Played again at the Mission San Juan Capistrano as a quartet last Saturday, what a perfect setting for a gig! Bassist Sam Johnson took some photos of me playing solo before we got on the stage:
All my gigs have been private events lately. Here I am playing downtown with the Anthony Garcia Quartet with Sam Johnson on electric bass and Steve Haney on percussion:
My duo Paper Moon has finished an album of classic Argentine tangos (take a listen below) with Sam Johnson on upright bass. We will be having a CD release party in the near future so stay tuned! This week, I’ll be back at Sea & Smoke on Nov. 11 playing with the great latin percussionist Steve Haney from 6 to 8pm…
A couple of years ago we were lucky enough to have Flavio Cucchi perform at our guitar studio Paper Moon Music. Flavio is a world-class classical guitarist from Italy, and this weekend he returns to San Diego for a recital in Presidio Park. I’ve been asked to accompany him for this show, which is a great honor, we’ll be playing duet arrangements from Chick Corea’s suite “Children’s Songs” which are terrific little ambient, cinematic themes originally written for piano. Check out the Shows page for more details. Now off to practice for this concert… here’s Flavio playing some of my favorite guitar pieces from Antonio Lauro:
I’ve been finishing up the final recordings for my duo’s album of Argentine tangos, I’ll be starting the mixing for this cd this week. Meanwhile, we’re working on another album of original material plus a few covers of classical/art music like Erik Satie’s “Gnossienne No. 1” with our own improvisations and the great Brazilian choro “Santa Morena” by Jacob do Bandolim. Also, I’ve got a full album of original solo material that I’m currently recording which will be an eclectic mix of things, some ambient movie music-type of interludes as well as full compositions with inflections of gypsy jazz, flamenco, and some weird time signatures!
You can catch me playing in Del Mar this Sunday with bassist Sam Johnson at Sea & Smoke from 10am to 1pm…
I’ve been pretty busy the last month – rehearsing for the Paper Moon concert and the Cultura Flamenca show (picture below). Now that those are over, I’m focusing on composing and recording for the rest of the summer. Joe Amato and I are finishing up our album of Argentine tangos, which should be finished in August, as well as an album of original material, and I’m also working on a solo album which should be released before the end of the year. Most of the gigs I’ll be playing in July and August are private events, but check the calendar page for updated shows (like Sea & Smoke on July 27 and in downtown San Diego on July 25). Here’s hoping you’re having a great summer!
I’ll be back this Sunday for brunch with bassist Sam Johnson in Del Mar at Sea & Smoke. !0am-1pm. We’ll be playing original tunes, Argentine tangos, Brazilian choros and bossa, classical pieces, Venezuelan waltzes, flamenco, gypsy jazz, some jazz standards, and more!
I had a great time on June 1 in La Jolla with Joe Amato for our concert of French music. I’ll be posting some videos from the show, the first of which is below. For the rest of the summer, I’ll be recording original music for our next Paper Moon duo album and a new solo album of all original music!
The Argentine guitarist Juanjo Dominguez is one of my favorite musicians ever, I recently came across this video on YouTube which is much better quality than an earlier version, much better audio – this version of the famous tango “La Cumparsita” is outstanding!
I’ll be playing brunch at Sea and Smoke again this Sunday April 6 from 10am to 1pm – this time with bassist Sam Johnson. I’ve been working on some original pieces for a new CD and Sam will be playing on it – this Sunday we’ll be doing everything from south American music to jazz , flamenco and maybe some rock tunes! Check out the Shows page for directions, etc.