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American Big Band dates

Finishing up four days with the American Big Band "Home for the Holidays" Christmas Show. What a great group of consumate professionals. You'd expect nothing less out of Nashville TN. They don't call it music city for nothing.

The entire cast is absolutely swinging. Steve Kummer is the bomb, along with Jimmy Boland, Vinnie Ciesielski, and Josh on drums. The singers and dancers are superb. So much fun......... 

Added by Tim Gordon on December 7, 2013 at 11:54am — No Comments

Great show last night by Mingo Fishtrap

Last night Michele and I went out to hear the band Mingo Fishtrap. What a great band to hear live. They are funky, soulful and just down right fun. 

It was a special treat to talk to Dan Bechdolt the tenor plkayer with the band. He is a nice guy and lots of fun to listen to. Dan is playing on a new FJIII Macsax mouthpiece designed by Eric Falcon. He loves it and sounded great. What, you thought we wern't going to talk about that? It's a small world and Dan had run into my friend Doug…

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Added by Tim Gordon on October 26, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Friends what do you think?

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Today I was talking with Jaijai Jackson of The Jazz Network Worldwide and we thought we'd ask our friends here in my music network what tune they think from my "Up & Up" CD should be the next single.  

As I move forward I'd really like to hear from you and get your input.

I hope that everyone is well and happy,

Many thanks for your…

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Added by Tim Gordon on September 27, 2013 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Engaging our community

 

"Encouraging a young musical mind is the key to education"




Hi friends,

I wanted to let you know that very soon we will begin a new feature here on "A Little Groove Among Friends" in which we will celebrate…

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Added by Tim Gordon on August 2, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

"The Music of Dexter Gordon"

     

          Tuesday night at the Stage Door Theater I was honored to play a concert featuring the music of Saxophone icon Dexter Gordon. The concert was a huge success thanks to the brilliant playing of Mark Stallings on piano, Elisa Pruett on upright bass and Brian Sullivan on drums. Not to mention the stellar audience who attended the sold out performance.

    Many thanks to all involved. I will look forward to the chance to do this again.

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Added by Tim Gordon on July 18, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Up & UP goes to radio

   

     Hi Friends

    I wanted to let you know that Up & Up goes to radio on June 10 with the help of Cliff and Jason Gorov at "Gorov Music Marketing" in Las Vegas, NV. I am so excited to have the support of dedicated professionals and of so many good friends. Thank you all for joining this group and helping support this effort. It is a comfort to know that I am not alone in this journey.

     A Sincere and heartfelt thanks to all, Tim  

Added by Tim Gordon on June 9, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

Charlottesville VA with Frankie Valli

A big thanks to Robby Robinson (MD), Rick Keller (sax), Redmond (sound), Dean Egnater (production manager) and the whole crew who work with Frankie Valli. This remains a top notch show due to the professionalism of the organization the great material which includes hit after hit, and of course "Frankie". You've got to love this guy. 

Thanks to my new friends who play with the military bands in Washington DC:Lorenzo Trujillo and Graham Breedlove on trumpet, Victor Barranco on trombone…

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Added by Tim Gordon on May 29, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Charlotte Blumey Awards

Congratulations to all the participants in Charlotte's "Blumey Awards" The awards show for High School performances of broadway shows. There is unbelievable talent is our community. Singing, dancing and drama were featured is abundance last weekend Sunday May 19 at the Charlotte's Performing Arts Center. Under the direction of Grammy Nominated  composer,arranger, choreographer David Dabbon the show was a huge success. The best young actors were supported by Charlottes best musical talent. It…

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Added by Tim Gordon on May 19, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

CharlotteVoices

       Thanks to the Charlotte voices for a great week of vocal music May 7-11. The group sounded strong under the direction of Kristin Hinds. Impromptu was also in good form and performed several numbers. It was a pleasure to hear 8% for the first time. Long time "Sound Source" friend Craig Mace sang bass with this group. These guys brought down the house. Be sure to support live music often. 

Added by Tim Gordon on May 8, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Charlotte Symphony Performance last weekend

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performed a concert of cinema classics last weekend. The concert included selectipons from: Harry Potter, James Bond, Pirates of the Caribbean, Adventures on Earth from E.T., and several more classic movie themes. It is always great to hear great players doing what they do best. I was excited to join the orchestra for "Lawrence Of Arabia" (in the clarinet section) and Henri Mancini's "The Pink Panther". The concert was held in Charlotte's newest venue,…

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Added by Tim Gordon on May 6, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments

Charlotte Symphony Performance last weekend

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performed a concert of cinema classics last weekend. The concert included selectipons from: Harry Potter, James Bond, Pirates of the Caribbean, Adventures on Earth from E.T., and several more classic movie themes. It is always great to hear great players doing what they do best. I was excited to join the orchestra for "Lawrence Of Arabia" (in the clarinet section) and Henri Mancini's "The Pink Panther". The concert was held in Charlotte's newest venue,…

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Added by Tim Gordon on May 6, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments

Tosco Music Party

Thank you to my friend John Tosco.

