RELEASES ITS SECOND CD: Everybody Oughta Have One
by Lucky Thompson’s DNA and REMIX and MASTERED of ITS FIRST
ONE: ALFIE by Alfie Pollitt and the All Stars July
Philly Through My Ear Recording Label and Productions, Inc.
(PTME) released its second CD, as the first one, in the jazz
tradition of this great music venue, Philadelphia. Continued...
Lucky Thompson: Everybody Oughta Have One The
Philadelphia Inquirer, August 1, 2004
Drummer Lucky Thompson is musical director of Natalie’s Lounge,
at 40th and Market, site of a fabled jam session on Saturday evenings
from 5p.m. to 8 p.m. This quintet set with Christian McBride’s
father, Lee Smith, on bass, Umar Raheem on saxophone, Jeff Knoettner
on piano, and Anthony “Tony” Smith on trumpet is a hard-driving
affair that upholds the Natalie’s tradition while branching
out at times in a smooth direction. Continued...
Father’s Local Company Invests in Area Jazz Musicians
The Philadelphia Tribune, July
While his world-famous son is traversing the planet promoting his
hot new sci-fi action flick “I Robot,” Will Smith, Sr.
is holding it down here at home. His burgeoning music company, Philly
Through My Ear (PTME), established to provide opportunities for
Philly jazz artists to record their compositions, is celebrating
its second release, “Everybody Oughta Have One,” by
Lucky Thompson’s DNA. Continued...
Smith Sr. Joins Forces with Local Jazzman Alfie Pollitt
Yanina Carter (Entertainment Editor)
Philadelphia New Observer, May 14, 2003
Five years ago, Will Smith Sr., yes, father to Philly’s
own Will Smith, rapper/actor, would never have imagined he would
be producing music, hitting the radio stations to set up interviews
for his artist or better yet, being interviewed himself. Well, he
Back On A Life In Music Dick Saunders,
Main Line Ticket, Main Line Times, June 2003
After a lifetime in music, Alfie Pollitt is having a breakthrough.
At age 60, he’s made his first recording. “It’s
like a new career, with the CD out and the feedback I’m getting,”
says Pollitt, who was born and raised in Bryn Mawr. Continued...