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Music

Page history last edited by Wayne Renardson 4 years ago
"I am a musician because I don't know how not to be one. " --great unk

 

 

 

I joined my first band circa 1959 in Polk Co., Florida as a drummer. In 2001 Carl Chambers, who ran an historical web page called Dizzy Rambler out of Auburndale, Florida.

asked me to write my recollections about playing rock and country back in the day. I enlisted the help of our then trumpet player, Grant LaCerte, who offered insight into those heady times.

Carl's web site eventually folded. The article is now here: https://goo.gl/bUo7hX

 

Mr. Hugh Bramhall, who I had the pleasure of playing jazz with for more than ten years. He was a friend who is sorely missed.

Hugh Bramhall August 6, 1940 - April 27, 2015

 

Latest & upcoming gigs:

 

Saturday December 3, 2016: Jazz @ The Fountains http://is.gd/MJ9hMR

 

June 5, 2016: The Fountains:

 

December 5, 2015: The Fountains: http://is.gd/LOWFDk

 

Wayne Renardson, Mesa Shubeck, (p) Don Fishel (fl), Sam Frazee (b), Doug Frame (d)

at The Fountains December 5th, 2015

 

August 25, 2015: Jazz @ Vantage Point Village: http://is.gd/CaWSLW

 

All About Jazz Calendar: http://is.gd/fV6ooF

 

 

Various recordings we've done are here:

http://sixstringjazz.yolasite.com/

 

October 18, 2014: Jazz @ The Fountains: http://is.gd/JuUlhO

 

June 14, 2014: Jazz @ The Fountains: http://tinyurl.com/kvcz25a

March 22, 2014: Jazz @ The Fountains: http://is.gd/xLwRYc

 

February 8, 2014: Jazz @ The Fountains: 

 

 

July 2, 2013: Recording @ Left+Right Studios:  http://www.leftplusrightstudio.com/

 

May 23, 2013: Jazz @ the Mill Art & Wine Crawl: http://tinyurl.com/lulrum9

 

May 11, 2013: Jazz @ NHC Place:  http://tinyurl.com/czpklzt  

 

Saturday, April 27, 2013: Jazz @ Marriott Hotel (Cool Springs) http://tinyurl.com/d4jfx5n

 

State Council Knights of Columbus: Glenn Martin, trombone, Mel Deal, guitar, Robby Shankle, sax and flute,

Dennis Burnside, piano, Harry Wilkinson, drums, Wayne Renardson acoustic bass.   

Wayne Renardson (b), Harry Wilkinson (d), Robby Shankle (tn), Dennis Burnside, (p), Glenn Martin (trb), Mel Deal (gtr) http://is.gd/Ik53R3

 

 

 

April 25, 2013: Jazz @ Art & Wine Crawl (Old Mill) http://tinyurl.com/cky5phv

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Wayne Renardson, (b), Glenn Martin, (p), and Chris Cooper (d) playing at the Art & Wine Crawl in The Old Mill April 25, 2013

 

 

March 14, 2013: Jazz @ Stonebridge: http://tinyurl.com/cxf2xll

 

February 14, 2013: Jazz @ Mo'Cara: http://tinyurl.com/d69suyc

 

February 6, 2013: Jazz @ Sammy B's:

 

Dennis Burnside (p), Glenn Martin (trb), Hugh Bramhall [R.I.P. April 25, 2015] (d) [hidden], Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass @ Sammy B's Feb 6, 2013

 

December 31, 2012: Jazz @ Mo' Cara Cafe: http://is.gd/9rTvH4

December 13, 2012: Holiday @ The Mill: http://is.gd/pNkQ2H

October 25, 2012: Gallery @ The Mill: http://is.gd/u998g5

September 27,2012: Art Galler@ The Mill:

May 5, 2012: Jazz @ Bark In The Park: http://is.gd/EAL6zJ

June 23, 2012: Jazz @ Belvedere Commons: http://is.gd/sd29Jr

Nashville Jazz Dog : Art by e-mail Randy Johnson  web page: <johnsonartworks>

Setlist: Jazz @ Bark In The Park Setlist Bark In Park 2012

 

Setlist Partial: click on link for partial setlist

 

Nashville Jazz Dogs Web Page: http://sixstringjazz.yolasite.com

 

                                     

This bud's for me.

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Late gig: From April 8, 2010 until February 2012 I played bass with Glenn Martin's combos,

first weekly and then bi-weekly at the Bull & Whistle pub. The band, with many subs and

sit-ins was Glenn Martin, t'bone ,Hugh Bramhall,, drums, Darryl Nettles or Dennis Burnside, piano,

Ryan Williams, guitar, and later, Roger Bissell, trombone. http://fwd4.me/054C

 

                               The Old Mill: Home of Bull & Whistle (now Sammy B's)

 

Dennis Burnside. (p), Glenn Martin (tb), Hugh Bramhall [ R.I.P. April 25, 2015](dr), Ryan Williams (g),

Roger Bissell, (tb) & Wayne Renardson (b)

 

E-mail firing the band from Bull & Whistle March 16, 2012 : Fired Bull and Whistle

The Bull & Whistle closed April 2012. Replaced with Sammy B's.

