The Bob Arthurs/Steve LaMattina Jazz Duo
The Bob Arthurs/Steve LaMattina Jazz Duo - Upcoming Live Appearances:
Jazz in Dutchess County, NY: Thursday, January 24th. The Bob Arthurs/Steve LaMattina Jazz Duo will be playing at the Bangall Whaling Company in Stanfordville, NY. Cozy country inn; great food and drinks; Bob on trumpet and vocals and Steve on guitar. Jazz in White Plains, Sunday, January 27. Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Ave, White Plains, NY
This is an extra special CD release party and concert for Bob Arthurs & Steve LaMattina's new CD. Special appearance by pianist Svetlana Gorokhovich
Jazz for Svetlana. No admission charge. Refreshments will be served. A portion of the proceeds from CD sales will go to the Conservatory, a not-for-profit community music school founded in 1929. This is also a home-coming concert for Bob & Steve. Bob was on the faculty from 1972 to 2005. He coordinated the Arts in Education program from 1987 to 1990. He was dean of the school and head of the jazz department from 1990-2005. Steve was on the faculty from 1980 to 2007. You will also get to meet Svetlana, a Conservatory piano faculty member. She has promised to play for us as well.
What the critics have said about the CD :
"...This is unexpectedly fine music in a gentle but highly sophisticated sound and style. The music is technically perfect, but more importantly, it is from the heart." Amazon.
"...Lamattina and Arthurs may not be household names, but they sure can play. While Jazz for Svetlana may have begun as a present for one fan, it turns out it's a real gift for all of us fans of fine jazz played with sensitivity and passion." Blogcritics.org
"...A present by a loving husband to his musical wife turns out to be a substantial present to us - one that won't be worn out in a year." jazzlives.wordpress.com
"...lovely (music) and demonstrates a jazz language in its most intimate form; sincere without worrying about public approval... In some special way the recording is such that it casts out a seductive net that it never surrenders." Muzik Zoom. (Italy)
"...The earthy purity in his (Arthurs) tone is what appealed to Svetlana, a classical pianist...And when I say purity, (it's) the exact kinda thing a working guy wants to hear after a hard day at work, relaxing into the selections, drinking them down like a good wine just before dinner, that kind of purity." Folk & Accoustic Music Exchange
"...raw honesty of passion that seems to exude from this release. Nothing pretentious, nothing self-absorbed and nothing to push the passive listener into the sonic abyss of the overly cerebral." Criticaljazz.com
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