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"The National Jazz Scene's best kept secret!" ---Bob Agnew LA Jazz Scene
"The National Jazz Scene's best kept secret!" ---Bob Agnew LA Jazz Scene

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We're back at Hotel Normandie Jun 17th!
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I got a new blog from my blogsite: frugalapathy.com!

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Here are videos from our inaugural performance at our new home base: Hotel Normandie in the Koreatown section of DTLA (downtown LA). As you can tell, it's a very happening place! This night it rained all day and those in the know, KNOW how rain affects Angelinos. THEY STAY HOME!! LA is the only place I know of where when it rains, the local weather broadcasts say: "Storm Watch"! The rain did affect our normal fans where many stayed home. Imagine our surprise that throughout the night, the constant full house was due to simple street traffic! Hotel Normandie is DA BOMB, -especially on a Saturday night! The vibe is very much like being in New York City! I knew it would be a great place for us to base ourselves and we are appreciative of Christian Page, his partner and staff for the their support and love of what we bring. For the rest of the summer, Christian is moving us to the rooftop!!! So, here you are seeing our very first performance held in the hotel lobby. Of course on board are my longtime partners for 22 years, Jane Getz-piano, Bill Markus-bass and Thomas White-drums. Also on board is our "secret weapon" Ms. Rita Edmond doing the vocals. For the Quartet portion of the evening we did a mixture of originals and standards and in true "DFQ fashion" relied heavily on the originals and the few standards were more obscure tunes written by jazz greats. Far from being a perfect performance (which I NEVER care about) but perfect in spirit and 'hard-hitting' swing (which I DO care about) that is always in the tradition of great jazz music. Just to hear a living legend like Jane Getz is truly worth the price! Her style of jazz piano ie. Hank Jones and Tommy Flanagan is fast disappearing from the earth. These are the last jazz pianists directly influenced by the immortal Bud Powell, the father of modern jazz piano. Most of the great jazz pianists of today are more directly influenced by later generation greats such as Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner who, btw were contemporaries of Jane's when she lived in NYC. While this lady is still walking the planet, you need to get yourself out to hear her! I still pinch myself and can't believe she has been my pianist for over 22 years! I'm getting evermore convinced like Sonny Rollins, that the true authentic jazz experience is in the live performance, not on recordings. I may never record another CD! Maybe I should just release videos of my gigs? Especially if I can figure out a way to make a few dollars out of it! No worries! Just kidding!!!

P.S. I will keep adding to this playlist until its complete. When it's complete, you will no longer see this "P.S.

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More from Hotel Normandie! The nouveau jazz composition "Intrigue": our take on contemporary jazz!
https://youtu.be/r9xKToIkFUQ

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From my 'Personal Documentary Collection' to give you a taste of our inaugural, opening at Hotel Normandie​ last week. "Stablemates" by the great Benny Golson and performed by DFQ~Dale Fielder Quartet @Hotel Normandie, Los Angeles, CA May 6, 2017: Dale Fielder-baritone sax, Jane Getz-piano, Bill Markus-bass, Thomas White-drums with apologies to Thomas who took one for the team for lamp-blockage!

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We're back at Whiskey Reds in the Marina for Mother's Day!
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Live @ Hotel Normandie 5.6.17!
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5/10/17
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I'd like to invite you to our inaugural jazz series May 6th at the landmark Hotel Normandie in Koreatown, near DTLA. We play 2 sets starting at 8pm, full bar, eclectic menu and there's always Cassell's Hamburgers through the lobby! (They are killer gourmet burgers!) This evening we'll be in the lobby, but in subsequent months will be moving to the rooftop! $20 at the door. Your support will ensure that the LA jazz community will have a new jazz venue!
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5/1/17
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New playlist from my Blog Site: Frugal Apathy.com:
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