April 7, 2005

Secret Garden Snippet - Gwen Laster

GwenLaster_bw.jpgReaders of Denis Poole’s Secret Garden, will know it’s the place to go for a British perspective on all that’s good, and not so good, in the world of smooth jazz and classic soul. In order to bring you more of the news more of the time this latest Secret Garden Snippet delivers another current sound bite from the adult contemporary scene. This time more about jazz violinist Gwen Laster.

Her current CD, I Hear You Smiling was featured in these pages in October 2004. At the time it was commented that “right from the first track, ‘Rasputins Running’, the hypnotic grove is established and it just keeps on going. The music draws you in and takes you to another world. It’s compelling, fresh and totally original. A real stand out track is the soulful ‘Send Love To The Equation’ with vocals by Bitte Strauchn and haunting violin from Laster.”

Well, her fans in the New York area can catch Gwen in concert at 8-00 PM on Saturday, April 9, 2005, at The Howland Center, 477 Main St. Beacon, New York where she will be accompanied by Joe Scott on piano, Tony Lewis on drums and Damon Banks on bass. Call 845 831 4988 for reservations.

Also she can be heard on Thursday, April 7 at 1:00pm on WHVM 950 AM where John Nelson, editor of Pulse Magazine, will be interviewing Gwen to promote the concert and playing tracks from I Hear You Smiling.

Want to know more? Want to add a snippet of your own? E-mail me on DenisPoole2000@Yahoo.com

Posted by Denis Poole at April 7, 2005 10:26 AM