Celebrating Tommy LiPuma's 75th Birthday at Montreux Jazz Festival
Hi y'all! Just returned from a beautiful 4 day weekend in Montreux Switzerland for Montreux Jazz Festival! We celebrated our dear friend Tommy LiPuma's 75th Birthday with a monster night if music.
The house band was outrageous! Joe Sample (P), Christion McBride (B), Louis Nash (D) and me RP on Organ/ Synths. It was incredible! Playing with all of Tommy's artists that he had wonderfully produced. Hope you don't mind if I drop a few names: George Benson, Joe Sample, Randy Crawford, David Sanborn, Dr. John, Leon Russell, Dan Hicks, Diana Krall, and Lee Ritenour!
Holy balls of fire!! I'm sure it will be out on DVD at some point! I'll keep you all posted. It was quite the scene! How Blessed am I to be invited!
Love you Tommy LiPuma! and thanks to Pat Rains and Claude Nobs for a great hang!
George Benson, Me and Joe Sample
Me, Dennis Chambers and Dave Mathews (both play with Santana)
Montreux Palace Hotel
George B on Stage
Backstage at Stravinsky Hall