Murfreesboro, TN – LEBANON-BASED NOVELIST MICHAEL LEE WEST LOVES CRAZY LADIES. THAT'S THE TITLE OF HER FIRST NOVEL NOW IN PAPERBACK AND A NEW FOLLOW-UP MAD GIRLS IN LOVE. OUR RANDY O'BRIEN RECENTLY TALKED WITH THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE AUTHOR ABOUT CHARACTERS WITH MINDS OF THEIR OWN AND WHY BITSY WENTWORTH WON'T LEAVE HER ALONE.
Trained in the classical tradition of Franz Liszt, but nurtured on Art Tatum and Nat "King" Cole, Oscar is the standard to which many pianists aspire. This show examines his career from his origins in tough neighborhoods of Montreal, to his work with Norman Granz's Jazz At The Philharmonic, to his influential trio with bassist Ray Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis, to becoming a solo artist. Peterson will celebrate his eightieth birthday on August fifteenth.
"California Sessions" on Jazz On The Side, Sunday, August 7th at 12:00 p.m.
Nashville Tennessee native, Russ Freeman is sitting on top of the world these days. As leader of the Rippingtons - a band the Los Angeles Times called "one of the most popular and influential groups" in the smooth-jazz arena.