Friday, August 30, 2013

Give Five, from MIXTURE - live performance at the 2013 Cherry Blossom Festival

From the live performance given at the 2013 Cherry Blossom Festival Jazz concert in Macon, GA - in the Cox Capitol Theatre.  

Thanks to Untuxable for the video!

 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Too Pooped to Bop - live performance at the 2013 Cherry Blossom Festival

A live performance of a track from Joey Stuckey's jazz album MIXTURE, which hit #9 on the CMJ Jazz charts earlier in 2013.  

There's more about MIXTURE over at joeystuckey.blogspot.com, including links and stories and videos.

 Enjoy!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A funky review for MIXTURE


Jordan Richardson from Something Else Reviews had a few comments about MIXTURE - and even mentioned Pam Rule's contribution!
Mixture, then, is the culmination of all of the above accomplishments. It is, like Stuckey’s impressive bio, diverse, colourful and a little busy at times.
This made me laugh. A LITTLE busy? Have they ever seen Joey work?
Some tracks employ other players, like Tom Rule (keyboards and drum programming) and Miguel Castro (percussion), to better effect. The call-and-response delight of “Too Pooped to Bop” draws a bigger picture, with Stuckey walking the line with some enjoyable fretwork. Rule’s input adds to the jam.
By the way, "Too Pooped to Bop" is a deliberate oxymoron. Now you know!
The fireworks of album-opener “We’ll See,” with Stuckey shooting off blast-like riffs and careening through a dominant solo, is similarly boosted by the grooves of Rule and Castro. Pam Rule’s vocals take things back in time.
So Joey is shooting and careening, Tom and Miguel are groovy, and Pam Rule is a time traveler. I never knew the album was this epic!

Included are some of the YouTube videos we posted during the album's creation process. 

The original review is over at
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Monday, February 4, 2013

MIXTURE overseas...plus we're still heeeeeere!

Got a text from Joey that says MIXTURE is getting Radio Airplay in Australia. So, G'day, mates!

MIXTURE hit a high of #9 on the CMJ jazz chart - dropped back in the twenties, and has been rising again this week - it's a #18!

Cool stuff, I'm telling ya!

Available from AMAZON and CDBABY and iTunes. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

MIXTURE: GREAT Review over at All About Jazz!

Fresh on the heels of reaching into the Top Ten on the CMJ Jazz charts comes this highly complimentary review of Mixture over at All About Jazz by Edward Blanco. Here are a few quotes:
  • Mixture is a gem of smooth-styled jazz that sparkles all over.
  • Key to this endeavor is friend, keyboardist and songwriter Tom Rule with whom Stuckey has collaborated the past several years, writing the music for this album.
  • Whether familiar with the blind guitarist or not, Mixture is a delightful recording, delivering an all-around pleasurable musical experience from an amazingly talented artist who, despite his physical limitation, navigates his musical path like a driven visionary, letting nothing get in the way of his success.
  • Not everything here is soft and sweet however, as stuck in the middle of these selections is the swinging, bop-to-the-core "Too Pooped To Bop."
  • .....the album presents a versatile set of primarily warm tunes with a touch of bop and pep.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Do you like MIXTURE?

These people do! Here's what new fans are saying about "Mixture"!

“ Give Five: Outstanding music ... and soulful too. Best wishes in your music career. You have quite the impressive Bio with incredibly, "... insightful vision."

"Thank you for sharing your music. And I very much appreciate reading your biography history. Thank you, thank you!”

“I can see myself cruising in My "66 Impala with not only the "Windows Down", but the top down as well, listening to this. ”

Available on iTunes and other fine online retailers!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

MIXTURE is moving up the charts!

  Just got a text from Joey - he has been informed by the MIXTURE team that the album is now at
#9
on the CMJ charts, passing Marcus Miller and Lee Ritenour! 

In one week we went from #34 to #9!

Don't forget you can visit the "All the Tunes" page to get quick access to all the MIXTUREcast episodes - and pick up the album on iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon and other fine online establishments!

Monday, January 14, 2013

MIXTURE is debuts at #34 on the CMJ chart!

The CMJ Chart tracks College and non-commercial radio stations across the USA, and MIXTURE debuted at position #34.
karionproductions.blogspot.com/2013/01/joey-stuckey-debuts-on-cmj-top-40-jazz.html
Call up, email, facebook message your radio station and ask them to play MIXTURE!



Thursday, January 10, 2013

Another MIXTURE review: This one from "This is Book's Music"

The reviews just keep coming in for MIXTURE.
For a bit of luxurious jazz in your late nights or early morning, you may want to check out the latest album from guitarist Joey Stuckey.
Mixture (Senate records) is a 10-track collection of laid back jazz, smooth if you will but not a cheesy smooth. He does take time to get into a bebop vibe with the appropriately titled “Too Pooped To Bop”, but he makes a great effort in showing off his skills on the guitar.
Sunday Brunch” will definitely take you to the shores of Rio and make you wish you had a coffee, tea, or some kind of liquid refreshment...while “Crooked” seems to be Stuckey getting comfortable in the style of music he loves the most, and thus ends the album in a fine fashion.

 Click for the Original Review

"Smooth but not cheesy smooth" - I just had to laugh! We saved the cheese factor for the MIXTUREcast videos.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Another review for MIXTURE!

There's another VERY positive review for MIXTURE. Gotta love what Rofcod has to say about the album!


See the original at


Joey Stuckey – MIXTURE:  Man, where has this guitar player been all my life (or yours, for that matter)…. supercharged & ready for prime time from the first note, this is high-energy jazz, to be sure!  After a smashing guitar intro on the opener, “We’ll See“, there are snatches of vocals that are purely psychedelic!  You’ll be able to clearly see every sonic image Joey paints; all the more amazing since he’s a blind player – or perhaps that’s part of what makes him sound so great – either way, you’ll love the “jump” on “Too Pooped To Bop”… you’ll know exactly how that feels after you listen to this, my favorite track of the 10 on the CD.  Joey not only gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) of 5.00, he gets the “PICK” of this issue for “best jazz guitar”!   Get more information at Joey’s website.      Rotcod Zzaj