From The Archives Of Something Blue August 28, 2022
01. DJ Hairy Larry presents the Gary “El Buho” Gazaway playing “Summertime”
02. Something Blue – Valley – 29 second spot
Thanks Marty, today we’re hearing a George Gershwin song played by a Latin Jazz Band.
This podcast is a little bit different because I’m not playing a song I recorded or worked on in any way. But Gary Gazaway is a good friend of mine who has played at many KASU events including Bebopalooza and Jazz Thursday and he also played at Joe Lee’s funeral. So I”m stretching the definition of the Something Blue Archives a little bit to present this recording because it fits so well with my Something Blue show this week.
I found the song on Bandcamp. On the webpage it says, “Trumpeter Gary “El Búho” Gazaway has toured and recorded with some of the top names in the music industry, working with Steve Winwood, Joe Cocker, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jaco Pastorius…” I will include a link on the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.
Gary attended ASU and played in the ASU jazz program. He took his degree in Communications.
Gary and his wife, Lisa Ahia, and her father, Sam Ahia, are all fantastic musicians. I got to hear them all play together in Pocahontas at a KASU Jazz Christmas concert, so I’ll have to dig out those recordings in a few months.
The song we’re hearing today was recorded in Miami, Rio De Janiero, Montevideo, and Nashville. Gary plays flugelhorn. It’s an excellent collaboration of different cultures. All of the credits are on Bandcamp.
So now, here’s Gary “El Buho” Gazaway playing the George Gershwin standard, “Summertime”.
And that’s Gary “El Buho” Gazaway playing the George Gershwin standard, “Summertime”. Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00, To hear McCoy Tyner, Roy Hargrove, Milt Jackson, and Hank Jones playing at Jazz A Vienne.
Here’s a link to last weeks show, Lover Man.