Kevyn Lettau is an artist that takes several listenings to really get a handle on her craft. This past Thursday we had the chance to finally catch up with her and see her live at the wonderful venue in Temecula CA called… Continue
Added by Pete on February 25, 2010 at 11:56am —
Antonio Sanchez is a dynamite drummer. Make no mistake about it, this guy smokes. A native of Mexico City, and playing since he was five years old, Sanchez has worked with and led several groups. Notably, his work with Pat Metheny is stunning and remarkable.… Continue
Added by Pete on February 25, 2010 at 11:54am —
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Added by Pete on August 21, 2008 at 6:06pm —
Finally, a chamber group that swings! With this unconventional instrumentation of Piano, trumpet and cello, Bill Mays has opened a new page in jazz. With his long time friend and associate, Marvin Stamm and the introduction of classically trained cellist, Alisa Horn, they've produced an inspiring and spirited, both classical and jazz, set of music that is refreshing, thoughtful and original. Marvin’s approach to this music is soft and trained in the classical nuances to give the music its new… Continue
Added by Pete on July 12, 2008 at 11:01am —
Karrin Allyson divided up her very tasty one and a half hour set at the Seville Theater, in San Diego, into three parts. She did some gutsy blues, some suave Brazilian and some very traditional jazz lines, such as Jordu, all to an appreciative sold out audience. With a very steady and supporting group in back of her she displayed her now classic and very identifiable voice to perfection. Backed by Guitarist, Larry Koonse, bassist, Tom Warrington and Todd Strait on drums, whether playing the… Continue
Added by Pete on June 26, 2008 at 7:52pm —
Well, after an eleven year hiatus my wife and I have decided to attend this year's Puerto Rico Jazz Festival. The lineup is a great one with Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apace Band, Pat Metheny, Dave Valentin, Ahmad Jamal and many more. Considered to be one of the best festivals in the Caribbean, the Puerto Rican audience gets totally involved with the music while the sets are long, the music great and the weather balmy while the rice and beans are ever tasty. In a future blog I will try to… Continue
Added by Pete on May 21, 2008 at 11:00pm —
Tracks: Triple Play; Flying By; Machu Picchu; A Call for Sanity; Just In Time; Second Son; Cravo e Canela; Afro Blue; Dansette; You’ve Changed.
Bill O’Connell has had a long standing musical association with Dave Valentin. Both, have made mass contributions to the extension of Latin Jazz. Bill’s somewhat stolid musical character has been a successful compliment to Dave’s often animated approach to the flute. On “Triple Play” they take it a step further inventing a sort of… Continue
Added by Pete on May 14, 2008 at 11:00am —
For quite some time, since listening to three or four of his CDs, I've been trying to catch up with Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Finally, he has made his debut appearance in the San Diego area and I was there, a part of it.
It was an incredible three hours of jazz. His music is an introspective journey that has strong power and can transform your personal feelings toward his art and music. The emotions I came away with could be equated to that of reading a novel containing many twists and… Continue
Added by Pete on March 23, 2008 at 10:59am —
Andy Bey in San Diego
I have said it countless times in my reviews and interviews: It has become so difficult to be able to identify many musicians based solely on their sound and style. There is one very gifted musician on the scene today whose style is so easily recognizable after singing only two notes. This would be Andy Bey.
Finally having the chance to catch Andy live, we rushed down to San Diego for a session of Jazz 88.3 Live at the San Diego City College in… Continue
Added by Pete on March 3, 2008 at 4:00pm —
It Could Happen To You
But Not For Me
If I Were A Bell
A Gentle Time
I've Grown Accustomed To His Face
This Can't Be Love
A Gentle Time
When Sunny Meets Tom
There comes a time in an artist's life when, as an aged wine, they reach that certain moment when theyπve matured and the wine is ready for all to savor and enjoy. Sunny Wilkinson… Continue
Added by Pete on February 25, 2008 at 9:30pm —