Get “Out of Control” with This Toe-Tapper

Here's another track from my 2010 release Funkmeister. My lovely wife Norma Hitchcock insisted I post this one because it's her fave ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you want to get "Out Of Control", then def give this one a listen. Featuring the amazing Elisa Sintjago with imaginative song stylings, Jesse Jones Jr. on Baritone (!) sax, and…

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My Record “Funkmeister”

FUNKMEISTER: In 2009 (then remastered in 2010 lol) I released my actual first album under my own name. Better late than never, I guess – I'd been bringing a lot of tunes with me for some years and a lot of them were based around female vocals, since that's the kind of band I'd worked…

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Quit Cryin’ Y’All!

ok this one is pretty ill… one day myself, Ronrico Morris and Lamont Johnson were sitting around in the control room at Cloudborne Studios Detroit on Mack Ave… and one of us got to telling the other one to "quit crying". If I recall correctly it was Ronrico being told, and Lamont doing the telling…

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Stratus-Fear: Jazz Rock

Like heavy Jazz-Rock? then you might dig this track called "Stratus Fear" – composed by yours truly… probably my first foray into serious digital recording, circa 2003 and ultimately released on my album Funkmeister in 2009. Myself on bass & keys and a little help from my long-time friends Jimi James Ruccolo on guitars and…

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Origin of the Martian Entropy Band (abridged)

it was the wee hours of a tuesday night a few years back, a rather "unmanaged" but talented fifteen-year-old was walking down a dingy, deserted downtown avenue and heard a blues band playing in a bar (dive). He walked in and saw the dude fronting the band was another hippie-type individual (though just a bit…

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The “Scat” and the “Hop” of Things

About eight years ago Jesse Jones Jr. and myself kind of invented a new musical genre and we released an album on it and called it "Scat Hop". If I had to, I guess I'd say Jesse is the Scat and I'm the Hop ๐Ÿ™‚ The album we released in 2010 may have been just…

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Joe Collado’s “Medicine” Featuring Yours Truly

My long-time friend Joe Collado writes Latin Jazz with a Puerto Rican flavor. He's released several albums over the last few years, and the Latin Jazz community has really showed up to support him, with numerous media features and accolades. This last year he approached me to help him build this latest single he's releasing,…

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the Horny Horns of Jerry Carr’s Breakout Album

and the hits keep on comin’ ๐Ÿ˜‰ I was honored to have been hired to arrange and conduct the horn section for this Detroit breakout album starring the one and only Jerry Carr and executive producer Norton Stern. There are several great tracks on this record, here’s one of them. Listen for my “horny horns”…

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Captain Jarvis Birthday

Today is a really special birthday for me… I have so much to be thankful for, including all my amazing Facebook friends and the amazing platforms that allow us all to connect to each other’s lives. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time out to acknowledge our friendship. In honor of myself having survived…

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Birthday Jam Video 2015

Hugh's Birthday Jam 2015

I decided to start stepping up my video game, so on my birthday I took the opportunity to create a quick jam video for all my friends and family, the first of many more to come. I basically just let the camera run while I played around and added layers. Afterwards I ct it down…

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Interview with Jermaine Green, Producer

I’ve just published an interview between myself and a protege, Mr. Jermaine Green who has learned the ropes of being a producer from yours truly. Chances are, you will enjoy this video interview discussing everything that went into it. If you would like to become one of my students, please apply here: http://miamimusicproducer.com/application

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Roy Ayers: Life Is Just A Moment

Here is one of my favorite tracks by Roy Ayers Ubiquity, featuring the amazing bass talent of Byron Miller (who was also mentioned in our interview with Lamont Johnson). The bass is featured prominently with a nice phaser and you can hear all of Miller's Motown-inspired turnarounds very clearly.  Roy Ayers Life Is Just A…

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