 

Focused at April 2013 gig Old Mill Art Crawl. Glenn Martin (p) and Chris (d) not in picture.

Fat boy's got more chins than a Chinese phonebook.

 

One fine day a young boy said to his mother, "I want to be a musician when I grow up!" His mom replied,

"Well, make up your mind--you can't do both."

 

Every Saturday morning for about ten years various musicians have trekked to my house to play jazz.

They let me know on Friday what tunes they want to play, 95% Real Book standards, and I pull charts for

C, Bb, and Eb instruments so we can play as much as possible. If you are looking for an informal group

to build chops and repertoire, let me know and we can get together.For pianists, there's a five-foot 1930s

Baldwin grand piano available.  If interested, e-mail me at address at bottom of page.

 

Link to above jazz group MP3s

 

<SET LIST> click to see current set list

 

<Music Samples>  click to listen Six String Jazz

 

Bored Of Education: Never.

 

Being a musician is a lifelong quest for improvement, knowledge, technique, and a plethora of other challenges. The internet

provides an opportunity to learn jazz or any other genre of music a thousand times greater than our predecessors. A fine site for learning is:

"Learn Jazz Standards" run by Camden Hughes and Brent Vaartstra. The WordPress themed pages are easy to navigate, contain a wealth of

information, charts(C, Bb & Eb), videos, anything necessary to develop a sound footing as a jazz musician. Try it...you'll like it. 

<http://www.learnjazzstandards.com/how-to-use-this-site/>

 

 "No one listens to jazz. Science teachers and the mentally ill, that's all jazz is for." -Vince Noir

        

The blues is the roots: the rest is the fruits.

 

Various gigs: 

 

Six String Jazz: Union Station Hotel New Year's Eve 2008. Sam Frazee, guitar,

Ray Manley, piano, Dan Wulfers, drums [ R.I.P. April 25, 2011],Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass.  

.                                    

      SSJ- In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning.mp3 

      Click above :Short version of "In The Wee Small Hours" that we played at Union Station New Year's Eve

      Ray Manley (p), Dan Wulfers (d), Sam Frazee (g), Wayne Renardson (b). 

 

Six string Jazz @ Sherlock's April 18, 2008, May 30, 2008, June 2008, July 2008, August 2008, September 26, 2008

 

 

Photo by Eden Ramage    September 2008 

Ned Ramage, guitar, Robert Wolf, drums, Glenn Martin, trombone, Wayne Renardson (hidden),

acoustic bass, Wayne Ray, sax, and Sam Frazee, gut string guiitar.  Sitting in: John Loveccio, tenor sax and clarinet.

 

Jazz @ Sherlock's Bookstore

Ned Ramage, (g) Unk (sax), Wayne Renardson {behind sax) John Loveccio (R.I.P. Sept. 2009)

Tom Reshke, drums, Sam Frazee, guitar, Jeanine Bowers, flute,

 

In the Sierra Madre mountains outside Monterey, Mexico 1971

 

Yogi Berra on Playing Jazz Bass

 

Breaking News: Groupie Accidentally Sleeps With Bass Player

 

NASHVILLE,TN – The day after the Nashville Jazz Dogs gig, Victoria Jorgensen, 22, woke up terrified
when she realized she'd accidentally slept with the band’s bass player – mistaking him for someone
important in the band.

 

“I can’t believe how stupid I was,” said Jorgensen. "I mean, I went up to the guy and was like 'Are you in
the band?’ and he was all like, 'Yeah, I’m in the band.’  So, I did him.

 

This morning I was telling my friends and I discovered he was just the bass player. This happens to me
all the time.”

 

Jorgensen plans to do more research before sleeping with another band member. “This won’t happen
again,” said Jorgensen. “If I’m going to sleep with someone, they’d better be important. I mean, I could
find someone here in town as important as a bass player.”

 

 

 

 

How Bass Solos Ruined Jazz by Alan Kurtz (permission pending)

What's wrong with jazz? Could it be that unwieldy string instrument hiding out next to the drummer? Alan Kurtz, jazz.com's resident curmudgeon (who lately

in this column debunked the idea of a new Golden Age for Jazz and poked a finger in the eye of Record Store Day), now takes on that venerable jazz institution:

the bass solo. Below you will find his low, rumbling case against the large wooden elephant in the room that everyone politely avoids discussing.

 

http://tinyurl.com/mqatylr   <click here

 

 

Pickup gigs:

 

November 2007: Private: Dennis Burnside (p) Trio with Harry Wilkinson(d) Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass

 

July 2008: Gilda's Club: Stuart Naylor, trumpet, Larry Seeman, guitar, Bill Cherry, piano, Ralph Henley, drums.

Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass   http://fwd4.me/055G

 

September 2008: Middle TN Medical Center: with:  Jack Strotman, trumpet, Ed Grooms, sax, Bob Chandler,

sax, Dan Wulfers [R.I.P. April 25, 2011], drums, Glenn Martin, piano/trombone, Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass

 

October 19, 2008:Glenn Martin and the Arts Alliance Combo featuring Glenn Martin on piano/trombone, Wayne Renardson, bass

and Dan Wulfers [R.I.P. April 25, 2011] on drums. Jazz for Encore Theater Phantom Ball.

 

April 11, 2K9: private party. Glenn Martin, piano, Harry Wilkinson,. drums, Wayne Renardson, bass

 

June 8-11, 2K9: Cumberland University Glenn Martin Jazz Program

 

June 13, 2K9: Idapalooza Festival with Suzahn Fiering, guitar/vocals, Larry Murov, drums, Wayne Renardson, bass

 

A slice of ye ole crowd at Idapalooza:

 

And the crowd went absolutely mad for our music Idapalooza Festival 2009

 

Gig:  Cafe Coco, Nashville TN April 5th, 2K9  http://fwd4.me/06Vz   click link for details

Glenn Martin sitting in on trombone.

 

November 13, 2K9:  Making Merry In Berry Hill: Stuart Naylor, trumpet, Ralph Henley, drums,

Bill Cherry, piano, Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass

 

Novermber 27, 2K9: Green Hills Piano:  http://tinyurl.com/d3lutyo  Danny Wulfers, [R.I.P. April 25, 2011] drums, Hugh Bramhall, congas,

Daniel Gaynor, guitar, Ryan Murphy, guitar, Sam Frazee, guitar, Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass, Stuart Naylor, trumpet,

Mel Nelson, piano, Nels Noseworthy, baritone sax, Alan Archer, piano, Robert Wolf, drums & video

 

December 18, 2009: Green Hills Piano: Tim Good, drums, Hugh Bramhall, congas, Nels Noseworthy, baritone sax, and Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass.

 

January 29, 2010: Green Hills Piano: Wayne Ray, alto sax, Sam Frazee, gut string guitar, Stuart Naylor, trumpet, Harry Wilkinson, marimba, Hugh Bramhall, drums and conga, Mr. B.C., piano, and Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass.

 

February 26, 2010: Green Hills Piano   Final gig at GHP; Grant Houston had to close the business.

http://fwd4.me/055F

 

Photos by Linda Bramhall

Nels Noseworthy, (baritone), Hugh Bramhall, drums, Rafe Hyatt (hidden) behind Stuart Naylor, (tr.) Wayne Renardson, (b)

 

 

John Shade, (p), Ned Ramage (g) Sam Frazee (gut string) getting on it at Green Hills Piano 

 

March 29th, 2010:@ Alpha Chi Omega Sorority Vanderbilt with Blair Music School students: John (t'bone),

Scott  (p), Brian, (d), Molly (p & vocals).

 

April 8, 2010: Bull & Whistle, Lebanon, TN with Glenn Martin (t'bone), Tiger Fitzhugh, guitar, and students from Cumblerland University.

Bull & Whistle closed APril 2012.

 

May `13, 2010: Bull & Whistle: Glenn Martin (t'bone), Hugh Bramhall, (d), Wayne Renardson, (b),

Ryan Williams (g), Shawn Savage, (tr), and Daniel Ramsey (g)   http://tinyurl.com/blpl6dc

 

May 20, 2010: Castle Heights/Cumberland University: Glenn Martin, (tr)  Harry Wilkinson,(d)

Tiger Fitzhugh,(g), Wayne Renardson,(b)  [gig cancelled:rain]

 

May `27, 2010: Bull & Whistle: Glenn Martin (t'bone), Hugh Bramhall, (d), Ryan Williams (g)

Wayne Renardson, (b)

 

June 3, 2010: Bull & Whistle: Glenn Martin, (t'bone & piano), Hugh Bramhall, (d), Sam Frazee (g)

Wayne Renardson (b)

 

June 10, 2010: Glenn Martin, (t'bone & piano), Ryan Williams, (g),  Hugh Bramhall, (d),

Sam Frazee, (g),Wayne Renardson, (b)

 

June 15, 2010: Cumberland University opening for Nashville Symphony: Glenn Martin, (p),Tiger Fitzhugh, (g) Wayne Renardson (b), Jarrett Jones,(d) 

 

Tiger Fitzhugh (g), Glenn Martin, (tr), Jarrett Jones (d), Wayne Renardson (b) @ Cumberland University

 click here

 

June 17, 2010: Bull & Whistle with Glenn Martin (p & tb), Ryan Williams, (g), Hugh Bramhall, (d)

Wayne Renardson, (b)

 

June 24, 2010: Bull & Whistle with Glenn Martin, Ryan Williams, Hugh Bramhall, and Wayne Renardson.

Sitting in: Herb Tassin. trumpet, David Balph, trumpet, and Russ "Buddy" Burris, trumpet. 

