Tuesday, December 27, 2005


Nominations for the 48th annual Grammy Awards were just announced and Jamiroquai has been nominated for Best Music Video, Short Form: Feels Just Like It Should! The 48th Grammy Awards will broadcast live in February.

Bobby Caldwell will sing on the next Jason Miles project What's Goin' On: The Music of Marvin Gaye. According Smooth Jazz Vibes Bobby Caldwell will sing on Distant Lover on the album. On his last album, producer and keyboardist Jason Miles – who has collaborated with many of the top names in smooth jazz – invoked the sprit of the late jazz trumpeter Miles Davis with a work called Miles to Miles. Now Miles has his sights on the songs of Marvin Gaye for a CD he’s just finished recording called What’s Goin’ On: The Music of Marvin Gaye. Miles rearranged many of Marvin’s greatest hits and enlisted several top-notch musicians to help him, including Bobby Caldwell, guitarist Nick Colionne on I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Spyro Gyra saxophonist Jay Beckenstein on Too Busy Thinkin’ Bout My Baby and trumpeter Herb Alpert on Let’s Get It On. As always, Miles assembled a killer rhythm section with bassists Marcus Miller, Scott Ambush and James Genus, drummer Gene Lake and percussionist Cyro Baptista on board. Among the CD’s other songs are such Marvin Gaye nuggets as What’s Goin’ On, Sexual Healing, Mercy Mercy Me and Ain’t Nothin’ Like the Real Thing. Guest vocalists include Chiara Civello, James "D Train" Williams and Guida DePalma. Jason Miles has produced several other concept albums, including To Grover, With Love, Celebrating the Music of Weather Report and A Love Affair: The Music of Ivan Lins.What’s Goin’ On: The Music of Marvin Gaye will be available Feb. 7 on the Narada label.

Nelson Rangell and special guest Lin Roundtree appear at the La-Z-BoyCenter/Meyer Theatre in Monroe, MI on January 28, 2006.

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