Photo by Priscilla Hauschildt
Eddie Pasternak, guitar. For over two decades Eddie Pasternak has been a solid fixture of the Bay Area music scene. Music critic Lee Hildebrand describes him as a "remarkable guitarist who generates intense swing playing bass lines and chords simultaneously." His approach is well revealed on his recent cd "A Dozen Roses Ago".
In the 1970s while studying with the legendary Warren Nunes he had a chance to meet his idol, guitarist Joe Pass, at the Great American Music Hall. " He invited a few of us to come jam with him the next day at the Travelodge where he was staying," says Pasternak. "I canceled out of my day job and went." Pass helped Eddie evolve a swinging harmonic concept that has led him to countless performances with alumni from the world's greatest jazz bands: two years with the late great pianist Tee Carson (Count Basie) and four years with drummer Dave Black (Duke Ellington).
Since 1985, Eddie has teamed with Roger Glenn. Having now performed together for years this duo's music has evolved into a unique sound. Whether playing solo, duo, trio, or with larger bands Eddie's performances are bright and swinging.
Roger Glenn, flute, vibraphone, clarinet, saxophone. This New York City born and raised Latin Jazz master got his start listening to his father, Tyree Glenn, play trombone and vibraphone with Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong. He then went on to perform and record with many of the greatest musicians in jazz: Herbie Mann 1983, Cal Tjader 1979 - 1982 (One of the albums, "La Onde Va Bien" won a Grammy award for best Latin jazz album of 1980), Dizzy Gillespie 1978 - 1979, Tyree Glenn 1972 - 1974, Mongo Santamaria 1970 - 1973, Mary Lou Williams 1969 - 1970, appearing on record with most of these artists.
He has appeared on national television shows such as "The Today Show", "The Merv Griffin Show", "The Steve Allen Show", and "Mike Wallace P.M. East", in special performances for President Jimmy Carter, and at the Montreux, Monterey and Berkeley Jazz Festivals, as well as at the United Nations and with the Alvin Ailey Dancers. He also composed the music for the PBS Documentary "Building a Dream".
His additional recording credits, include Donald Byrd, Bobby Hutcherson, Pete & Sheila Escovedo and Rose Mary Clooney.
Dick Hindman, piano. In a career that has spanned over three decades and three continents, Dick Hindman demonstrates extraordinary mastery of the piano with uncompromising standards of musical taste and artistry.
Hindman is acclaimed for his numerous jazz recordings with Richie Cole. He also played on Manhattan Transfer's Grammy Award-winning album "Vocalese". Other milestones include performances with Stan Getz, Toots Thielemans, Pete Christlieb, Sonny Stitt, Lou Donaldson, Dakota Staton, Harold Land, Blue Mitchell, Leon Thomas, Eddie Jefferson Clark Terry, Shelley Manne, Jon Faddis, Curtis Fuller, Ernie Watts, Bud Shank and Shorty Rogers, James Moody, and many other jazz greats.
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