Category Archives: Music

Dion Parson and The 21st Century Band Perform at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

 Dion Parson  Looking for some culture in New York City this holiday weekend? Treat yourself to a night of jazz at the world famous Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola where Grammy Award winning drummer, Dion Parson and The 21st Century Band will be performing  now through September 4. I was in attendance for the kickoff of Dion’s 5-day concert series, where he and his ingenious musical crew treated a packed house to a 90-minute set of traditional jazz fused with soulful, islandy sounds. Percussion, saxophone, steel pans, trumpet, piano, bass and Dion on the drums provides for a perfect blend of lively Caribbean rhythms and standard jazz harmonies. Not to be upstaged by the stellar

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Musical Reflections: Tracy Chapman | Fast Car

I was 8-years-old when I owned my very first album. Up until that point, Mom would purchase singles for me. The first single I ever owned was the Inspector Gadget theme song sampled joint by Bad Boys. And yes, it was a vinyl record. I’m sure Mom still has it. She’s a pack rat. But the very first full length album that I not only owned but listened to from start to finish was Tracy Chapman’s eponymous debut. The young man who drove the church van would always talk to me about this album that he could not stop listening

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Music Review: Marsha Ambrosius | Late Nights & Early Mornings

Marsha Ambrosius gained fame as “the songtress” of the five-time Grammy award nominated duo Floetry.  But when the spoken word/lyrical hybrid split in 2007, Ambrosius set her sights on a solo career. After languishing in development hell and leaving Dr. Dre’s record label, Aftermath Entertainment, the sexy England native finally drops her first solo album,  Late Nights & Early Mornings, a sensual 13 track set of unapologetic love songs and mellow mood music. A flirty Ambrosius knows exactly what she wants and isn’t afraid to say it on “With You,” a track she co-wrote with Alicia Keys about the overwhelming lust of

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