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Evening: 11/5/14

I’ll be attending (and blogging) Bass Player Live! in Hollywood this weekend. After a crazy week it will be good to hang with my brothers of the bass including Alphonso Johnson, Bunny Brunel and others from the fabulous 70’s up til today.

I won’t be updating this page from the road but the blog will be live. Who knows what we’ll uncover in the land of traffic and showbiz. See you back here on Tuesday.

[UPDATE} (see you on the blog)

Well, the Labor Day weekend is almost upon us and that means the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Associations’ Hall of Fame ceremonies are slated for labor day at Lake Okiboji  in Northern Iowa.

I was inducted for the first time back in 2011 as an individual performer but this year I’m honored to be connected to two more inductees.

The Jazz-Rock band Chase is being inducted along with Des Moines’ Captain Beefheart and the Shipwrecks this year. My connection to both bands is deep.

In the meantime, my son Jaimeo is beginning work on his second album for the Motema label. His creative partner, guitarist Chris Sholar is coming up with some great new music and I’m helping with production and sound design so stay tuned. They (Jaimeo, Chris and tenor saxophone master JD Allen)  just returned from the Love Supreme Festival in London where their band Transcendence shared the bill with John Scofield, Dave Holland, Derrick Hodge and Lailah Hathaway.

I’m trying to be more social and since I have my own media outlet (this site) this will be the only place you can see and hear Dartanyan.

I do like smugmug and linkedin however, and those links are over there on the right side of the page.

Now if you haven’t already...hit my blog to see and hear my thoughts on IRRHOF. Bless you all.


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Dartanyan is an ASCAP publisher and writer, He is a member of the San Francisco chapter of the Recording Academy and has been a AAA member since 1976!


November 5, 2014             Heading to Hollywood!

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Jaimeo with Dave Holland and Derrick Hodge - Love Supreme Jazz Festival, London

Tommy Gordon and Dartanyan with Bill Chase May 1973 Chicago, Ill.