 

Photo by Debra Martin:

Glenn Martin (p), Herb Tassin (tr), Wayne Renardson (b), Hugh Branhall (d)

 

July 1, 2010: Bull & Whistle:Glenn Martin, p&t, Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, guitar, Wayne Renardson, bass. Sitting in:  Russ "Buddy Burris, trumpet and keyboard, Debra Martin, trumpet.

 

July 8, 2010: Bull & Whistle: Glenn Martin, p&t, Hugh Bramhall, (d), Ryan Williams, (g), Wayne Renardson, (b)

Sitting in: Larry Murov, drums & percussion, David Balph, trumpet, Debra Martin, trumpet, and Sandy Garwood, vocals. 

 

July 15, 2010: Bull & Whistle: "Tiger" Fitzhugh, guitar, Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, guitar,

Wayne Renardson, bass, David Balph, trumpet.

 

July 22, 2010: Bull & Whistle: Glenn Martin, tr. & piano, Ryan Williams, guitar, Hugh Bramhall, drums, Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass. Sitting in: Russ Burriss  and Debra Martin, trumpets, Harry Wilkinson, drums. 

 

July 29, 2010: Bull & Whistle: Glenn Martin, trombone, Ryan Williams, guitar, Darryl Nettles, piano,

Hugh Bramhall, drums, Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass

 

August 5, 2010: Bull & Whistle: Glenn martin, trombone, Hugh Bramhall, drums, Darryl Nettles, piano, Ryan Williams, guitar, Wayne Renardson, bass.  Sitting in were: Sam Frazee, guitar, Herb Tassin, trumpet, and a lady on vocals.    

 

August 12, 2010: Bull & Whistle: Glenn Martin (tm), Ryan Williams (g), Hugh Bramhall (d), Darryl Nettles (p), Wayne Renardson (b).: Sitting in:  Harry Wilkinson 

 

August 19, 2010: Bull & Whistle: Glenn Martin (tm), Ryan Williams (g), Hugh Bramhall (d), Darryl Nettles (p), Wayne Renardson (b)

 

August 26, 2010:Glenn Martin (tr) Hugh Bramhall, (d) Darryl Nettles (p) Ryan Williams (g) Wayne Renardson (b) 

Sitting in: David Balph (t), http://is.gd/My9AIJ

 

August 28, 2010: Suzahn Fiering (g. & voc), Larry Murov, drums, Erik "Tiny E" Hiser, tenor, Wayne Renardson, bass at Bicyclette Cafe

Suzahn's Music here:  http://suzahn.com/

 

 

 

 

September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 26th, and 30th: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with Glenn Martin (tr) Hugh Bramhall, (d) Darryl Nettles (p) Ryan Williams (g)

Wayne Renardson (b)

 

October 7, 2010: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with Glenn Martin (tr) Hugh Bramhall, (d) Darryl Nettles (p) Ryan Williams (g)

Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass:

 

October 9, 2010: Bicyclette Cafe (closed) with Buck Brown, guitar, Larry Murov, drums, Erik "Tiny E" Hiser, tenor, and

Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass - Click here for Erik's sax solo on Blue Bossa , click here:  http://tinyurl.com/bf56xyn

 

October 14, 2010: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with Glenn Martin (tr) Hugh Bramhall, (d) Ryan Williams (g) Wayne Renardson .Sitting in: David Balph, trumpet.

 

October 21, 2010: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with Glenn Martin (tr) Hugh Bramhall, (d) Darryl Nettles (p) Ryan Williams (g) Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass:

 

October 28th, November 4th, November 11th: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with Glenn Martin (tr) Hugh Bramhall, (d) Darryl Nettles (p) Ryan Williams (g) Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass:

 

November 18th: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with Glenn Martin (tr) Hugh Bramhall, (d) Darryl Nettles (p) Ryan Williams (g) Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass: Sitting in David Balph.

 

December 2, 2010: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with Glenn Martin (tr) Hugh Bramhall, Ryan Williams (g) Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass: Sitting in: Herb Tassin.

 

December 7, 2010: Vanderbilt University Music Outreach Christmas Party: Burrick Hall. Sam Frazee, gut string, Nels Noseworthy, tenor sax, Tom Reschke, drums, and Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass.

Burrick Hall

 

December 9, 2010: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with Glenn Martin, trombone, Harry Wilkinson, drums, Ryan Williams, guitar,Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass

 

December 16, 2010: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with Glenn Martin (tr) Hugh Bramhall, (d) Matthew Law (p) Ryan Williams (g) Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass:  Sitting in: David Balph, trumpet, Debra Martin, trumpet.

 

January 6, 2011 : Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with Glenn Martin (tr) Hugh Bramhall, (d) Matthew Law  (p), Ryan Williams (g) Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass 

 

January 13,2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with Glenn Martin (tr) Hugh Bramhall, (d) Matthew Law (p) Ryan Williams (g) Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass

 

January 20, 2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with Glenn Martin (tr) Hugh Bramhall, (d) Darryl Nettles (p) Ryan Williams (g) Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass: 

 

[Last gig @ B&W- band took break]

 

March 10, 2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle: Glenn Martin, trombone, Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, guitar, Darryl Nettles, piano, and Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass.

