PJ Rasmussen and Company Play Four Seasons Restaurant Tonight
A debut album is a daunting experience for any artist regardless of age. But guitarist/composer PJ Rasmussen's first CD - Adventures in Flight on Third Freedom Music - shows a young man brimming with musical confidence and leadership qualities of a seasoned professional. A truly outstanding composer, PJ has assembled a remarkable sextet for a highly diverse, but totally cohesive set of Rasmussen originals.
Over the past 25 years, many artists have tried to re-create the substance of the classic 1960's Blue Note era. But what is usually missed is that the music of that era was utterly entrenched in the times it was created - an essential component of the Jazz tradition. While PJ and his cohorts have feet solidly planted in that legacy, the music on this CD is vividly contemporary.
Born in 1990, PJ cut his musical teeth on the rock and blues spirit of men like Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and has brought his love of those forms to his serious commitment to Jazz. Combining these elements into a unified musical vision has resulted in carrying that timeless Blue Note recipe of funky hard-bop, soulful lyricism, passionate swing and innovative exploration smack dab into 2013.
You can catch PJ Rasmussen performing at Four Seasons Resturant. He is also pleased to announce his line up of special guests for his Wednesday night appearances. Tonight, Sept 11th, he will be accompanied by Scott Robinson (reeds), Paul Meyers (guitar), and Pete McGuiness (vocals & trombone). On the18th, Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar) will join him and Steve Davis (trombone) on Sept 25th.
Artists Website: www.pjrasmussen.com