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.

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