 

March 31, 2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle: Glenn Martin, trombone, Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, guitar, Darryl Nettles, piano, and Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass. Sitting in: Herb Tassin and Duane Kilby on Yamaha Y saxaphone  http://tinyurl.com/bj5fzzt

 

April 3, 2011: Cumberland University Labry Hall: gig at reception for NCATE evaluators. Glenn Martin, piano, Hugh Bramhall, drums, Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass.

 

April 7, 2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle: Glenn Martin, trombone, Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, guitar, and Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass.

 

April 21 & 28: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with Glenn Martin (tr) Hugh Bramhall, Ryan Williams (g) Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass: Sitting in: Herb Tassin.

 

May 5, 2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle: Glenn Martin, trombone, Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, guitar, and Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass.  Sitting in:  Herb Tassin

 

 

May 7, 2011: Jazz In The Park: Stray Dogs play for New Leash On Life. Sam Frazee, guitar, Hugh Bramhall, drums, Nels Noseworthy, sax, Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass. Sitting in: Glenn Martin, trombone http://fwd4.me/07tG

 

May 12, 2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle: Glenn Martin, trombone, Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, guitar, and Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass. 

 

May 15, 2011: Cumberland University Baird Chapel: Trio gig with Glenn Martin and Hugh Bramhall for Wright Travel Agency.  

 

Baird Chapel

 

May 19, 2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle: Glenn Martin, trombone, Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, guitar, and Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass. 

 

June 2, 2011: Bull & Whistle: Glenn Martin, trombone, Roger Bissell, trombone, Dennis Burnside, piano, Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, guitar, Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass.  Sitting in: David Balph, trumpet.  http://tinyurl.com/cz8aog5

 

June 16, 2011: Bull & Whistle: Glenn Martin, trombone, Roger Bissell, trombone, Dennis Burnside, piano, Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, guitar, Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass.  http://tinyurl.com/cmkk8du

 

June 16, 2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with: Dennis Burnside (p), Glenn Martin (trb), Hugh Bramhall (hidden) Ryan Williams, (gtr) Roger Bissell (trb), Wayne Renardson (bass)

 

July 7, 2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with: Dennis Burnside (p), Glenn Martin (trb), Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, (gtr), Tiger Fitzhugh, guitar, Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass. http://fwd4.me/058D

 

July 28, 2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with: Dennis Burnside (p), Glenn Martin (trb), Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, (gtr), Roger Bissell, trombone, and  Wayne Renardson acoustic bass. http://fwd4.me/07gC

 

August 4, 2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with: Dennis Burnside (p), Glenn Martin (trb), Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, (gtr), Roger Bissell, trombone, and  Wayne Renardson acoustic bass.  http://fwd4.me/078t

 

August 18, 28, 2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with: Dennis Burnside (p), Glenn Martin (trb), Jeff Goold,, drums, Ryan Williams, (gtr), Roger Bissell, trombone, and  Wayne Renardson acoustic bass.  http://fwd4.me/081K

 

September 1, 2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with: Dennis Burnside (p), Glenn Martin (trb), Jeff Goold,, drums, Ryan Williams, (gtr), Roger Bissell, trombone, and  Wayne Renardson acoustic bass.    http://fwd4.me/09mP

 

September 15, 2011:  Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with: Dennis Burnside (p), Glenn Martin (trb), Jeff Goold,, drums, Ryan Williams, (gtr), Roger Bissell, trombone, and  Wayne Renardson acoustic bass.  http://fwd4.me/0Al4

 

October 6, 2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle with: Dennis Burnside (p), Glenn Martin (trb), Jeff Goold,, drums, Ryan Williams, (gtr), Roger Bissell, trombone, and  Wayne Renardson acoustic bass. http://fwd4.me/0Csv

 

October 20, 2011: Dennis Burnside (p), Glenn Martin (trb), Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, (gtr), Roger Bissell, trombone, and  Wayne Renardson acoustic bass. http://fwd4.me/0f8P

 

October 22, 2011: Chesser Kats play jazz @ The St. Paul:  Bob Ervin, trumpet and vocals; James Chesser, guitar; Duane Kilby, saxophone; Roger Parker, piano; Jon Tapp, drums; and Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass.

The St. Paul: Hillsboro Rd. Nashville, TN

 

November 3, 2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle: Dennis Burnside (p), Glenn Martin (trb), Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, (gtr),

Roger Bissell, trombone, and  Wayne Renardson acoustic bass 

 

December 1, 2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle: Dennis Burnside (p), Glenn Martin (trb), Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, (gtr), and 

Wayne Renardson acoustic bass. Sitting in: Don Fishell, flute

 

December 15, 2011: Jazz @ Bull & Whistle: Dennis Burnside (p), Glenn Martin (trb), Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, (gtr), and 

Wayne Renardson acoustic bass. 

