Norman Connors
Norman Connors (born March 1, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American jazz drummer, composer, arranger, producer, and headliner, who has led some influential jazz and R&B groups. He had some big R&B hits of the day, especially in the area love ballads and songs with a positive statement in both titles and lyrics. Connors became interested in jazz as a child, and began playing drums early, once sitting in for Elvin Jones at a John Coltrane performance he attended while in middle school.
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Norman Connors
Norman Connors (born March 1, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American jazz drummer, composer, arranger, producer, and headliner, who has led some influential jazz and R&B groups. He had some big R&B hits of the day, especially in the area love ballads and songs with a positive statement in both titles and lyrics. Connors became interested in jazz as a child, and began playing drums early, once sitting in for Elvin Jones at a John Coltrane performance he attended while in middle school.
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Song For A Black Woman
Influenced by 70's vocal soul groups such as the Chi-Lites and The Dells, with string orchestra, lush harmonies and sitar. This tune is inspired by the work of Nina Simone. I wanted to try a very direct and personal lyric, as if I'm speaking to her. It's a pretty moody tune, contemplative and cool, as was the person - at least as long as you didn't upset her. Then, beware. If all of this describes your relationship with your own significant other, you'll feel this one. Also dedicated to the memory of my friend and collaborator Denise Johnson. Lyrics: Girl, when you smile there’s a sense of mystery There’s emotion when you close your eyes And when you speak in the voice of history Sacred moments become crystallised And when I hear you calling It doesn’t matter whether I’m on another planet Play on the keyboard just like something heavenly Although your words are bittersweet Isn’t it stranger than strange fruit can ever be The anger growing on the street? And when I hear you calling It doesn’t matter whether I’m from a different country Sit right down and count your fingers What’s a girl supposed to do? You were born to be unhappy They were there to make you blue All the saints and all the sinners All the politicians too And the raindrops keep on falling Feel them falling all around you. #SONGS #INSTAGOOD #BEAT #BEATS #JAM #MYJAM #NEWSONG #LOVETHISSONG #FAVORITESONG #BESTSONG #LISTENTOTHIS #GOODMUSIC #MUSICPROMO #MUSICBLOG #INSTAMUSIC #NEWMUSIC #NP #ARTISTRACK @hakimjamalmusic #musictips #musicinfluencer #musicnews #musicindustrynews #musicmarketing #musicbusiness #musicbusinesstips #indiemusician #instabeat #beatproducer #musicproductionlife #instaproducer #beatmakerlife #musictheory #hiphopproducer #rapperproducer #recordingstudio #studioone #plugin #audioengineer #audioengineering #flstudio #producedby #prodby #producersbelike #bedroommusicianmore
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Fly As The Next Guy
Hard, funky jam, based around Fender Rhodes electric piano and menacing, brooding brass. First single from the LA Jazz legend's new album 'The Soul Of Hakim Jamal.' Available immediately as a digital download at https://hakimjamal.bandcamp.com/music Album drops on all platforms on 1 Feb.more
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Steam (in my coffee)
Inspired from an observation while living in Toronto, Cn; Mental illness is overwhelming at times for sufferers. Most folk just need to know they are heard and recognized. Self healing just caslls for letting go. Like 'steam in your coffee' gotta let it go. A poetic piece attempting to meet in a listener's theater of the mind and illustrate the scenes and experiences of many and offer a simple remedy. To let go of a little 'steam' is a natural remedy. more
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