This long-awaited, funky new release by Contemporary Jazz great Alex Bugnon, is in a traditional Jazz Sextet format of piano, bass, drums and three horns, featuring Poogie Bell, Victor Bailey, Vincent Henry, Greg Boyer and Barry Danielian. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy. Beyond his recordings, Alex has built a loyal fan base through constant touring on the club and jazz festival circuits. That is the power of beauty. Visit for tickets and more information. For the funeral, he got all 10 of them together, two hours before the service, to rehearse.
We did one rehearsal followed by recording eight tracks in two days, May 5-6, 2009 — boom… done! Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda. It's not far, just close by, Through an open door. Then I came back to New York and added Barry Danielian on trumpet who also doubled on Flugelhorn. He spent four years working as a session musician in New York, backing urban and jazz performers such as Patti Austin, Freddie Jackson, James Ingram, and Keith Sweat. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. There's no break, ain't no end, Just a-livin' on, I'm wide awake with a smile, Goin' on and on.
I felt I could achieve a similar thing in my music with the cats I had. Please give full name of contact Jaijai Jackson What Instrument do you play? I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. Piano What is your website address? World renowned musician How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. Alex brings both Latin-tinged yet reverently gospel feels to it. Home, home, I'm goin' home. Signed to Orpheus Records, he released his debut album, Love Season, in 1989. It has been re-imagined in dizzying vocal and instrumental variations, tempos and moods ever since — mostly by jazz artists.
And on his new album Going Home, he boldly explores that music — his first love — more explicitly than ever before. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track. Musical Artist, Producer, Educator, Clinician, Music Director, Arranger, Composer, Jazz Presenter Tell us a little about your background. Born in beautiful Montreux, Switzerland, world famous for a jazz festival that has hosted thousands, he was pre-destined to be a jazz man. . And on his new album Going Home, he boldly explores that music — his first love — more explicitly than ever before. I kept it for years knowing one day I would do something with it.
Buster Williams The Jazz Network reserves the right to approve, decline, ban or suspend membership at anytime without notice at its own discretion. And they were all played by musicians who are not only superb at what they do but most are also long time friends of Bugnon, adding a warmth and camaraderie to the mix that is palpable in every bar. He spent a lot of time playing not only jazz but gospel, gigging on that time-honored southern circuit. With the friends I knew. I loved this song so much that I asked him for the lead sheet. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums.
Alex Bugnon - Going Home Biography For the last two decades, keyboardist Alex Bugnon has been a romantic yet energetic force on the contemporary jazz scene - an ambassador from the last days of the Quiet Storm in possession of chameleonic skills befitting him as a straight ahead jazz piano leader and soul as a sideman. Born in beautiful Montreux, Switzerland, world famous for a jazz festival that has hosted thousands, Alex was pre-destined to be a jazz man. That most recent gig found his new music from Going Home receiving quite the warm welcome. Upon graduation he moved to New York. All of the new songs were composed very quickly in the heat of inspiration. The timing of this record could not be more perfect.
Later, I discovered albums like Maiden Voyage, then really freaked out with Head Hunters and Thrust. Our parents were friends when we were toddlers. This bought him some crucial creative incubation time while also giving him something fresh to sell during his never-ending weekend warrior shows. I figured I would mix some of that with the kind of soul-jazz that Lee Morgan, Horace Silver and Herbie Hancock recorded when they were on Blue Note — that vibe and that sextet instrumentation trio with horns. The same is true of great art. They sang three songs beautifully. These can be the foundation of a serious and original school of composition, to be developed in the United States.
I mean they knew exactly how to orchestrate their parts. From there he segued into the four albums he did for Narada Records, an associated label that specialized in smooth jazz and new age. Tickets are selling fast so get yours today! No more fret or pain, No more stumbling on the way, And no more longin' for the day, Goin' to roam no more. Mornin' star lights the way, Restless dreams all done, Shadow's gone, break of day, Real life's just begun. Miles brought in sketches of things then all the magic was created on the spot with Cannonball, Trane, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Wynton Kelly and Bill Evans.
Mother's there 'spectin' me, And father's waitin' too, Lots of folk are gathered there, With the friends I knew. A month later I felt like I should add some acoustic guitar so I put my old friend Keith Robinson on there. He attended the Paris Conservatory of Music for two years, then moved to the U. These beautiful and varied themes are the product of the soil. Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted. These cats know the full tonal registers and textures of their instruments.
I am grateful to all of them for their brotherhood, loyalty and support. So I went to Washington D. Though Going Home is stylistically miles ahead of his debut Love Season so long ago, it mirrors it in several interesting ways. Goin' home, goin' home, I'm just goin' home, It's not far, just close by, Through an open door, I'm just goin' home. Contemporary jazz keyboard player Alex Bugnon, nephew of trumpeter Donald Byrd, grew up going to the Montreux Jazz Festival in his hometown in Switzerland. In 2007, he lucked out when boutique specialty label Mosaic released the comprehensive Ultimate Alex Bugnon compilation — including something from every one of his albums and even allowing Alex a hand in approving and suggesting selections.