Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hubert Laws live in California, next Saturday!

All-time greatest jazz flutist, Hubert Laws, will be performing a rare concert in California! Playing hits from his groundbreaking albums for CTI Records!
This next Saturday, May 18, 8 pm @ Moss Theater.

Tickets: $40

Mitch Forman (piano), Rob Mullins (keyboards), John Leftwich (bass). Joey Heredia (drums)

VENUE: Moss­ Theater
at The Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Free parking adjacent to Moss Theater on New Roads Campus.
KJAZZ 88.1 - official media sponsor.

Happy 90th Birthday, Creed Taylor!

Happy Birthday to legendary Grammy-winning producer Creed Taylor, founder of the Impulse!, CTI and Kudu labels!!!
(Creed Taylor & Arnaldo DeSouteiro, NY, 1990)
(Ithamara Koorax & Creed Taylor, NY, 1991)
(Creed Taylor & Ithamara Koorax, Montreux, 2009)
(Quincy Jones & Creed Taylor, NJ, 1969)
(Creed Taylor & Freddie Hubbard, NJ, 1970)
(Creed Taylor & Kenyon Hopkins, 1959)
(Monica Getz, Creed Taylor, Sammy Davis Jr. & Astrud Gilberto, 1965, receiving one of the 5 Grammy awards for the "Getz/Gilberto" album)
(Rudy Van Gelder & Creed Taylor, 2009)
(Niels Lan Doky, Creed Taylor & Anders Bergcrantz, Istanbul, 2009)

(Bill Evans, Creed Taylor & Claus Ogerman, NJ, 1965)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Fusion CD of the Month - "Salaberry & Friends: Rhythm of the Spirits"

Fusion CD of the Month
Salaberry & Friends: "Rhythm of the Spirits" (Tratore)
Rating: **** (musical performance & sonic quality)

Produced by Salaberry
Associate Producer: Guilherme Canaes
Cover concept and photos: Salaberry
Cover setup: Roberto Stefanelli
Recorded between January and August 2018

Featuring: Salaberry (drums, percussion, kalimba, voices), Derico Sciotti (flute), Fulvio Oliveira (guitar), Jorge Pescara (electric bass), Fernando Moura (piano), Augusto Mattoso (bass), Chico Wilcox (electric bass), Marcos Romera (keyboards), Chico Wilcox (bass), Sandro Haick (guitar, keyboards, percussion), Ed Cortes (sax), Claudio Rocha (electric bass), Mauricio Marques (keyboards), Flavio Lira (electric bass), Michel Freidenson (keyboards), Mayra Mello (flute), Fernando Molinari (electric bass), Marco Bosco (percussion, samples, beatbox), Chico Martins (electric bass), Tarcisio Edson Cesar (guitar)

On his ambitious 8th solo album, "Rhythm Of The Spirits," renowned São Paulo-born (and currently Miami-based) drummer Roberto Sallaberry, reunited an all-star cast of 20 Brazilian musicians and recorded them in nothing less than 19 different studios. Bass stylist Jorge Pescara shines on his duo number with the leader, "Invocation," while brilliant guitarist Fulvio Oliveira sounds creative and flawless on all his appearances, most notably on "Winds From The East," "Voices" and "Before The Rain." A top class fusion adventure.