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Saxophonist Arno Haas - Arno was born in the Black Forest region of Germany. While growing up he nurtured a musical curiosity, which became a life commitment to the pursuit of music. In pursuit of his interest, he joined his schools music club, where he participated in various band projects. This gave rise to thoughts of becoming a "professional musician." He received real life experience with being a musician while serving a year in the Air Force Music Corps/Karlsruhe. He says, "this experience was one reason for my decision to become a professional musician." He studied and graduated from the Swiss Jazz School at Bern (Switzerland).  While in school, he met "the master of the Blues, Sidney "Guitar Crusher" Selby, and was chosen to perform with the Cadillac Blues Band from Fribourg for 10 year tour. "During his musical career, Arno has played with "various bands and musicians such as Franco Ambrosetti, Peter Herbolzheimer in Jazz, or with the (ex-Rolling Stone) Mick Taylor, Paul Kuhn, with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Joo Kraus, Ack van Rooyen, Nikolas Simion, Peter Herbolzheimer, Tom Novy, Nubya, Göla, Sandra Studer, Maya Brunner, Polo Hofer, Lokua Kanza, Henri Dikongué, Wolfgang Haffner, James Moody, Thomas Stabenow and many others.  Since 2009 he has been a member of the Stuttgart Jazz Orchestra. The collaboration with Wolfgang Dauner and Helen Schneider started through this Orchestra." He released his first album, "Magic Hands," in 2013 to good reviews. He released "Back to You" in 2015, featuring 7-times Grammy winner Al Jarreau on the track titled "Lucky Chance," and singer Evelyn Kallansee from the Dutch band Tristan featured on "When Love Is Real". Arno released "Graffiti" in 2021. He is featured on numerous albums as sideman, and can be seen and heard performing in many venues in Europe and worldwide. Follow him through his links: Facebook, Website and DC Bebop page.

MUSIC CD ARCHIVE: ONECD

Dmitri Matheny
Dmitri Matheny- Cascadia (2022) "Cascadia is, in part, a celebration of Matheny's adopted home in the Northwest, where he has connected with Origin Records for this, his debut on the label. The music has roots in the mid-sixties Blue Note Records era. The project sounds relaxed, as if making these sounds is so easy to do. It is soulful. Saxophonist Charles McNeil gives off a Ben Webster vibe when he plays tenor, and pianist Bill Anschell—a long time Origin Records artist—has that crystalline touch and the sparkle of Red Garland. The theme—aside from the Matheny's home in the Northwest—seems to be pure beauty. His flugelhorn sound is warm and round, with a glow, like pure gold, no alloys allowed. "   ~ Dan McClenaghan - allaboutjazz.com.

MUSIC CD ARCHIVE: DOUBLECD

Yuko Mabuchi
Yuko Mabuchi - Yuko (2020) "In 2021, Japanese piano jazz sensation Yuko Mabuchi released a double live CD set simply entitled Yuko. The perfect musical showcase for The Yuko Mabuchi Trio, Yuko was recorded live in concert at the Vibrato Jazz Club in Los Angeles, with the support of her group members Del Atkins (bass) and Bobby Breton (drums). As this choice selection of music points out, Yuko is an electrifying and charismatic performer that is as equally comfortable playing original music featured on her four earlier albums, as she is in covering a wide range of song classics by Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, George Gershwin and Stevie Wonder to name a few artists covered by Yuko here. Other Yuko highlights include the 1963 Japanese pop classic “Sukiyaki” and a rousing version of the 1967 Marvin Gaye / Tammi Terrell hit, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, which also spotlights Yuko’s vocals as a song-closing coda at the end."    ~ Roots Music ReportFacebook, YouTube, and Website page. .


Yuko Mabuchi - Yuko Mabuchi Trio (2017) "Composer and pianist Yuko Mabuchi, jazz phenomenon, was born in Fukui, on the west coast of Japan, north of Kyoto. She moved to the United States in 2016 and has been building a strong reputation as a jazz pianist and composer in the United States. In addition to her jazz gigs around North America, Yuko volunteers with the Watts-Willoughbrook Youth Symphony, where she is a beloved member of the community. Yuko’s debut album with Yarlung Records, the Yuko Mabuchi Trio, was recorded March 30th and 31st, 2017 at the Brain and Creativity Institute’s Cammilleri Hall, designed by Yasuhisa Toyota. This is the same concert hall where Yarlung also recorded Misha, Sophisticated Lady jazz quartet, and Nigel Armstrong."   ~ YarlungaAtists.org


