Smooth Jazz Festival Mallorca 2014: Shilts

The last show of the festival was done by former DTTB frontman, saxophonist Paul "Shilts" Weimar, he went right into it with the groovy "See What Happens", followed by "Look, What's Happened" which was another head bopper. He changed the pace a bit with "Good Evans", a song written for his father that was very special, it featured a nice intro on the keys by Lutz Deterra and a great straight ahead part in the middle of the song, providing an early highlight of the show. Then they did the beautiful "See Things Clearly", one of his chart topping hits, providing some smooth jazz bliss. He changed gears again with Stanley Turrentine's jazz classic "Sugar", that gave Andy Pilger the opportunity for a smoking drums solo. The pace was slowed down with his heartfelt cover of Rose Royce's "Wishing Upon A Star" where he also wandered around in the audience to play. He invited special guest Nick Colionne on guitar to play one uptempo funky track with him, turning up the heat. To get us up on our feet, he did the DTTB track "Staten Island Groove", to wrap up his show, he invited Greg Karukas who provided some more great keyboard playing one more DTTB track, wrapping up the show. They came back for one more and did a blues number with everyone improvising along, bringing the festival to great end.

This was one more memorable and entertaining Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival, it was well attended by an international crowd of smooth jazz aficionados and held on the premises of the 5 star resort of the Protur Biomar Gran Hotel who always welcome the festival with open arms. We all had a blast and will be back next year! Mark your calendar for April 30 - May 3, 2015.