Break away from the boring fast foods, same old, same old salad bar selections, sit down safe cafe predictions and venture into an instantaneous immersion into body, soul, and spirit delight.
The Ernst & Young Plaza at 7th and Figueroa in Downtown Los Angeles hosted a relaxing concert amidst summer sun on July 29th, 2009.
The Red Holloway ensemble with special guest vocalist, Ernie Andrews gave the attentive crowd a mixture of jazz standards and other selections.
Red Holloway - Saxophone
Ernie Andrews - Vocals
Richard Reed - Bass
Derrick King - Drums
Art Hillary -Keyboard
A nice arrangement called "Forecast" written by the Pianist was featured that was pleasing to the ears and soul.
All the ladies received a tribute from Mr. Holloway as he dedicated Duke Ellington's "Satin Doll" to us. It possessed a splendid connection of space and time between all the musicians.
Red's occasional smile and nod as Art and Richard exchanged soulful solos gave us a taste of the Blues, Straight Ahead, Swing, and affability.
He continued his flirtatious mode with us by playing his smooth and beguiling version of "Little Darling". This is a gorgeous piece with lots of texture and embracing.
The soulful Guitarist Tal Farlow performed it on many occasions with tons of approval from audiences.
Richard Reed on Bass was brilliant as he accented and sang as he played on Bass.
Great connection of Art Hillary on Keyboards sharing some delightful solos and a trade of 4's with Red. Derrick King kept it swinging on Drums with his measureless groove on every tune.
The sound was infectious and encompassing.
It was at this plateau; the legendary Ernie Andrews took to the stage and shared some remarkable renditions starting with Herbert Magidson, Sammy Fain, and Jack Yellen's -"Something I dreamed last night,” and George Gershwin's "Love is here to Stay" to name a couple.
The crowd delighted in his sermon-style delivery of a song bursting in a call and response and Jazz concentration.
One couldn't help but to be captivated by his style, smile, and linkage with the nucleus of the music, musicians and audience.
What a great way to spend an hour, lunch break, or just a breather from the usual daily routine.
If you are interested in future concerts held during the summer, please check at www.ArtsBrookfieldProperties.com/Los_Angeles
Come out for an afternoon or evening of relaxation and musical pleasure.