Archive for November, 2006
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“Live with the Jazzcat“
Hello all, this is LeRoy Downs and each week I will broadcast a live 15 minute segment every Tuesday at 5:15 PM PST on KRMLradio.com and 1410 AM KRML radio in beautiful Carmel California.
Hamada ,who is a director at KRML Jazz and Blues station, has taken me
on to do a weekly segment that I am sure your are going to enjoy! He
has one hour show Monday thru Friday called
“For Locals Only“.
On each Tuesday of the month @ 5:15 for about 15 to 20 minutes, Gary will turn it over to me for a segment of
“Live with The Jazzcat“
Each week there will be an interview of someone special and wonderful in this beautiful art form we call jazz.
I will see you there!
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LeRoy Downs will be live on the air
An ever present melodic spirit weaving, comping, and burning with the best
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“Monterey Bay's Jazz and Blues station in Carmel California”
A style, grace and beauty that softly caresses hearts and provides solid melodic tonal foundation for provacative thought
live on KRMLradio.com or on
1410AM KRML radio in Carmel California
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This is my first time back on the
scene since the passing of my love.
Quite different ,but happy to experience live free creative sound.
Beautiful music and the spirit
that encompasses the peace within was the perfect invitation back; simple, thoughtful,
with time to breathe and fully express musical statements in a conversation
rich with expression. Billy Bang is a
persuasive expressionist. The 5 note
mantra is loaded with soul and is a perfect podium to support free speech. Khalil
El Zabar is magical on the African fingered instrument. His notes ring out with beauty and span
through sea and sky of distant lands carrying a message of peace, love and unity. I have been in the Jazz Bakery many times and
have never seen a second set so packed with audience members who seek the
The second piece is a Bang
composition and it is played out like a thriller packed with unanticipated
adventure. His violin is tuned in to my favorite
frequency, inside out!
The Hamiet Bluiett hops in with his tenor screaming
expression from the top of the mountain to the baritone valley stopping on the
ledges between the notes of safety and peril. Although death is never the
intended destination, the cutting edge music opens the portal to worlds between
Khalil El Zabar is up communicating
with the spirit of the rhythm Gods.
Soul, Soul, Soul, an ethnic heating pad warms the skin of his African
instrument as he proceeded to play another mantra and sing his political phrases
in Scott Heron fashion. These brothers are pied piping us into a hedonistic
realm where milk, honey and music rule the land.
Our gathering feels like it is
outside under the stars around a warm fire more than inside the comfort of the
Jazz Bakery; mental teleportation to scenes and images erected by the
music. The source is definitely
spiritual in nature and gives us a sense of oneness as humans. It’s like we are taken and lifted out of our
body to dance and sing before we return back as changed spirits.
“We as humans are responsible for
changing our world” as Khalil El Zabar expresses his disdain for the current
regime. He ends the set with a solo a cappella performance of Nancy Wilson and