Rodney Block entertained those in nearby downtown offices when he played as we photographed him for the AY entertainment guide. A native of Dumas, Rodney continues to leave his musical stamp on fans across Arkansas and beyond. A jazz trumpeter with a hip-hop vibe, Rodney can be seen and heard at a variety of events around the state from corporate to fundraisers, to music festivals and clubs. An AETN Presents: Front Row with Rodney Block was nominated a regional Emmy. Rodney recently released his third album “Eyes Haven’t Seen, Ears Haven’t Heard” available on iTunes.
The soundtrack of our lives can be defined or pinpointed to music. And, the sounds filling the air with the aromas of good foods, is the underpinning of your gathering. Setting the mood is everything.
When you’re chopping veggies for Thanksgiving dinner, welcoming friends for a cookie swap or taking a football game break, good music sets the mood.
Rodney Block’s Brunch/Dinner Music Playlist
(P.S. It’s all about trumpet players!)
It Never Entered My Mind/Miles Davis
Bye Bye Blackbird/Miles Davis
Forget Regret/Roy Hargrove
How Are Things In Glocca Morra/Wynton Marsalis
The Very Thought Of You/Wynton and Ellis Marsalis
What A Wonderful World/Louis Armstrong
Hurricane Season/Trombone Shorty
My 1990’s Crush/Rodney Block
In This Moment, I Think Of You/Rodney Block
The Nearness Of You/Louis Armstrong
John Cain’s Christmas Playlist
(It’s an eclectic selection that adds to the fun)
John is Program Director for KABF 88.3
Sacred Music of Duke Ellington/Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Merry Fishes To All/Trout Fishing In America
Christmas Has A Brand New Beat/Various Jazz Artists
A Child Is Born/Geri Allen
Christmas Stockity Stuffer/Al Grey & Friends
Bah, Hum Duck, A Looney Tunes Christmas
Home For The Holidays/Various Artists
Hymn To Freedom, Homage To Oscar Peterson/Lois Deloatch (It’s not Christmas
music; you’ll want it for her version of Auld Lang Syne as New Year’s Eve ends.)
P.S. Don’t’ forget about enjoying music when your out on the patio. Laurie Rash of Ken Rash Outdoor Furniture recommends a Vega Light. It’s a Bluetooth speaker you can clip to your patio umbrella or railing. It’s non-obtrusive and portable.