MUSIC ARTS: SESSION

Music Arts session - Concert, Station, PBS, NPR and other live mini concert sessions and interviews. Lee Ritenour - Bahia Funk
Lee Ritenour has gathered some of the finest jazz musicians around for an intimate concert at the famous Cocoanut Grove. Among those joining Ritenour on stage are Bob James, Tuck and Patti, Phil Perry, Harvey Mason, Ernie Watts and Joao Bosco and Paulinho Da Costa. Filmed in Los Angeles in 1990 the concert was released on 2 set DVD. Amazon: DVD - Lee Ritenour and Friends - Live from the Cocoanut Grove - Vols. 1 & 2

BOOK RACK: FEATURED BOOK


Neil Gaiman – American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (2011) "Shadow is an ex-convict who is released from prison three days early when his wife Laura is killed in a car accident. Shadow is devastated by her death, and is distraught to learn that she died alongside his best friend Robbie, with whom she had been having an affair. He takes a job as a bodyguard for a mysterious con man, Mr. Wednesday, and travels with him across the United States, visiting Wednesday's acquaintances. Shadow meets a leprechaun named Mad Sweeney, who gives Shadow a magical gold coin after Shadow beats him in a fight. Shadow later tosses the coin into his wife's grave at her funeral, inadvertently bringing her back from the dead as a semi-living revenant. Shadow meets Czernobog and the Zorya Sisters. One of the sisters gives Shadow a silver coin, coming from the moon, that will protect him. Shadow learns that Wednesday is an incarnation of Odin the All-Father, and that he is recruiting American manifestations of the Old Gods, whose powers have waned as their believers have decreased in number, to participate in a battle against the New American Gods – manifestations of modern life and technology, such as the Internet, media, and modern means of transport. Shadow meets many of Wednesday's allies, including Mr. Nancy (Anansi), Easter (Eostre), Whiskey Jack (Wisakedjak) and John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed). "     ~ Wikipedia and Amazon.com

BOOK RACK: FEATURED SERIES


ROGER ZELAZNY - Chronicles of Amber "The Chronicles of Amber is a series of fantasy novels by American writer Roger Zelazny. The main series consists of two story arcs, each five novels in length. Additionally, there are a number of Amber short stories and other works. Four additional prequel books, authorized by the Zelazny estate following his death, were authored by John Gregory Betancourt. "     Wikipedia,   Books: Nine Princes in Amber, The Guns of Avalon, The Sign of the Unicorn, The Hand of Oberon, The Courts of Chaos, Trumps of Doom, Blood of Amber, Sign of Chaos, Knight of Shadows, Prince of Chaos.   Amazon Books

MOVIES: FEATURED MOVIE

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

""Ferris Bueller" was directed by John Hughes, the philosopher of adolescence, whose credits include "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Pretty In Pink." In all of his films, adults are strange, distant creatures who love their teenagers, but fail completely to understand them. That's the case here, all right: All of the adults, including a bumbling high-school dean (Jeffrey Jones), are dim-witted and one-dimensional. And the movie's solutions to Cameron's problems are pretty simplistic. But the film's heart is in the right place, and "Ferris Bueller" is slight, whimsical and sweet."    RogerEbert.com   Link: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) - Buy/Rent Watch online

CUISINE: FEATURED RESTAURANT

Jinya Ramen Bar
- "Long-boiled pork-bone broth so rich it could fell an ox. Excited staffers shouting something at you in a foreign language when you walk in. Loud, frantic noodle slurping. Ah, yes, it must be another authentic tonkotsu-style ramen shop. This one, however, the first New York branch of a Tokyo-based mini-chain, is already a bit of a sensation in Los Angeles, where there are three locations." Review: Grubb Street and Website: Jinya Ramen Bar


*The most recent featured musicians and play lists from the five Music listings on DC Bebop.   A musician listed on a DC Bebop page with an intro, is featured for 10 days with one of their songs.  Included in the play list are songs by nine other musicians in a table on DC Bebop. The songs are linked to a page (MySpace, Reverbnation, YouTube or where ever the song can be heard). The play list is not a top 10 list. It features songs I liked and think perhaps others might appreciate the music as well.


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