#10 The success story of YolanDa Brown

The story of YolanDa Brown (first millennial on this podcast) shows what musicians have to do today to succeed. If you are a musician or have a friend or family member that aspire to be a musician, you should get them to listen to this podcast. In the 21st century you have to be multi-skilled. YolanDa’s persistence paid off, she is today one of the most recognisable names of the music scene in the UK. She has played for the president of Russia (and no one called for an investigation), has met the Queen, represents the Prince Fund and Mayor of London, hosts her own radio show… Meet her in Melbourne mid July exclusively at Bird’s Basement where she is performing for the first time in Australia.

 

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#9 Sammy Figueroa - from sideman to frontman

Sammy Figueroa worked as a percussionist with some of the greatest, Miles Davies, Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker are some of the few that come to mind. He was by the bedside of Miles when he passed away. Sammy has a collection of stories about everyone he played with. His way to express himself is quite colourful and some words may offend... But if you can get passed that, this episode will be rewarding because some of the stories shared are quite unique. Sammy also shares here the work in progress of his next recording.

 

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#8 T.S. Monk Let you in close. At Bird's Basement from 20 - 25 June

Today Albare speaks to Adrian Belew about his career with Frank Zappa, David Bowie, King Crimson and many more. He shares some great stories of what sets him apart other guitarists. Adrian is a visionary, the way he has conducted his career is testimony of his skill doing business in one of the toughest industry: show business. He shares here how he was able to achieve this. Don't miss Adrian Belew at Bird's Basement. Check birdsbasement.com for more info.

 

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#7. What Frank Zappa, David Bowie and King Crimson have in common? Answer: Adrian Belew

Today Albare speaks to Adrian Belew about his career with Frank Zappa, David Bowie, King Crimson and many more. He shares some great stories of what sets him apart other guitarists. Adrian is a visionary, the way he has conducted his career is testimony of his skill doing business in one of the toughest industry: show business. He shares here how he was able to achieve this. Don't miss Adrian Belew at Bird's Basement. Check birdsbasement.com for more info.

 

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#6 The Cookers Cook

The Cookers Cook, this Albare interviewed from LA, 3 prominent members of the Cookers. Billy Harper, Billy Hart and David Weiss are big names in the Jazz world. They have given a close up into their history, revealed stories about Wes Montgomery, Art Blackie, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock and many others. They provide insight in their way of improvising. The music this week was selected from albums from the Cookers, The Jazz Messengers, Mwandishi band, Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard

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