Greetings Good Folks!
The last time we left off we were immersed in Beatlemania. The Day Tripper livestream was a hoot and since then I’ve been editing single song videos and they’ll make their way to YouTube next week. Enhanced sound and a joyful sonic trip all wrapped up in a less time commitment bundle.
I had the chance of playing with the New York Voices at the Irvine Barclay Theatre a few weeks back. They are four vocalists (two woman and two men) with piano, bass, drums, percussion, and me on guitar. Their music for this outing was all Brazilian songs (my favorites) and the vocal harmony and counterpoint was off the charts. Tricky arrangements and we rehearsed all day and then played the concert. Super memorable music moment #4,900,066!
Our favorite jazz writer Robert Bush recently scripted a piece for the SD Reader about our incredible Metheny encounter. It’s a dreamland read and it lives here:
If you’ve been a subscriber to my gig emails you know that surfing plays a major role in my life gig. It’s supreme fun and I’ve been at it since I was a little kid. Sort of an Endless Summer mission statement.
My main surf spot which is close to home is Beacons in Leucadia. It gets crowded so sometimes, if both parties agree to it, we share a wave and weave back and forth to get the joy of the glide together. Recently my friend Darius and I did the weave and it inspired him to write a song for his new record that found us not only weaving on the ocean wave, but also weaving on the sonic wave. It’s called “Sharing a Wave” and it’s on his new recording Slide the Wide Horizon and he’s known as Westwatcher.
It’s primo surf guitar lore and it lives here:
Up for this week we’re playing a concert in La Jolla on Friday night. It’ll be Tripp on sax and piano, Justin on bass, and me on guitar playing Miles’ music. These are songs from Miles Davis’ iconic Kind of Blue album and they are the new arrangements that I put together on our Blue Kind of Miles recording.
It’s going to be a fun concert and look below for the details.
Cellist Lars Hoefs is in town from Brazil and he’s recording all week at SpragueLand. His group, The Blue Rose Trio plays Brazilian contemporary chamber music and the instrumentation is piano, clarinet, and cello. In addition to recording all week, on Saturday night they’re also playing a livestream concert broadcast from SpragueLand. These are world class musos sharing their music right to your living room. Here’s the poster with the YouTube link and they’d love to have you in the audience.
That’s the word up until now and take good care, Peter