Dafnis Prieto's Si o Si Quartet with Peter Apfelbaum were spectacular openers on the last day of the 12th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Sunday June 13th. Prieto's tremendous change of pace, brilliant rhythms, tonal perfection made you forget at times he is a drummer --- and when he did a racing 'SCAT' that was reminiscent of South Indian vocal ragas, he brought the house down.
The poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca hit home once again after seeing Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca at Le Petit Theatre. The guitars, the voices, the poses, the pain, they were all there in front of me, beautifully alive in the performance.
Bob Dylan singing Curtis Mayfield?
Mae West singing Bob Dylan?
What the heck is going on?
Your Cousin Dimitri is sitting in for Gentilly Jr on Bob Dylan's 69th birthday, for a special Blues and RnB to the voice of regeneration.
Tune in, listen up, and watch your parking meters.