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New Music – No Plan B feat. The Family Stand “Naima”

Friday, January 21st, 2011

No Plan B feat The Family Stand Performing The Great John Coltrane’s Composition…Naima…. (Sandra St Victor- vocals Peter Lord- Piano V.Jeffrey Smith- soprano sax.)

When something sounds/feels good don’t you have to tell someone about it?

I think far too often we sit back and wait for a corporate brand to tell us what sounds/feels good. But I’ll take the word of a human brand any day because most often(depending upon the person) the human brand is motivated by how an experience feels emotionally. Personally, I enjoyed the 5:34 of this track so much that I have played it three times while writing this post. Isn’t that how you really get to know someone? Don’t you have to spend time with them? Don’t you learn something new from each experience?

I’m sure this will be the first of many encounters that I will have with this wonderful arrangement of “Naima” I’m looking forward to getting know more about her.

7.Naima feat The Family Stand by hebop7

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

GFM Spotlight-The Family Stand

Friday, October 8th, 2010

I had the pleasure recently of interviewing The Family Stand- Peter Lord, Sandra St. Victor, and V. Jeffrey Smith- what a great time I had! I strongly suggest that if you have not picked up a copy of their latest project In A Thousand Years that you do so here.

In this interview we talk about the state of music past, present and future and what’s on the horizon for The Family Stand individually and collectively. Special thanks to Rob Fields from boldaslove.us for hooking up the interview!

The Family Stand by GrownFolksMusic

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.