I recall the day the idea for this CD was hatched. Wednesday, January 11, 2012, we all ate lunch in the corner booth at Garfield's restaurant in Lancaster, PA. Our 2nd CD was nearly done and discussion focused on finishing touches and loose ends. But Johnny was already way ahead
of us, and proposed our next venture, the CD you hold in your hands. Our first CD, the Johnny Bravo Latin Percussion Ensemble, was a fusion of Latin, Jazz, and Rock genres. "This one is dedicated solely to Latin Jazz," he said. It didn't take any time for us to all sign up! Dave Pedrick soon became the head wrangler,scheduling studio time and getting everyone rounded up for the sessions.
We took some time deciding exactly which tunes to put on the CD, but did not rehearse them prior to going into the studio. They were very casual sessions, with many wide grins and a few 2nd takes. Steve Puffer, at Parallel Productions, was a wizard at the controls and captured the magic as it flowed. Having been friends for many years now, we truly have become brothers in a sense. We know each others' styles and can finish each other's musical thoughts. Recording this CD was pure joy for all of us. I truly hope that some of that joy is reflected in the music and brings joy into the your lives, the listeners.
Members of the Johnny Bravo Combo.
Dave Pedrick, Guitar
Mike Bitts, Bass
Robin Church, Trumpet, Fugel Horn
Ken McCoy, Sax, Flute
Johnny Bravo, Timbales, Congas
Bright Size Life
Las Vegas Tango
11/16/2012 6:31:43 PM
Congratulations your tracks go onto the #1 JazzXpress playlist!
6/23/2010 12:02:17 PM
Johnny Bravo Latin Percussion Ensemble will be back in the Studio at Abbeyville RD Studio to start work on our 2nd Cd on August 2010. It's going to be a Great Honor working with our Great Friend N Engineer Jim Easton at the controls at Abbeyville Road Studio. Jim Easton is a Great Access N a Pleasure to work with. Jim We"ll see U Soon......Love To U N UR Wonderful Family. Line Will Be: Dave Pedrick On Guitar, Robin (Godfather) Church On Piano N Trumpet, Ken (Topgun) McCoy On Reed, Mike Vatile on Stand Up Bass, Darnell(Big D) on Trumbone N Johnny Bravo on Timbales, Congas, Bongos n Small Hand Percussion. We will Keep U Posted..........Thank U to all of our Family on Mixposure.........God Bless
3/23/2010 7:35:25 PM
All your songs could go on The Jazz Club. thank you
11/26/2009 7:27:18 AM
Just wanted to stop by and wish you and yours Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!
10/1/2009 12:27:51 AM
Great happening groovin vibe . you Cats lay it down way fine...enjoyed the listening of the sweetness you got going here, added to a few stations...well done...glad to have found your place
7/27/2009 7:41:09 PM
The site looks fantastic!
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