Live Brazilian Music: Teka at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

By James M. DeFrances Bel Air, CA. Teka Penteriche’s performance at Vibrato last Sunday night had the approval of everyone in the crowd, including veteran crooner Tom Jones. The smooth sounds of the Brazilian born singer-guitarist and her New Bossa Band filled the air of Herb Alpert’s cozy and elegantly appointed club in Bel Air.… Read More Live Brazilian Music: Teka at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

World Music CD: Lawson Rollins “Espirito”

Lawson Rollins Espirito (Infinita) By Devon Wendell Guitarist Lawson Rollins’ music has been spanning the globe and exploring many diverse musical traditions, tones, and textures for more than a decade.  (His remarkable, fast fingered “Fire Cadenza” has already received over 2 ½ million YouTube views.) On this latest album, Rollins continues to apply his prodigious technique to a far-reaching… Read More World Music CD: Lawson Rollins “Espirito”