Monday January 4, 2015 "Two Incredible Rhythm Sections"

This week I have the honor of playing with some of the best rhythm sections in Detroit.  

Wednesday I will be with Scott Gwinnell (piano), Jeff Pedraz (bass) and Steve Nistor (drums).  We will be at Black Lotus playing the music of Dexter Gordon.  Dexter has had such a profound influence on me as a musician.  He truly sings through his horn. When he plays a phrase it sounds like it's the most important thing he has ever played.  His ideas are so clear and concrete and he always plays with a big robust tone. He is sometimes romantic, sometimes playful and always swinging!

Saturday I will be at Cliff Bells with the Latin Jazz group Agaunco that features the rhythm section of Rick Roe (piano), Pat Prouty (bass), Pepe Espinosa (timbales) and Alberto Nacif (conga).  Alberto is the band leader and is celebrating his second recording INVISIBLE.  It's all original music and is so melodic, tight and captivating.  I love playing with these guys, it's going to be fantastic!

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