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MP3 Steve Deutsch Ensemble - Going Somewhere Fast

Original music with afro-cuban, brazilian and jazz influences featuring the compositions and flute of steve deutsch with omar sosa on piano and jack gate on guitar.

10 MP3 Songs
LATIN: Brazilian Jazz, JAZZ: Latin Jazz

. I believe music to be the great universal language, it brings people together from all races, religions, and cultures and at its best can help to foster a sense of community and communion.
I have been playing flute and saxophone since 1968 when upon falling in love with the group Traffic I just had to buy a flute. I taught myself how to play and read music and six years later went through the music program at the College of Marin. Attending the Ali Akbar Khan school of Indian music for a year was a life changing experience for me. Since then I have had a variety of musical experiences; singing Beethoven''s 9th, playing with a punk rock band, big band, latin bands, leading my own group, and playing with Johnny Tolbert and de Thangs for the last 10 years.
This CD, Going Somewhere Fast, took two years to complete and is the culmination of a lifelong dream. I wrote almost all of the music, and did all the artwork, photography, and layout for the CD and jacket sleeve. (You can see and find out about more of my art, photography, woodwind repair skills, and teaching at https://www.tradebit.com) I was also very lucky that Omar Sosa, the Cuban piano virtuoso, walked into my life for a while and left an indelible mark on the music.
The influences of Eric Dolphy, Duke Ellington, Hermeto Pascaol, Milton Nascimento, Ali Akbar Khan and Wayne Shorter can be heard in this music and will be heard on my next CD as well. I have found the rhythms of Brazil, Cuba and India to be intoxicating and my compositions continue today to reflect this.
I continue to support myself today by playing music, repairing flutes, saxophones and clarinets in my own shop, teaching and painting, and through the grace of God will continue to do so for many years to come.

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