Michael B and Friends | No More Blues

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Gene Harris Oscar Peterson Ray Bryant

Album Links
official website

More Artists From
United States - Georgia

Other Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Jazz quartet Blues: Piano Blues Moods: Type: Instrumental
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

No More Blues

by Michael B and Friends

Easy listening, swinging standard jazz and bossa novas with three originals by the artist.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz quartet
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title's physical copies and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
6:01 $0.99
2. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
6:58 $0.99
3. Blue Reflections
5:34 $0.99
4. Be My Love
4:37 $0.99
5. Am I Blue
5:34 $0.99
6. New Life
5:35 $0.99
7. After Hours
6:25 $0.99
8. Song For Jojo
5:40 $0.99
9. Blues Of The Prairies
6:25 $0.99
10. My Romance
5:26 $0.99
11. Miss Celie's Blues
6:42 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes

Michael was born in Columbus, Ohio and at the age of three his family moved to San Diego, California where he would start his musical career. At the age of five, Michael\'s parents purchased a spinet piano for his birthday. And, within a few months, he was learning to play the piano from recordings. Much to his father\'s chagrin, he gravitated toward the blues and boogie. By the time he was six, he had actually learned how to play a little of each. This however, appalled his Italian father, who had aspirations for his son to become a classical pianist. Michael\'s grandfather was from the \"old country\" and the family listened to opera and great classical pianists every Sunday at the family dinner. Michael, therefore, spent his next seven years taking classical lessons.

When he was in the ninth grade, he used to go to the choir room after school and play the piano. It was there that he met a tenor sax player named Ronnie who played in a rock and roll - rhythm and blues band. He asked Michael if he wanted to audition. After being accepted, he spent the next four-and-a-half years in heaven. The band was HOT, even opening for acts like Johnny Cash and Jimmy Durante. Mr. Durante\'s piano player didn\'t show up, and Jimmy was very gracious and asked Michael to play for him!

After high school, Michael enlisted in the Air Force Band, where he met John Kaufman, a musical genius, who mentored him for the next three years. For a total of six years, he was steeped in music and surrounded by wonderful musicians in the Armed Forces Bands. During this time, he performed for two U.S. Presidents, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, and numerous dignitaries.

Upon his discharge from the service, Michael played in clubs and hotels in the L.A. area with many distinguished musicians including: Bassists: Luther Hughes, John Pattitucci, John Clayton and Monty Budwig; Drummers: Jake Hanna, Jeff Hamilton, Carl Burnett, Art Rodriguez and Nick Martinez; Guitarists: John Paisano, Ron Eschete and Frank Potenza; Vocalists: Stephanie Haynes and Tierney Sutton. In 1988, he became Musical Director for the singer, Jack Jones. The gig with Jack was a real learning experience, very musical, and he had the privilege of conducting and performing with some of the finest musicians in the U.S. and Europe.

At this time, Michael resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Emma and Baldwin.



to write a review