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Sheila E., Monterey Jazz, 2015

Sheila E. on the Arena stage, 80th birthday celebration for Pete Escovedo, Monterey Jazz Festival, 2015.

Photograph copyright Ken Hunt and Whole Earth Images. 31 more words


Lightflight Villages in Action Tour

My Latin jazz quartet Pete Canter’s Lightflight soon starts a series of four dates organised through the Devon based rural touring scheme Villages in Action. VIA takes acts into village halls and similar community buildings in rural Devon, each village bidding for acts from a menu offered twice a year. 204 more words


Our Monday Thing


Last night, I was at a screening of  the classic 1971 film Our Latin Thing, showcasing the music of the incredible Fania All-Stars, which time-warped us all to 1970s NYC. 10 more words


"Sunbelt" (1978) Herbie Mann

Atlantic ‎– SD 19204


LP, Album

Released in April 1979.

Nice album. The arrangement of Watermelon Man is really good.

Music Collection

"Jag Har En Liten Melodi" (1964) Arnold Johanssons Kvartett

Metronome ‎– MLP 15173


LP, Album

A very cool jazz album I picked up in an online auction, even if it is Dixieland. I picked this release because Arnold Johansson is a trumpet player, Swedish of course, and I was interested to hear what level of jazz quality was in the arrangements. 22 more words

Music Collection



Mongo’s Manteca! Monday Morning

Click on the video to play Dizzy Gillespie’s and Chano Pozo’s Afro-Cuban Latin jazz classic performed by Mongo Santamaria.

Thanks to YouTuber andrescabreraf


Bank Holiday Gigs

I have a cluster of gigs this holiday starting tonight when my trio will be at the City Gate Hotel in Exeter. I will be with fab pianist Tom Unwin and fine double bassist Valere Speranza playing in the conservatory from 7.30pm. 258 more words