GF3 w/ Matt Otto @ Blue Whale Jam Session

Matt Otto is in town.  He’s here from Kansas City to participate in the LAJC MeMoWee Fest this weekend, and I’m really looking forward to playing with his quintet on Saturday night.

I’m also happy to add that Matt will be joining my trio on Tuesday night for the Blue Whale jam session.  Consider this an informal start to the festival.  I think there will be a number of LAJC members there that night and it should be a lot of fun.

Last time out we were encouraging people to bring tunes to read (emphasis on the word ‘read’ as in ‘readable’).  I think we can try it again, so if you bring a tune, you can jump to the front of the jam session wait list.  How’s that?

As a teaser, here’s a bootleg of a tune from a gig we did last time Matt was in town:

Isfahan (Matt Otto-sax, Gary Fukushima-keys, Ryan McGillicuddy-bass, Ryan Doyle-drums, recorded live at Ye Olde Ship, Santa Ana, CA, January 14, 2011)

GF3 + Matt Otto Blue Whale Jam Session
Tuesday, May 24 9pm
Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street Los Angeles, CA 90012-3833

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2 Responses to GF3 w/ Matt Otto @ Blue Whale Jam Session

  1. Emilio Terranova says:

    I really love the recording, Gary! The sound quality feels really nice too. I could listen to this all day! I wish the mic picked up more of the bass solo, though 🙁

    • Gary says:

      Thanks Emilio, it was a fun gig. Matt recorded it with his portable recorder, not sure what kind he has but it sounds good, doesn’t it?

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