now on iTunes, Spotify, all major music outlets!
We had a great time at our June show at Don’t Tell Mama’s. They have a wonderful sound guy there who repaired a broken foot pedal and found some “vintage” Lou Volpe releases from a now defunct record company to play during the introduction and intermission. Thanks Ian. And thanks to all who made it down to Restaurant Row, NYC to make the night a joy and a success for us!
A “new” re-release: Our “Hear and Now” CD is now available for sale and download on all the music sites. This a straight ahead collection of the guitar in a classic jazz quartet setting playing originals and a high energy version of “Softly As In A Morning Sunrise”. We feature the great Bob Cranshaw on bass along with Onaje Allan Gumbs on piano and the superb Buddy Williams on drums. Also included in the set is a fresh rendition of “Coltrane of Thought”. It came in #4 after a Chick Corea album on many jazz sites when it was first released in 2011!
Also got to see the always new Jeff Beck play at the Capital theater in mid July. Such a sound and so gracious back stage.
AND, our new podcast, EPISODE #14 is up and running. The description they give is:
This episode focuses on rhythm, in particular the rhythm guitar.
The importance of a good feeling “groove” is demonstrated in a live performance featuring a wonderful drummer and fine percussionist. (Buddy Williams and Gary Fritz)
Lou says, “I find I get such a positive response to my music when the audience ‘feels’ the rhythm. They relate more to the song and the performance”
A spirited live version of Lou’s ASTRAL ISLAND is included along with other examples of studio tracks and “live in studio” guitar work to feature rhythm guitar!
Just wanted to let you know that our latest release, “Remembering Ol’ Blue Eyes” is now being played on high rotation in Germany. Swiss Jazz and some stations in France are also airing the CD!
Thanks from the LV Team.