MP3 Craig Buhler - Capistrano Sessions
Melodic as Desmond, smooth as the MJQ, powerful as Gene Harris, rhythmic as Ray Charles, rich as James Moody - Cap Sessions - compelling yet accessible.
11 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Traditional Jazz Combo, JAZZ: Smooth Jazz
"Capistrano Sessions" features the inspired drumming of Paul Kreibich (https://www.tradebit.com), who has been featured with Ray Charles, Woody Herman, Gene Harris, James Moody, Bobby Shew, and many others.
Dave Witham (https://www.tradebit.com) plays piano on "Capistrano Sessions." He has been George Benson''s Music Director for many years and has procuced & recorded with lots of other jazz luminaries.
Brian Atkinson plays trumpet, flugelhorn, & vibes on the CD. He has been in the Disneyland Band for over 20 years and has performed with Lou Rawls & Natalie Cole, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, & other great jazz bands.
Craig Buhler (https://www.tradebit.com) began his career playing sax, clarinet, & flute with the California rock band "HONK" in 1972. Honk became very popular after recording the soundtrack to "Five Summer Stories," which was #1 in Hawaii & Australia. The band toured with the Beach Boys, Loggins & Messina, and other top bands and recorded 4 other albums. Honk still sells out the Coach House each year.
Buhler spent 3 years recording & touring with "Storyville" whose members included Karen Hammack, Dan Barrett, Paul Kreibich, John Ferraro (Larry Carlton Band), and Brian Atkinson.
Craig has also recorded & toured with Ian Matthews and Vineyard artists Kevin Prosch, Brian Doerkson, & Andy Park. His "Jazz for Youth" combo has performed at over 150 schools & churches around Washington. He plays first tenor in the Stardust Big Band & George Snyder''s Oly Jazz Band and teaches improvisation & ear training.
Bassist Joel Hamilton toured with Phil Woods and is now an in-demand studio musician in Los Angeles.
Producer Richard Stekol (https://www.tradebit.com) has been guitarist, singer, & song writer with Honk since 1971. His songs have been recorded by Ricky Nelson, Ian Matthews, Kim Carnes, and others. He has produced a dozen of his own CDs, 2 of mine, and CDs for many other artists.
The March, 2006 recording sessions held at Richard Bredice''s (Jules Shear Band, The Missles) studio near Capistrano Beach, CA were a joyous reunion & musical celebration. We hope you will feel the joy, optimism, & lean directness of this music as you listen.