 

January 19,2012:  Jazz @ Bull & Whistle Dennis Burnside (p), Glenn Martin (trb), Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, (gtr),

Roger Bissell, trombone, and  Wayne Renardson acoustic bass http://tinyurl.com/crd5frc

 

February 2, 2012:Jazz @ Bull & Whistle Dennis Burnside (p), Glenn Martin (trb), Hugh Bramhall, drums, Ryan Williams, (gtr), and  Wayne Renardson acoustic bass. Sitting in : Herb Tassin, trumpet and  and Tim Wright, sax.  http://tinyurl.com/c83kflw

 

Jazz Is the Sound of God Laughing.

                                                                    ---Colleen Shaddox.

 

I am a musician living in Nashville since 1972. I have been a professional drummer:

 

An historical essay I wrote 'Rock 'N Roll Comes to Polk County' originally  on Dizzy Rambler site  

 

Early Rock 'N Roll In Polk County

 

Dizzy Ramble Online : My first band: The Blazers circa 1960: http://tinyurl.com/anxmuuo

 

It's a cliche but Hunter T. still said it as well as anyone before or since: 

 

The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway

where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.

                                                                                                                        - Hunter S. Thompson

an acoustic guitar player 

Playing 1959 Martin D-18 guitar with Richland Creek Band at The Old Time Pickin' Parlor downtown Nashville. The musicians are: Wayne Renardson (g), Sandy Garwood (voc), Julie Mavity-Hudson (b), Rafe Hyatt (d), Susan Blair (mando), and Terry Blair (g)

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                      Richland Creek @ Nashville's Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

                                                                                                                                                                           . Wayne Renardson, guitar, Sandy Garwood, vocals, Julie Mavity-Hudson, bass, Susan Blair, mando, Terry Blair, guitar.

 

Susan Blair, mando, Julie Mavity-Hudson, upright bass, Wayne Renardson, acoustic guitar, Sandy Garwood, writer and vocals, Terry Blair, acoustic guitar, vocals.

 

Some of our gigs in 1994: 

 

Windows On Cumberland   Wed:     June 22
Windows                           Thurs:    Aug  18
Davis-Kidd                         Friday   Sept 16
Grand Ole Hatchery            Sat:       Oct 1    1260-AM 93.7-FM
Windows                           Thurs:    Oct 20
Grand Ole Hatchery            Sat:       Nov 12
Windows                           Thurs:    Nov 17     J.S.W.
Cannonball's (private party) Sat:        Dec         J.S.W.

 

The band played the Grand Old Hatchery in Dickson, TN a half dozen times a year.

A former chicken hatchery, it was a place where locals came to dance and enjoy a

variety of country music. We played Dolly Parton, Hank Williams, and other covers.

 

 

 

 

 Richland Creek Band- If I Were You.mp3         

 

Richland Creek Band at Nashville's Old Time Pickin' Parlor

Wayne Renardson, acoustic guitar, Julie Mavity-Hudson, upright bass, Sandy Garwood, vocal, Peter Gunn, drums

Susan Blair, mando, Terry Blair,. acoustic guitar

 

Biographical Info Richland Creek Band

 

Julie Mavity-Hudson playing flute at her niece's wedding many years later (2010?)

 

Sandy Garwood's Music http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/garwood

Wayne Renardson playing Martin D-18 acoustic guitar with Julia Mavity-Hudson on upright bass

 

and my current preference, bass, since 1998 when I began studying with Denny Bixby http://www.dennybixby.com/ .

 

    YO ~~~ Bass should be more about woofin'...less about tweetin'.

 

Denny has since moved to Portland, OR where he travels to gigs with Rodney Crowell, Susy Boggus, and a host of other musicians in addition to writing and performing his own jazz compositions.

 

Denny's observations on upcoming gig December 2011:Denny Gig File

 

 

 

I spent time circa 1995 with Nashville's "Fish Heads And Rice" when Bass Player magazine published a piece I wrote about their

singer and bassist, David James:  http://www.stxjames.com/bassplayer.htm

 

Talking about jazz is like dancing about architecture

                                                                                  --attributed to Monk and Frank Zappa

 

For a great overview of how a jazz band really works, check this by John Winkler:  click  How Jazz Bands Work

 

     "The music plays the band... - Grateful Dead"

Artwork by Randy Johnson of Johnsonartworks@aol.com

 

In 2002-03 I played jazz standards (Bill Evans, Monk, Gary Burton, Miles, Mingus, the usual suspects) in a quartet with Phillips Adams, piano, Dan Montgomery,vibes, and Peter Gunn, drums, at Woody's Smokes'n Brews, near Cool Springs.

 

SET LIST (WOODY'S)   click to see tunes

 

“Falling in love with jazz is like falling in love with a person, except with jazz you never get over it.”

                                                                                       --------Beegie Adair

 

When that gig ended I began playing at Painturo's with trombonist Glenn Martin's trio in November of 2003.

