Roberta Gambarini retuns to Dazzle Jazz for six shows this weekend with Convergence, Friday, August 15, Saturday, August 16 and Sunday August 17. Two shows each night 7 and 9pm, on Sunday show times are 6 and 8pm. If you've seen this pairing before you'll understand why Dazzle has Gambarini booked for six shows.  Roberta Gambarini on vocals performs with Greg Gisbert on trumpet, John Gunther on sax, Mark Patterson on trombone,  Eric Gunnison on piano, Mark Simon on bass, and Paul Romaine on drums. 

This week’s Vinyl Vault features the “Griffith Park Collection,” a 1982 release with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Joe Henderson and Freddie Hubbard. A couple months ago, the Vinyl Vault featured “Echoes of an Era” which is an album by the same band but also features Chaka Kahn on vocals. Immediately after the band recorded “Echoes,” they went right back in the studio and recorded “Griffith Park.” And, like “Echoes,” this one is entirely acoustic.

Tedeschi Trucks Band
Red Rocks, Denver, CO - July 25, 2014

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature Miles Davis alum and saxman Sam Morrison with his 1978 album on Inner City Records, “Dune.” Morrison is joined by Michael Wolf, Buster Williams, Bill O’Connell and Ryo Kawasaki.

This week the Vinyl Vault will feature a 1989 album from Jean Luc Ponty titled “Storytelling.” After a string of successful albums on the Atlantic label in which Ponty explored jazz fusion and beyond, he switched to the Columbia record label and this album was his second for that imprint.