I will be celebrating the release of A View From Below in NYC on Sunday, April 20 at 8:30pm at Cornelia Street Café.
Along with me on pandeiro and Guilherme Monteiro on guitar I'm pleased to announce that I will have the great pianist Sam Yahel with us for the first time. Sam and I used to play together back in the early 90's. This will be the first time we'll play music together again in 20 years!
Here's a bit about Sam:
One of the more distinctive voices among a new breed of Hammond B-3 organ
players on the jazz scene, Sam Yahel has earned the top spot in Down Beat’s
annual International Critics Poll as a Talent Deserving Of Recognition for the past
four consecutive years. Since moving to New York in 1990, Yahel has worked
with a string of notable jazz artists including tenor saxophonists Joshua Redman
and Eric Alexander, former James Brown sideman and alto sax great Maceo
Parker, guitarists Peter Bernstein and Bill Frisell, trumpeters Ryan Kisor and Jim
Rotondi as well as having played on Norah Jones’ Grammy-winning Come Away
With Me as well as on recordings vocalists Lizz Wright and Madeleine Peyroux.
But it has been as a solo artist in his own right that Yahel has made his most
personal statements as both composer and player.