<http://www.softek.net/glenn.martin/>,

 

On guitar was Kenny Gill (R.I.P. February 2010)

<Kenny Gill's Music Page>

 

and drummer Hugh Bramhall. The gig lasted about a year when the owner declined to pay ASCAP/BMI for his live music and we

lost the gig.

Painturo's Piazza

The same group played a number of private gigs and the Granville Jazz Festival, where drummer Harry Wilkinson worked with us.

Playing jazz at an outdoor gig in Lebanon with Glenn Martin, Kenny Gill, and Harry Wilkinson one very hot day. The bass is a G&L 2000.

The first Granville Jazz Fest on the Cumberland River. With the Glenn Martin jazz band are Hugh Bramhall, "the Geezer drummer",Wayne Renardson,bass,Valerie Martin,sax, and a student at Tennessee Tech on trumpet. Glenn is to the left playing keyboard and trombone, tho not simultaneously. An incredibly beautiful day on the river with lots of good music. The following year Harry Wilkinson played drums.

 

 

Granville Jazzfest 2005 Wayne Renardson, bass, Harry Wilkinson, drums, Kenny Gill, guitar, and Glenn Martin, trombone.

 

Harry continues to teach at Fork's Drum Closet in Nashville and play jazz with local musicians.

Fork's Drum Closet click here http://fwd4.me/055C

 

Kenny (R.I.P.) taught at Superior Music while currently Glenn teaches jazz at Cumberland University. Kenny & group playing "Here's That Rainy Day." Kenny Gill-Here's That Rainy Day.mp3

 

MP3 of Glenn Martin (p), Kenny Gill (g) Harry Wilkinson (d) Wayne Renardson (b) playing Cole Porter's "What Is This Thing Called Love" live at the Watertown Railroad Station. April 2005

 

Glenn Martin Quartet- Live- What Is This Thing Called Love.mp3

 

 

"When I die I want them to play 'The Black and Crazy Blues'. I want to be cremated, put in a bag

of pot and I want beautiful people to smoke me and hope they get something out of it." - Roland Kirk

 

Early in 2005 I was invited to play bass with 'In Good Company' <http://www.roseonvibes.com/>, a quintet of musicians studying at the Nashville Jazz Workshop <http://www.nashvillejazz.org/>.

 

The group used vibes, sax, guitar, bass, and drums to play standards by Ellington, Horace Silver, Jobim, all the usual suspects. We played regularly at Loews Vanderbilt hotel and Guido's, also near Cool Springs.

 

IGC at Guido's with John Loveccio, tenor, (R.I.P. Sept 2K9), Rose on vibes, Ned Ramage, guitar, Wayne Renardson, bass and Hugh Bramhall [R.I.P. April 25, 2015], drums.  October 27, 2006

 

IGC playing Germantown Jazzfest October 2006: Carlos Ruiz (drums) Wayne Renardson (bass) Ned Ramage (guitar) John Loveccio (sax) Rose on vibes

 

 

 

In Good Company [IGC] @ Loews Vanderbilt Hotel: Robert Wolf, (d) Wayne Renardson (b)

Linda Rose (vib) Ned Ramage (g) John Loveccio (R.I.P. Sept 2k9). I played with them from early in 2005

until January 2007.  

 

Photo of the old man playing at Vanderbilt with IGC band:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Rose & John Loveccio (RIP) & Loews

 

 

Linda Rose and John Loveccio @ Loews Vanderbilt. Hidden: Robert Wolf, drums and Wayne Renardson, bass

 

Robert Wolf with IGC @ Loews Vanderbilt.

 

The ammunition:  

 

 

I play a fretless acoustic bass made by Rick Turner. The key words...acoustic, piezo PU, fretless.

http://www.renaissanceguitars.com/bass.php

 

An amazing piece of gear, it weighs 5.5 lbs yet produces through an Acoustic Image New Yorker amp <http://www.acousticimg.com/#/approach> a full, rich, bloom without clipping. Volume is sacrificed for quality of sound. The bass/amp combo weighs less than thirty pounds and can be easily carried with charts, music stand light, cables and other necessities in a wheeled luggage carrier.

 

 

 

Recent Acquisition: Dean "Cabbie" Stylist archtop 4 string bass"

 

  

Made by Dean circa 2006. Called a 'New York Cabbie' for obvious reasons. Someone claimed Dean made only 77 of this model. It is so

far a lot of fun to play with its 32" scale, frets, and archtop F hole body. Drawback: feedback. Typical of hollow-body archtops.  BTW, if your going to get a hollow-body it should be a bit pimp :)

Added two EMG pickups to the bass to replace the tacky PUs that are stock.

 

Newest piece of gear: Radial Engineering DI MK3, is a Passive Direct Box, a Jensen transformer equipped, high-quality passive direct box that has the advantage of providing complete isolation for reduced noise.

