Here is a live
recording of an assemblage of South Bay musicians
playing a show at Doc's
On the Rocks at the Redondo Beach King Harbor.
Recorded on one of Hermosa
Records-sponsored 1998 Summer Big Wednesday improv nights, this
disc is a snapshot of musical kinship and jamming over solid
grooves. The disc features Chuck Turner, Brian Sisson, Bill Bowman,
Phil Bunch, Franc Balloffet, and Kelly Preach.. playing upstairs
at a club overlooking the harbor on a warm August night. This
is not jazz in the old sense, but rock and reggae grooves in
the jazz tradition of trading solos and experimentation. No real
song structure here, just straight improvisation all through.
The feeling is pure summertime in the South Bay, with some great
solos and sensitive listening. Nothing fancy, just good music,
ad libbed, played by good players.
Provides a clear window
on the process of improv.