Thursday, May 7, 2009
AL JARREAU: He's cooler than the other side of the pillow
This was one I have been waiting for. The great Al Jarreau. Anyone who is a jazz fan knows all too well how the "instrument" himself never ceases to amaze those who know music. His voice isn't your normal fare. It is as different and facinating as he is pleasant and gracious. Al took almost an hour of time to be with us on this evening and took us back to his beginnings. From a college kid in Wisconsin who sang at country clubs to make ends meet to his first breaks in the bars of San Fran and L.A. where he was discovered. I gotta say, his stories of early brushes with Quincy Jones and George Duke are amazing. He even talks about his creative process and how one man had the vision to take Al to the world of pop music so he could grab a whole new audience back to the world of jazz. He is the only vocalist to have ever won Grammys in pop, R&B and jazz. He was an amazing interview and one that I think gives us what we always search for...behind-the-scenes stroies or trivia that you can't get anywhere else. Click on this episode and experience one of the most revealing and honest interviews to date. Al Jarreau.
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