Early Barbra!

Hi Folks, I’m gearing for the holidays and as I sit in the office getting the word out about this week’s music happenings on comes the iTunes shuffle selection “Happy Days Are Here Again” with a 19 year old Barbra Streisand singing the roof off the tune. Oh my, what a voice! This tune is from a recording called Just For the Record and it’s a sonic stroll through Barbara’s early recordings as a young vocalist growing up in N.Y.C. She had it going on from the very beginning. What a nice way to kick off the holiday chill time…

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Coming up for this week, on Friday night Lisa Hightower, Gunnar Biggs, and I will bring the music to Ki’s Restaurant in Cardiff. Our trio cruises through jazz standards, a few Jobim jewels, and a couple of our original compositions with good stories attached. Hope you can join us for a magical night of great food, a killer view of the pacific, and jazz sounds blending into the night.

The Trio with Gunnar, Lisa, and Peter photo by Barbara Rix

The Trio with Gunnar, Lisa, and Peter
photo by Barbara Rix

There it is friends and all the very best, Peter

Crooning on a Carrot Clarinet!

Good Day to you Folks, this was fun to watch:

CarrotClarinet_500He’s got skills with the electric drill. Also knows his produce and the pentatonic scale. Who knew the carrot could resonate like that. This teaches you to never downplay the versatility of vegetables.

Up for this week, one gig only and it’s special because Kevyn and I haven’t played together for a while. It’ll be the two of us at The Roxy on Saturday night. We’ve got Stevie tunes cued up along with Fats Waller, Lennon and McCartney, Sprague and Lettau, and Jimi Hendrix. It’ll be fun and break away if you can.

Peter and Kevyn photo by Michael Oletta

Peter and Kevyn
photo by Michael Oletta

That’s the news for today and thanks for tuning in.

all best, Peter

Tossing Lies!

Good Day to you all, it’s a short little dance this week for the gig email. Reason being, I’ve got only one public gig slated. The week is populated with a few private events and slew of studio work, but all of this under the radar to you, dear attentive gig email readers.

But first, this just came through.

Back in August the cool magazine Just Jazz Guitar (out of Atlanta, Georgia) decided my trip was worthy enough to conduct an extensive interview complete with stories of days of old mixed in with where it might all be headed. The fellow that conducted the interview (Joe Sullivan) is himself, a fine guitarist and writer and I think he asked good questions and led the discussion into some interesting areas. I had fun and if you want to see what lies we tossed around, follow this link.

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Gearing it up for this week’s only Sprague public hit option, I’m hoping you might join us on Thursday for a night at the Oceanside Museum of Art. It’ll be music paired with gourmet appetizers, desserts and specialty wines served throughout the evening. In the loop for the music making is vocalist Leonard Patton, Tripp Sprague on the sax and flute, and me holding down the chords and the bass lines. We’ll explore jazz, samba, Hendrix, The Beatles, Hogey Charmichael, Stevie Wonder, and Bob Marley. Sounds fun to me!

Tripp, Leonard, and Peter

Tripp, Leonard, and Peter

That’s all she wrote for today and have a good one as we spin freely around the sun.

all best, Peter