Brian Nova | Live at Belltown Billiards

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Live at Belltown Billiards

by Brian Nova

A Swingin' Live recording at a favorite Seattle night spot. This CD is full of straight ahead Jazz with a solid Trio and a variety of special guest horn players. Nova delivers on his great guitar licks and adds vocals to many of your favorite standards.
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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1. Almost Like Being in Love
4:45 album only
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2. What is There to Say
5:07 album only
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3. Rosetta
9:31 album only
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4. Learnin' the Blues
4:02 album only
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5. Broadway
5:06 album only
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6. Fly Me to the Moon
4:30 album only
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7. Them There Eyes
4:27 album only
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8. Nature Boy
3:54 album only
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9. Just Friends
6:36 album only
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10. Blues for Joe
4:56 album only
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11. But Not for Me
5:28 album only
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12. Teach Me Tonight
4:34 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Brian Nova brings his hard swinging Jazz guitar and smooth vocals to the famous Seattle spot Belltown Billiards for this live performance recording. He is accompanied by the late, great Peter Vinikow on bass, and favorite drummer Greg Williamson. He brings in a number of veteran Jazz horn players to sit in on the session to give each tune a special and unique feel. And his own popular composition, “Blues for Joe”, is delivered as a solo guitar piece to truly demonstrate Nova’s mastery of the guitar.

The Musicians:
Brian Nova " Guitar. Brian has played on numerous recordings and has toured with same great Jazz artists. Artists such as Joe Pass, Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd, Eddie Harris, Stanley Turrentine, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Jeff Hamilton, Fred Wesley, Ernestine Anderson, Diane Schuur, Freddie Cole, and Blues and Rock Legends Charlie Musselwhite and Steve Miller (just to name a few). Nova not only records but tours extensively throughout North America, Europe, Japan and China. And just as his mentors nurtured his skills, he takes the time to conduct master guitar clinics at Universities and while on tour.

Peter Vinikow " Bass. Peter was well-known in the Jazz world as a virtuoso on the bass. He was not only a favorite of Nova’s, but also Dianne Schuur and Mel Torme.

Greg Williamson " Drums. Greg has played with many great artists including Ernestine Anderson and the Woody Herman Orchestra.

Buddy Catlett " Sax and clarinet. Few people know that this legendary Jazz bassist started his career with horns. Here, he brings his Sax and clarinet skills to the recordings.

Jabo Ward " Sax.

Hadley Caliman " Sax.

Gary Shutes " Trombone.

Quotes from great players:
“ I feel Brian is one of the finest jazz guitarists on the scene!” - Joe Pass

“Brian is one of my favorite duet partners. He goes for the groove.” - Red Mitchell

“He is a true pleasure to play with. He’s my Man!” - Herb Ellis

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