|Greetings Good People, what an exciting time! I’m listening now to Laura Nyro’s music reimagined by the brilliant pianist and composer Billy Childs and this all from his new CD “Map to the Treasure, Reimagining Laura Nyro”. I’m blown away! It starts out with Renee Fleming and Yo Yo Ma and from there touches down with the great Dianne Reeves, Shawn Colvin, Esperanza Spaulding, Alison Krauss and many others. Fantastic, lyrical, amazing music! Billy rides again!
And other great news, I’ll be joining the band for his gig of this music up in Orange County in mid October. Look below for the details and for me, I’m heading to the woodshed to learn his twists and turns.
We had a super fun gig at Croce’s last week and the place is set up for full on listening and it’s a great sounding room. It’s wonderful to play with the boys again and we hope to do it again!
Up for this week, I’ll be connecting with bassist Harley Magsino and drummer Duncan Moore for a night of trio music at The Merc in Temecula. Big fun and we’ll pull out some new stuff too! Hope to see you there…
And rounding out the week, Stef and I are lucky folks to be joining some friends to take in Paul McCartney’s music concert at Petco Park. As you know, I’m his biggest fan and if he’ll let me, I’ll jump on stage and start playing jazz licks over “Got to Get You Into My Life”. Hah!
There it is friends and thanks for tuning in, best, Peter