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Bob Shimizu

Introducing "Lets Get Together" the latest release from jazz-guitarist Bob Shimizu. "Let's Get Together", Shimizu's second solo release, is a celebration of the song-book of a life-time and a musical journey that pays homage to jazz standards and selections from the great American pop and rock song-books. Produced by veteran Clarke Rigsby (Joey DeFrancesco, Jimmy Smith, Tower Of Power) the album features Shimizu's Arizona-based quartet including Mario Mendivil (elec. bass), Lamar Gaines (piano, Wurlitzer, Clavinet), Mike Florio (drums) and Todd Chuba (percussion) as well as a vocal cameo by singer-songwriter Obadiah Parker (Grandma's Hands), who lends grit and soul to the session. Shimizu's trek into the non-traditional also includes a foray into the traditional organ-trio setting featuring New Yorkers Pat Bianchi on Hammond B3, and Carmen Intorre on drums (both on-loan from the Pat Martino Trio). "Let's Get Together" presents Shimizu's unusual take on "standards"

Album

Let's Get Together

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Icarus; Get Together; Beautiful Morning; Grandma’s Hands; Black T-Bird; Stolen Moments; Quem Diz Que Sabe; Wear Your Love; Invitation; Abraham, Martin & John.

Album

First & Monroe

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: Her Gentle Touch in Moonlight; Easy to Be With; Trace of a Nordic Blonde; Padrone; Above the Clouds; Yavapai Lullaby; Flying Home; L-Ski; 1235 Moio Way; Sycamore Canyon; First & Monroe.


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