|Greetings Good People, African muso avatar Salif Keita is spinning the airwaves and we’re happy to announce that it’s spring at SpragueLand! The big tree that’s sits in front of the entry way is sporting a new collection of green beauties that are dancing in the wind to the Soro music. Wail good man and make ‘em move!
Last week’s super full performance flow leads to this week’s chill balance of working on the Sonny Rollin’s solo book (updating it to the computer), mixing the Metheny show we did a while back at Tango del Rey, beach yoga, dinner with the family at a super cool new spot in Encinitas by Trader Joe’s (I can’t remember the name of the place), and a few choice gigs.
But first, our educated and gifted man who makes his living banging on the drums is a newspaper cover story artist this month! Duncan Moore has been part of the San Diego elite jazz posse for years and I’ve had the good fortune of playing a zillion gigs and recordings with him. He’s definitely my first call man. If you click here you’ll be transported to a cool retrospective glimpse into where he’s come from and where he’s headed. Good news Dunkkkkk!
For this week the solo guitar revolution at The Roxy marches forth and I’ll be there guiding the music. Thursday night it is and I hope to see you there!
On Saturday evening I’ll be joining bassist Bob Magnusson and my brother Tripp for night of music at Harry’s in La Jolla. This is always a good hit with great food and a nice setup for music.
Short and sweet and I’ll sign off as Salif sings “Sina (Soumbouya)”.
all best, Peter
“Duncan’s Directing Traffic”
This week we’re talking about Duncan’s great article in the Troubadour newspaper and this got me to thinking about a tune that I wrote for him while back. We love playing bebop and I had a song based on “I Got Rhythm” and Duncan burned on it. I also remember seeing him stuck in the middle of the road trying to cross, in the center divider, carrying his drum sticks and it was to this moment that I realized he’s directing traffic in the literal sense as well as the musical sense. Brilliant! We recorded this track at SpragueLand and Tripp’s swinging it out along with Bob, Duncan and myself. Classic stuff! Check it out.