record label and has done an immeasurable job of promoting other musicians with their projects. I'm sure you'll enjoy Mark's perspective on music and life.

Duration:00:58:25

Mark Elf in the Doodlin' Lounge

2/6/2019
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Guitarist Mark Elf joins me in this episode and discusses his beginning days as a guitarist and how he came up through the ranks, cutting his teeth with organ-greats like Jimmy McGriff, Richard Groove Holmes, Charles Earland and Jack McDuff. He has over a dozen recordings out on his own Jen-Bay Record label and has done an immeasurable job of promoting other musicians with their projects. I'm sure you'll enjoy Mark's perspective on music and life.

Duration:00:58:25

My last interview with Sonny Fortune

11/2/2018
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This interview with the great Sonny Fortune - who we lost this past October 25 - was done on September 7, 2007 just before he was to play three nights in San Francisco. There is no music - just Sonny and I talking over the phone... hope you enjoy. Sonny Fortune R.I.P.

Duration:00:20:51

Roberta Piket in the Doodlin' Lounge

10/11/2018
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Roberta Piket has long since been known as one of our most revered jazz pianists but recently she received notable recognition from downbeat magazine in the 'rising star' category for organists. This spiked my curiosity and drove me back to her discography to explore her excursions into jazz organ. She joins me in this episode of my Doodlin' Lounge and discusses her interest in the organ and how it has now driven her to form a new organ trio that will soon play a larger role in her music...

Duration:00:58:10

Azure McCall in the Doodlin' Lounge

9/30/2018
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Vocalist Azure McCall is my guest in this episode of the Doodlin' Lounge. Originally from the Bay Area, Azure spent 46 years living and singing professionally in Hawaii becoming Hawaii's Favorite Jazz Singer. Now, back in the Bay Area, she's re-establishing her position as one of the top vocalists and performers on the west coast. With at least three fabulous CDs under her belt she now prepares herself for a return to the limelight. Enjoy her sparkling personality and divine music in the...

Duration:00:57:57

Etta Jones in the Doodlin' Lounge

9/16/2018
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It's hard to believe that Etta Jones has been gone for seventeen years, passing in November of 2001. In this Doodlin' Lounge, I bring back an interview I did with her soon after seeing her perform in San Francisco many years ago. Her sincerity and personable style come across as she chats with us about life and her remarkable career as one of the most gifted song stylists the world has known. Enjoy...

Duration:00:58:27

Vanessa Rubin in the Doodlin' lounge

9/9/2018
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Vocalist and song stylist Vanessa Rubin stops in my Doodlin' Lounge to share her thoughts on sustaining a long career in this music world and reflecting on those who have influenced her and contributed to the legacy of singers who have been associated with organ combos. Her wisdom and personal message is most important to the genre. I know you will find the few recordings of Vanessa that I've embedded and her commentary both delightful and inspirational

Duration:00:58:59

Zoh Hamrick in the Doodlin' Lounge

9/2/2018
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Tenor saxophonist Zoh Hamrick is a mere eighteen years of age as we catch her entering the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and speaking to us about her budding career in Jazz. Born and raised in Tennessee, Zoh has almost taught herself to play the saxophone but has also caught the attention of accomplished musicians who have guided her along the way. She brings two very exciting tracks to my Doodlin' Lounge and speaks with unbridled energy about her first steps into academia and the...

Duration:00:29:51