Monthly Archives: March 2009

On Smooth Jazz vs. Straight-Ahead Jazz . . .

It’s all about who’s playing from the heart and touching souls. Music is music! – Nicholas Payton

Posted in Commentaries

On Lil’ Wayne . . .

People want to hear the truth . . . . or at least a healthy percentage of them do. Folks are tired of hearing bullisht; many of whom happen to be our youth. Now some of you may say that … Continue reading

Posted in Meditations

On Louis Armstrong . . .

Louis Armstrong’s trumpet is like the voice of God. He’s not asking; he’s telling you. Miles is more malleable; compassionate like Christ. Pops is so Old Testament. His voice dry. His articulation crisp. His phrasing so sharp and spot on. … Continue reading

Posted in Meditations