Born in Capetown,South Africa..Crazy about jazz based musics.Played Guitar,Violin,Oboe,Keyboards,Bass,Drums,Vocals..graduated from medical school.moved to New York City,got to play with many of my heros-Booker Ervin,Howard Mcghee,Jimmy Garrison,Billy Hart,Elvin Jones,Roland Kirk, Ted Curson ,Sheila jordan,Bob Moses and other wonderful musicians. Moved to Boston,graduated from the New england Conservatory with a jazz piano and Oboe degree..Mentors there included Jaki Byard,George Russell,Thad Jones,John Lewis,Kenny Dorham,Bob Brookmeyer,Frank Foster,Gerry Mulligan,Cecil Mcbee,Buell Neidlinger Tom Mckinley and more.. I found that I hated touring and love the music.. so I produce it at home and market it on the web to all of you... Jazz,Jazz and more Jazz....NOT SMOOTH ..funky,driving intricate emotional
Rakalam Bob Moses
Drummer, composer, artist, poet, dancer, visionary, nature mystic: Bob Moses's life has been a continuous quest for vision, spirit, compassion, growth, and mastery in a multiplicity of art forms. A partial list of stellar musicians Bob Moses has worked and/or recorded with both as a leader and a sideman includes: Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Jim Pepper, Larry Coryell, The Free Spirits, Dave Liebman, Gary Burton, Keith Jarrett, Steve Swallow, Michael Gibbs, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Paul Bley, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, Jaco Pastorius, Hal Galper, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Steve Kuhn, Sheila Jordan, Bobby McFerrin, Dave Sanborn, Bill Frisell, Eddie Gomez, Don Alias, John Scofield, Terumasa Hino, Dave Holland, Charlie Haden, Hermeto Pascoal, Jovinos Santos Neto, Danillo Perez, David Sanchez, Chucho Valdes, Jimmy Slyde, Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Stan Strickland, Tiger Okoshi, Nana Vasconcelos, Obo Addy, John Medeski, Vernon Reid, DJ Logic, Badal Roy, Ravikiran, Master Anand, Raqib Hassan, Sam Rivers, Pharoah Sanders, Tisziji Munoz, and many others. Moses's first recording as a leader was the 1968 album Love Animal, with Jim Pepper, Larry Coryell, Steve Swallow, and Keith Jarrett. The albums Bittersuite in the Ozone and Love Everlasting, the later recorded with spiritual master and guitar genius Tisziji Munoz, both received five stars in Downbeat. The album Love Everlasting, recorded September 23, 1987, features Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, John Medeski, and John Lockwood, while the album Drumming Birds, also 1987, features percussion duets with Billy Martin.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY:
–on Bittersuite in the Ozone
"A record so human, so goddamn bloody real, that you fully expect it to climb out of the jacket alone and lay down on the turntable for a ride. It is music that breathes, grunts, cries, sings, and laughs-it makes categories arbitrary and insignificant. Though the players involved are known for their jazz affiliations, the music appeal made here is universal."–John Sinclair, The Detroit Sun
–on When Elephants Dream of Music
"Bob Moses has now emerged as the possessor of one of the grander imaginations in America's true classical music. No orchestral composer of this scope, mellow wit, and freshly distinctive range of colors has come along since Gil Evans."-Nat Hentoff, Modern Recording and Music
–on On Time Stood Still
"Leave it to Moses, a multi-directional shamanistic groovilator, to put all the pieces together. On Time Stood Still, another sprawling production of DeMille-ian scale. He seamlessly blends Monk, funk, tap, hip hop, bebop, big band, blues, Bahia, Tanzania, and the avant garde into one organic package while paying homage to the spirits of Gil Evans, Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Jaco Pastorius."-Bill Milkowski, Downbeat
"As for the present, with help of my beloved spirtual teacher Bhapuji Tisziji Munoz the Archangel of Fire Sound, I , Rakalam (the inaudible sound of the invisible sun), have been moving toward a place of no self, no thought, no mind, and no body. As I surrender to the original source, Godfire, nature mind, sound healing, I become far more free of all human, earth time, ethnic, mechanical, karmatic gravities and concerns thereby enabling and enobling me to enter the true Heart Domain of selflessly aware Buddha zero creative infinity. I've never felt lighter, happier, and creatively free as I do now--and this is just the beginning."–Bob Moses, July 2001
Recordings on Mozown, Gramavision, Rykodisc, and Amulet Records.
From bassist extraordinaire to music editor and sound engineer, Tommy Lockett, CEO, of HEAT RECORDS has been making music since he attended the renown Berklee School of Music in Boston in the late 70’s. There he studied composition with Michael Gibbs, and played in Herb Pomeroy’s recording band where he met Frank Macchia who hired him as Bassist for his Jazz Fusion band, BOOGA BOOGA. At the same time, he studied Audio Engineering and Music Synthesis with Michael Rendish and played regularly with a Free jazz Group called SEARCH performing with THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO, featuring Lester Bowie, Arthur Blythe, Tiger Okoshi, The Fringe, Baird Heresy, and The Year of the Ear.