The exceptionally low phase distortion, almost perfect linear response, and low harmonic distortion make the JDI direct box a superb choice for recording or live performance. The rugged construction allows it to

be used in abusive environments without concern. The Radial JDI Mk3 is ideal for acoustic guitars, bass, and keyboards.  IOt is a fantastic piece of gear.

 

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The most important piece of gear I own:

 

Me playing the Turner bass with a recording of Black Orpheus featuring the amazing bonking Belgian Philippe Catherine, guitar, and the always tasty Dane Niels-Henning ørsted Pedersen (NHØP) on upright.

Temp. Delete

 

 

Current Affairs:

"Jazz: Music invented by demons for the torture of imbeciles" - Henry van Dyke

 

I am presently working on tunes that might interest fans of jazz:

 

A Remark You Made Weather Report

Peggy's Blue Skylight Charles Mingus

Django MJQ-John Lewis

I Remember Clifford Benny Golson

Theme From Mash Johnny Mandel

Ballad Of The Sad Young Men Wolfe/Landsman

Autumn In New York Vernon Duke

Tossed Salad & Scrambled Eggs Phinessee & Miller

Epistrophy Thelonius Monk

Blame It On My Youth Oscar Levant

Whisper Not Benny Golson

 

Tunes from the old and new Real Books are a constant source of fodder, as well as songs picked up along the way. I am also an acoustic folkie at heart, and would entertain playing in a serious acoustic (is that redundant?) folk or jazz band that wants a bass player with an acoustic sensibility.

 

Some acoustic guitar players I have worked with: In-the-round L-R Joe Burke, Rick Renardson, and Dick Wales in Vero Beach, FL September 30, 2006

 

 

Acoustic Metaphysics: In The Round

Dick Wales, Wayne Renardson, Joe Burke, Rick Renardson back in the day.

 

 

More Metaphysics September 2009. Joe Burke, Rick Renardson, Dick Wales with three acoustic guitars.

 

"Music is like wine, the less you know about it, the sweeter you like it." - Robertson Davies

 

The Classics:

 

I have an interest in the bass lines of some pieces known to most beginners who try to play Bach. Such tunes as 'Air On A G String', 'Sheep May Safely Graze', and 'Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring' are amazing works that have endured over centuries for good reason. If you happen to be a classical pianist or guitarist I'd be interested in working on these tunes, tho they can be, ala Jacques Loussier, done in a jazz mode, as MJQ and John Lewis demonstrated with 'Bach On Blues' and the Thomas Gabriel Trio did with Bach partitas. Sounds like wedding fare, but I do not do weddings, unless the money is incredible or you are my relative.

 

Space:

 

My home has a living room that houses a 1930s-era Baldwin 5' grand piano, several mikes, amps, and a Coda drum kit (Drummers bring their own ride and hi-hat cymbals). I am partial to drummers and also a fan of such pianists as Bill Evans (Gloria's Step, Peri's Scope, Alice In Wonderland) McCoy Tyner, Ahmad Jamal, and Shearing, to name a few.. My home is near Lipscomb University, and I am free most days.

 

Bill Evans Tunes:

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Since Bill Evans videos appeared on YouTube, I've been playing or trying to play the following:

In Your Own Sweet Way 4/4

 

Gloria's Step 4/4 written by Evan's bassist Scott Lefaro, this tune is played v-e-r-y fast on video.

 

Waltz For Debby 3/4 My Romance 4/4 Very Early 3/4 Israel 4/4

 

How My Heart Sings 3/4 Love it when the B section switches to 4/4. And following Evans timing and rhythmic gyrations is enough to make a person take to drink.

 

The Two Lonely People 3/4: Written by Evans, this tune is difficult, gorgeous, and brims with the emotion Evans was so capable of projecting. In F minor, this piece hums.

 

Up With The Lark 3/4 Peri's Scope 4/4

Alice In Wonderland 3/4 Evens does wonders with Disney.

 

Who Can I Turn To 4/4

 

Elsa 3/4 wonderful waltz from Earl Zindars that uses Ebmaj in the head and shifts to Gbmaj/Ebminor for the A section. Evans fondness for 3/4 is

so evident in this piece.

 

Days of Wine and Roses: 4/4: the video is from an August 1980 live gig in Norway which with other tunes is known as The Last Trio that consisted of  Bill Evans, Marc Johnson (b) , and Joe LaBarbera (d). Evans was shortly thereafter dead. Challenge to determine key center(s), tho it begins in Fmajor.

 

I love this trio, and while I detest bass solos, Marc Johnson is inspired. The band takes this chestnut and burns through it, not slowly but carefully, roasting it to perfection.

 

 

"Playing bass is easy," claimed Bach. "All you have to do is hit the right string at the right time."

 

"Bill Evans was the kind of artist critics embrace because he did things in public they couldn’t do, and he seems particularly well suited to writers, musicians, and others of solitary, melancholic pursuits." 

 

If you have an interest in playing these songs, or others, feel free to e-mail me at:

wayne dot renardson at comcast dot net

 

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