Last Saturday night I played with Solo Artist Bob Malone, at the Tosco Music Party. Bob is the keyboard player with John Fogarty, former guitarist with Creedence Clearwater Revival. Bob is a wonderful player and quite a showman as well. We played tunes from his new CD release "Ain't What You Know". Good luck Bob on your coming tour.  

I also played with Donna Duncan who always brings the good stuff. The Donna Duncan Band is playing around town…

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Added by Tim Gordon on April 23, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Southwest Virginia Community College

Many thanks to my new friends at "Southwest Virginia Community College" for an energetic and fun week of jazz music. Also to my old friends Rick Simmerly, Matt Kendrick and Rich Willey, and to my new friends Joseph Trivette, Ryan Mullins and John Sharpe. We played a total of six concerts throughout the week and were well received at each event.

This program brings good music to the community under the direction of Dr. Joseph Trivette music chair and director of both jazz…

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Added by Tim Gordon on April 9, 2013 at 3:28pm — No Comments

The Detroit Memphis Experience

The Detroit Memphis Experience is currently number three (3) on the Roots Radio Airplay chart. The band is on DIMEX records and features Kathy Kosins and Darryl Johnson vocals, Tim Smith Bass, Roddy Smith guitar, Steve Willetts keyboards, Tommy Wells drums, Doug Moffit and Tim Gordon Saxes and winds. The band features early R&B blusey and funky grooves written by the icons of the music industry.  

Added by Tim Gordon on April 2, 2013 at 9:13am — 1 Comment

Monday Night All Stars

April 1, 2013 Thanks to the guys in the Monday Night All Stars. I sat in last night at the Double Door with the local favorites, Ziad Rabie, Rick Blackwell, Dustin Hofness, Chris Allen and Shana Blake. Always a good time. Get out to see these guys if it's been a while. They sound great, It's a great hang, and you never know who's going to walk in the front door. 

Added by Tim Gordon on April 2, 2013 at 8:58am — No Comments

Dip Ferrel and the True Tones

Last Sunday we recorded five more tunes in the on-going "Dip Ferrel and the True Tones" saga.

These sessions are always fun. We record the entire band live. Rhythm section; Don Dixon Bass, Jamie Hoover on Guitar, Mark Stallings on Keyboards, Jim Brock on drums, horns; usually three:Brad Wilcox on trumpet, and Tony Hayes and I on saxophones and most times the back up vocals (again usually three); Shana Blake, Beth Charneau, and Rick Blackwell.  

These tunes are almost always…

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Added by Tim Gordon on March 25, 2013 at 11:40pm — No Comments

From The Desk Of Tim Gordon...

Friends, I am starting a social network, a chance to share and to allow for group participation in the music we all love.  I am hoping to expand my world of music into yours and vice versa.

Collaboration is not only an important part of what we do, it is essential to our musical growth and prosperity.  

The most important performances of my life have been those in which real interaction took place.  Moments in which time seemed to be frozen in place, experiences I took…

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Added by Tim Gordon on March 13, 2013 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

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Industry Veteran Ricky Schultz says...

"The measure of a musician is their body of work.  It's what seperates the men from the boys.​

Credentials --- the company you keep. It takes time, opportunity, and in the end-real talent do such a thing. You have to put in many thousands of hours--you can't fake the funk.

What makes a body of work? Twenty years with both The Temptations and The Four Tops. Like a rock.

Having worked with a list of artists so deep, (Google it) from so many genres, that suddenly it hits you--TIM GORDON is one of those players--one of the clutch, go to saxophonists in contemporary music.

Dedicated to his art, Tim is a connoisseur-level musician. His dedication is apparent when you hear his sound. And suddenly it hits you again--you've probably heard him before, maybe even seen him along your musical journey.

SOULFUL, hip-smart, and technically brilliant. What else could you ask of a saxophone player?

Encyclopedic range, comfort with any kind of music, and besides all that? He's a real nice guy.


You're in for a real treat here. Tim Gordon has finally made a record of his own.

Enjoy,
Ricky Schultz

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