La Bella’s Musician of Note – Jamaaladeen Tacuma

I’d like to shine the spotlight on an advertisement that is, well… shining the spotlight on a musician, for lack of a better term.  Here’s a La Bella Strings clipping from the December 1981 issue of Musician magazine featuring bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma. There’s a certain level of charm to this advertisement that I find lacking … Continue reading La Bella’s Musician of Note – Jamaaladeen Tacuma

Record Label Closeup – Sackville Recordings

When you hear the term record label, what thoughts spring to mind?  To many, they think of big business, labels that buy and sell bands like they are stocks, and executives that will cut deeply into an artist’s revenue with the ferocity of Freddy Krueger.  While this may be true in some cases, particularly a … Continue reading Record Label Closeup – Sackville Recordings

John Scofield “Loud Jazz” Contest (Musician Magazine)

This June, I'm going to have the pleasure of seeing guitarist John Scofield in concert for the third time in my life.  I usually don't make habit of seeing an artist more than once to make opportunities for other concerts of interest.  However, I will make an exception if I deem the event to be … Continue reading John Scofield “Loud Jazz” Contest (Musician Magazine)