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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: ‘Upright’ bass sensation Miles Mosley hits the road

Upright bassist extraordinaire Miles Mosley celebrated his birthday and new Verve album with his cohorts in the West Coast Get Down across the country at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge.

The Los Angeles native, who has performed, recorded, produced and toured with artists including Kendrick Lamar, Mos Def, Lauryn Hill, Jeff Beck and Rihanna, shook a crowd amped by opening revelation Deva Mahal with selections like “Shadow of Doubt” and “Tuning Out” from his Verve debut solo album “Upright” and other originals.

Also an adept vocalist, Mosley talked about how he was inspired by Jimi Hendrix and his own father who told the young singer/composer, “You need to play more bass, boy.”

Smart man.

Cameron Graves, whose debut album “Planetary Prince” features Kamasi Washington and Thundercat, supplied keys with Harold Wright, who snuck that juicy Kool & The Gang “Open Sesame” horn lick in on sax, beat master Tony Austin on drums, and some bars from guest MC Xavier.

They now embark on a European tour before returning home for the holidays.

DISC-COVERY: R&B Diva Syleena Johnson, who is featured on TV One’s daytime talker “Sister Circle,” has a new album of classic covers via Shanachie called “Rebirth of Soul.” After more than 20 years, she reunites on disc with her blues legend father Syl Johnson, who produced and selected the songs …

The follow up album, “Jazz Loves Disney 2: A Kind of Magic” has just been released on Verve Records with interpretations of the studio’s music by George Benson, Angélique Kidjo, Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum, Madeleine Peyroux and more.

FUND-AMENTALS: Producer and musician Peter Michael Escovedo has launched a pre-order campaign in support of his forthcoming album, a tribute to the one and only George Michael. A collection of some of the industry’s most celebrated musicians including Prince keyboardist Cat Gray; Gorden Campbell on drums (Beyoncé); Paul Pesco on guitar (Madonna); Josh Moreau on bass (Katy Perry); and vocalist Lynn Mabry who with Escovedo also toured with Michael, are involved. Check it out at:  www.pledgemusic.com/projects/petermichaelescovedo.

Filmmaker Lisbon Okafor raised funds to complete production on his fantasy mermaid film, “Ten-Cent Daisy.” He now has started a campaign in hopes of enhancing with special effects. The story is described as a folktale of three sisters from a small fishing village in the Caribbean who seek refuge in Berkeley, California, after an act of violence is committed against their youngest, a mermaid. Visit: www.tencentdaisy.com for details.

TASTY QUIP: “We’re trying to get a script ready for “Coming to America 2.” Until this year, Eddie [Murphy] didn’t want to do it because he loved the movie and didn’t want to mess it up with a sequel. That movie was a special part of my life, so we’re working hard on that. We want to get it right” – ARSENIO HALL to GoColumbia

CLIPPETTES: Lupe Fiasco arrives in the area for two shows: Nov. 10 at the Belasco Theater and Nov. 11 at Anaheim’s House of Blues

Electronic Dance Music trio Major Lazer’s “Give Me Future,” a film exploration of their historic performance in Havana, Cuba, has its only L.A. theatrical showing on Nov. 12 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. A discussion with Diplo and Anna Lunoe follows before the after party

The Broken Crowns Tour feat. Matisyahu & Common Kings hits the Wiltern Nov. 13

The Glynn Turman/Louis Gossett, Jr. gangster horror classic “J.D.’s Revenge” has gotten a brand new 2K restoration for a new two-disc Blu-ray/DVD set with extras out Nov. 14 via Arrow Video. Joan Pringle (“The White Shadow”) is also featured

Dondre T. Whitfield hosts the 5th annual Evening of Comedy to combat Sickle Cell on Nov. 15 at The Regency West with Luenell, Jay Lamont, Joe Torry, David Arnold, Gary “G Thang” Johnson, Khiry Lee and Rolanda Watts taking turns

Vocal phenom Daley is at the El Rey Theatre with Tiffany Gouché on Nov. 16

Suzzanne Douglas is knocking them dead in the Chicago production of “42nd Street” until January. The acclaimed performer will take a break to headline Feinstein’s in New York on Nov. 18

Lenny Kravitz headlined the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball last weekend featuring a special appearance by Snoop Dogg at the after party presented by E11EVEN MIAMI. “Once Upon A Time” co-star Gabrielle Anwar and “The Voice” winner Alisan Porter lent their talents to the event that raised $2.2 million

Following its critically acclaimed theatrical run in April, Lincoln Square Productions’ documentary feature “Let It Fall” Los Angeles 1982-1992,” from Academy Award-winner John Ridley, is now available on Netflix. The film will also re-open theatrically for a limited weeklong run at Laemmle’s Music Hall beginning Nov. 17.

TC ON TV: Nov. 10 – “The Climb” (Amazon): Diarra Kilpatrick is the creator and star of this Detroit set comedy following an office assistant who seeks internet fame. Chris Robinson (“The New Edition Story”) directs. By the way, that hot BET mini-series is getting a sequel of sorts with Woody McClain continuing in “The Bobby Brown Story.” “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO): Donna Brazile, Michael Moore, Chris Matthews, Sarah Silverman.

Nov. 11 – “Brit Awards 2017” (AXS): Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran “Austin City Limits” (PBS): Benjamin Booker “SNL” (NBC): Tiffany Haddish, Taylor Swift

Nov. 12 – “2017 EMAs” (MTV): Rita Ora hosts French Montana, Travis Scott, Demi Lovato and others. “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Kandi Burruss, Xscape

Nov. 13 – “Live with Kelly & Ryan” (ABC): Mary J. Blige

Nov. 14 – “DeRay Davis: How To Act Black” (Netflix) “Finding Your Roots” (PBS): “Children of the Revolution” traces the pasts of Lupita Nyong’o, Carmelo Anthony and Ana Navarro.

Nov. 15 – “Queen Sugar” (OWN): This 90-minute episode concludes the second season to be followed by a special featuring Oprah Winfrey and the cast.

Nov. 16 – “18th annual Latin Grammy Awards” (Univision): J Balvin, Juanes, Alessia Cara, Residente, Maluma, Alejandro Sanz, Logic, Steve Aoki and more. “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): T-Pain, Macklemore

TASTY QUIP: “I have said it before and I will say it again. We don’t have time to work on these dark behaviors, these isms one by one. We don’t have time to be solely triggered by trauma and outrage. We should be outraged by all of it all of the time.” – Director AVA DuVERNAY at the Britannia Awards

As featured in the Los Angeles Wave and Independent, Tasty Clips is one of the leading entertainment newspaper columns on the West Coast, serving nearly one million weekly readers. To reach Bill Vaughan, send email to tastyclips@yahoo.com or via Twitter @tastyclips.

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