Buddha of Jazz!

Hello Good Folks!

Coming to you from sunny SpragueLand and some newly discovered Coltrane tracks are filling the air. Unearthed from who knows where, the recording is called Blue World. It’s the classic quartet (Coltrane, McCoy, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones) jammin’ in the studio back in ’64 playing new versions of Naima, Village Blues, Blue World (related to Out of This World) Traneing In, and Like Sonny. It’s beautiful, it’s deep, and it’s Coltrane again transforming into the Buddha of jazz.

Up for me this week, it’s a week of sharing what we do with the inspired folks attending Point Loma Nazarene University. Today vocalist Rebecca Jade and I give a masterclass on guitar and vocals, tomorrow the recording class comes to SpragueLand to discuss the ins and outs of the recording studio, and on Friday our whole band plays a concert down at the school’s Crill Hall. We’re playing the Planet Cole Porter music and it’s Rebecca, Tripp, Gunnar, Duncan and myself at the heart of the music creation. The Friday concert is open to the public and you should all come if you can. It’s a great space for music and the view from the front doors out to the wild pacific is a jaw dropper. See you there!

PCP with PS, Gunnar, Tripp, Rebecca, and Duncan.
photo by James Kaspar

On Saturday afternoon I’m playing some solo guitar at the La Mesa Library. This will be fun! I’ve never been to this library but libraries in general are a guaranteed quite space and this is good for the music. Check it out…

That’s the word for this week and thanks for following along.

all best, Peter