Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dave Richardson's "New Things" concert

Wow. Top-shelf artistry and elegance. What a great afternoon.

Dave's conversations with the audience were as revealing as his great music. Below, Larry Esparza on Flamenco guitar.

Above, Tyler Williams on double bass. Excellent. Below, our homie Phil Wigfall lit it up!

Below, Jerry Lopez and Lion King star Kissy Simmons doing Dave's Si Te Vas in duet. OMG! You gotta be kidding me...

Below, Lion King vocalist Vusi Sondiyasi sang a new Dave Richardson original.

Dave did a segment of the show comprising several tunes totally improvised. He said it was based on his admiration of the works of legendary pianist Keith Jarrett, who he said would sometime just show up in concert with no advance composition list and simply play.

Dave, you really pulled that off. Below, again, Vusi Sondiyasi, Tyler Williams, and Larry Esparza.

I felt constrained so as to not make myself a distraction, so these are mostly from close to my seat next to my bro' Jerry Jones, who was diggin' it all as much as I was.

Thank you Dave Richardson, you are a credit to the profession, and a good friend. I am blessed.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Great concerts by our bro's this Sunday, but a with a schedule conflict

OK, I need to be cloned. Dang!

(Click the images to enlarge to better view the details) On balance (and this is very tough to decide), I've covered Nathan's Las Vegas Jazz Connection concerts multiple times already (including also here and here), so I guess I gotta opt for Dave Richardson's show this time. I have to support everyone's work the best I can. Lenny's goin' with me.


Some of you may have noticed that I took down last Friday's blog post reporting on the show at The Cannery. The acrimony that ensued, originating with the promoter of the event (who, it must be noted, has yet to contact me directly), has become bizarrely pointless, and is contrary to the core purpose of this blog, which is solely to support all musical artists with whom I come into contact, out of simple respect for their artistry and their struggles.

- BobbyG

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Some recent shots of some of my friends

I am blessed to have many good friends. These are but a small handful, shot recently...

Not pictured (just yet), my friend Ric Ulsky.