Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Phil Upchurch @ Vibrato, tomorrow nite!

Phil Upchurch, one of my guitar heroes since I heard him performing on George Benson's "Bad Benson" album, will be appearing this Wednesday, April 27, @ Herb Alpert's Vibrato (2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Bel Air, CA 90077 - Ph: 310.474.9400).
I had the honor to supervise CD reissues of the "Upchurch/Tennyson" album, and can't wait to see him with his new band, featuring Todd Hunter (piano), Ernest Tibbs (bass) & Land Richards (drums).


A prolific guitarist whose distinctively funky, blues-steeped jazz style has graced over a thousand recordings across the popular music spectrum, Phil Upchurch has recorded 27 albums of his own leadership, as well as countless movie soundtracks.

Upchurch has been a prominent figure in the blues, soul, R&B and jazz circles for more than 50 years. In addition to his work with the legendary Jimmy Smith, Upchurch's talents have teamed him with musical legends such as: Quincy Jones, Bob Dylan, Julio Iglesias, Ray Charles, Ramsey Lewis, Carmen McRae, George Benson, Donny Hathaway, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Carmen McRae, Marlena Shaw, Eddie Harris, Brother Jack McDuff, Joe Williams, Stan Getz, Cannonball Adderley, Herbie Hancock, Grover Washington, Jr. and Wynton Kelly, among many others.

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