|Greetings Good People, it’s a moment of Jobim jazz, Stone Flower, Children’s Games and Desafinado. I’ve got Antonio on the box and I’m practicing up for a night at Dizzy’s with a wonderful group of musos, celebrating the brilliance of the Man from Ipanema. Brazilian vocalist Maria Rosa has organized this hit and you know it’ll be a great time when the theme of the night is Jobim. See you there!
I haven’t played the Roxy solo for a while and I’m stoked to return on Thursday for a set of guitar explorations. I’ve got my looper and I’ve got my chords so lets go sailing!
Saturday night I’m playing Dizzy’s again and for this concert it’ll be a dynamic and non-traditional trio consisting of East Coast saxophonist Brian Levy, pianist Mikan Z. and yours truly on la guitara. We played in this format 6 months ago and had a great time and rustled up this review where Robert Bush reports, “a knockout concert of modern jazz at its finest, dispelling the notion that a rhythm section is absolutely necessary for potent music making.”
Hope to see you there!
Speaking of reviews, I just had a nice profile in Chamber Music Magazine that explores my life as a composer. Check ‘er out…
The propaganda machine runneth over…
That’s it for now and thanks for reading along, Peter
It’s a week of Jobim and I know we’re playing “Wave” at Dizzy’s and I thought it’d be fun to revisit the version we recorded on Pass the Drum a few years back. We’ve got Coral MacFarland Thuet singing into the stratosphere as the band chucks the bossa nova and instead is swinging a la Elvin Jones. Tripp’s channeling ‘Trane and I’m playing McCoy Tyner fourth chords . This isn’t your garden variety lounge-ish version but instead the phrases are elongated, meters are shifting, the chord changes are breaking all kinds of rules — and I’m digging it! If you’re in the mood to hear “Wave” travel to a completely new place, check ‘er out!