BB Tenor

BB Tenor

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Jazz - General | Woodstock, New York, United States
Total Song Plays: 21   
Member Since: 2005
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Hello, Good People:

First of all, thank you for your interest in this site.
Should you be among those who would like to purchase any of the music, I am informed that an album is not available as a whole, for the time being. However, each album cover, with a list of tunes on the album, can be found in the Photos area, to guide you in your selections.
What's also convenient here, is the fact you can listen to the entire track, before you decide.
One album in particular, The MaddScatter Meets The Bard of Bop, should have the songs played in sequence, for two of the tracks (Song Titles a la Bop, and More Song Titles a la Bop) are produced that way.
I hope you have as much fun listening, as I had playing and singing for you.

Again, thanks for the visit,
I dig it.


Jazz Broadcaster's Video

A Jazz Affair is a video all about how one person became involved with the most magical of all musics, even before birth. For broadcast journalist Brian Madden, it was in his parents' blood, and they passed it on to him, like it or not. But he did grow to like it, and to love it.
His father, Richard, grew up in Cicero, Illinois, when the Austin High Gang was struttin' its barbeque from the influences of Satch and King Oliver. His mother was a vaudevillian, dancer/singer, growing up in upstate New York, with a dancing partner sister, and three brothers, all musicians...piano, tenor, clarinet. When Madden was a wee lad, Muggsy Spanier became his godfather; from there he tells the story in this one-hour video that chronicles his eventual career as a radio/TV reporter/anchorman, interviewing and reporting on the greatest of the jazz musicians, including those with whom he got to play his tenor.

When Louis Armstrong died in 1971, Madden reported the obituary on Channel 5 in New York City. From there, he reported on the funeral of Thelonious Monk; interviewed Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Elvin Jones, Stan Getz, Milt Hinton, Barry Harris, Stanley Clarke, Jimmy Rushing, and many others, all documented in his video. Included are the autographs of Armstrong, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Chu Berry, Fletcher Henderson, plus Duke and the entire Ellington band of 1939.

Nowadays, BB plays his tenor in upstate locales around Woodstock, New York. A Jazz Affair video is available for viewing here and in-person at clinics, clubs, classrooms, and other venues where the history of jazz is part of a program, or of interest to true fans of the music.

For information, contact us right here at this web site or call (845) 688-1536.