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|Hi folks, and welcome to the Rob
Summer Concert page. This was just a really big gig,
you know, when we have a really big gig, we step up to the plate! First
off, when things go right at a gig, they really do GO RIGHT. I knew
was going to be a cool gig right away because the first thing the
said was "yes, we will get you a Yamaha Grand Piano." Now that's class
folks. No digital junk, no need to ask for "88 working keys" in the
just straight up co-operation. THAT's what I'm talkin' about folks.
I knew that we had to bring the A team, and I got a hold of Steve Di Stanislau right away. He was on break from David Crosby's CPR tour and we snagged him for this one. He was awesome. OF course I had to have David Levray, one of the best all around bass players in the business.
And yes, Greg Vail, the king of sax melody was all over it on this one!
What a cool idea for a CITY to start sponsoring its own jazz shows, that rocks. Here's a pict of me cutting off the band so Greg can screech some high notes.
You can see the cool audience in the background of this shot
as I start
the "wall of sound" flying part of "Daybreak."
Greg "cops a serious lean" during one of his solos, and I'm smiling big as we do our "America the Beautiful" version.
When we play "UH HUH" from the Joyful Noyz CD, everyone freaks
We did it at the KSBR Bash, and the blind
I talked about my love for America. Here's a pict of the standing ovation we got for "America The Beautiful." Me pointing at the flag.
Stevie D. is one of the best drummers in the world. David Levray get serious about the funk on the Sly Stone number.
Playing outdoors for a great crowd is really cool man.
The people out there in Riverside kept us busy at the
at the end of the show, and there was everything from kids to old fans
from my Denver, CO days at this one. Greg and I stayed over an hour
CD's and meeting people. I even sold a couple of my Jazz Piano Books
Talk to you soon!
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