In 1981, Lockett moved to San Francisco with Booga Booga, immersing himself in the local music scene meeting and playing with artists such as Mingo Lewis (Chick Corea, Todd Rungren, The Tubes), Atma Anur, Colin chin, Herb Pomeroy, Ron Feuer, David Goldblatt, Michael Moore, Rick Vandivier, Ray Frisbie, Lindsey Boullt, to name a few. In the mid-80’s he joined THE PICKLE FAMILY CIRCUS, a single ring European circus where he performed with artist Bill Irwin, Geoff Hoyle, Masha Dimitri and Larry Pisoni. Many of the performers went on to work with the “Cirque du Soleil.
A move to Los Angeles in the late 80’s found him playing with “THE 21st BAND” aka “ELECTRIO”. He quickly gained a reputation as being a highly skilled bassist and became the ‘ghost’ bassist for many heavy metal bands whose regular players looked good but couldn’t hold a beat! His engineering talent led him to Japan to record and mix for “THE FULL MOON SHOW”, featuring host Robbie Robertson of “THE BAND”.
Since then Lockett has had the opportunity to record such artists as Arturo Sandoval, Dee Light, The O’Jays, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Cheap Trick, Rickie Lee Jones, Morris Day, Salt n’ Pepper, Celine Dion, Lyle Lovett, The Temptations, Alabama, to name a few.
HEAT RECORDS was formed in 1993, happily returning him to his jazz-fusion roots. His first album “HEAT BECOMES LIGHT” featured Jamie Glaser (Manhattan Transfer, Chick Corea and the Electrik band, Jean Luc Ponty on guitar, Ray Frisbie, and Ed Smith. He has also produced John Stowell, Stanley Sagov, Underthings, as well as Indie Alternative bands on his label.
In the 90’s he was introduced to film score composer, BILL CONTI, which led him down an unexpected path of FILM SCORING and MUSIC EDITING. He has worked on more than 35 feature films for various composers including Bill Conti, George Fenton, John Frizzell, Mark Isham, Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, the London Symphony and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras.
You can reach Tommy Lockett by, e-mail, or by visiting www.heatrecords.com. For a complete list of his film work visit www.imdb.com.
Singer, saxophonist, flutist, actor Stan Strickland has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, the Caribbean, New Zealand and the former Soviet Union. In addition to numerous radio and television appearances, Stan has performed in many clubs and concert halls, including Jordan and Symphony Halls in Boston, Carnegie Recital Hall and Town Hall in New York, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. His work has been featured on recordings by Bob Moses, Marty Erlich, Webster Lewis and Brute Force. Stan has performed with jazz greats Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Mann, Danilo Perez, Shirley Scott and Marlena Shaw. Love & Beauty, Stan's new jazz vocal CD, featuring new arrangements of great jazz classics as well as original material, was released by Hawkline Records in 2005.
Stan has opened for Jazz greats Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, and for Barenaked Ladies. He toured South Africa with The Village People, and was a featured soloist with Take Six and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall.
His acting experience includes the leading roles in the Boston Art Group's production of Harlem Renaissance, NotheasternUniversity's production of Crossing John, and Dr. Sax in a production of Jon Lipsky's play about Jack Kerouac, Maggie's Riff, produced by the Vineyard Playhouse.
Stan has performed and collaborated with over a dozen choreographers including Alvin Ailey, Jose Limon, and Bill T. Jones.
Stan is profiled/featured, (along with Blair Underwood and Lamar Burton), in a new film documentary that was filmed this past spring, entitled Black Man Up.
He has performed at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of Academy Award winning documentary Born into Brothels and at three exclusive fashion/fragrance events for fashion icon Donna Karan
Stan has a M.A. degree from Lesley College in Expressive Arts Therapy where he is an adjunct professor. He also teaches at Berklee College of Music, Tufts University and Longy School of Music.
Stan is Co-Executive Director of Express Yourself, a multidisciplinary team of professional artists, working in partnership with adolescents in public mental health residential facilities to produce multimedia performances that celebrate the restorative powers of serious art making.
Born in Sydney, Australia, studied at N.S.W. Conservatorium of Music and played the seasons for "The Wiz" and "Man of La Mancha" at Her Majesty's theatre before coming to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music.
Combining the careers of lead trumpet player and Jazz soloist, he has:
* Toured with numerous groups such as the Artie Shaw Orchestra and the Woody Herman Orchestra led by Frank Tiberi.
*Recorded two Blue Note Albums- "So What" and "African Game" with George Russell's Living Time Orchestra.
*Played on the soundtracks to numerous movies such as, "Young At Heart", "Prefontaine". "Silver City", and "Dick Tracy".
*Performed at numerous Jazz Festivals:
-Parnu Jazz Festival featured with Estonian Radio Big Band
-Kool Jazz Festival with George Russell
-Montreal Jazz Festival with Bob Moses
-Toulon Jazz Festival with Toulon All-Stars
-Kyoto Jazz Festival
Backed up numerous Artists such as: Tony Bennett, Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, Jerry Vale, Al Martino, Ellis Hall, Cab Callaway and Joel Grey
Presently performing with "Made in the Shade" www.madeintheshademusic.com, Swing Legacy www.swinglegacy.com, Kubota Power Jazz Unit, White Heat Swing Orchestra, Black Tie Band, Jazz Composer's Alliance Orchestra www.jazzcomposersalliance.com