Tesoros Del Corazon
The Latin Quarter Jazz Collective was founded in 1997 at the Cafe 880 Jazz by reedman Bob Paskowitz. Bob appeared at the Litchfield Jazz Festival and the Croton-on-Hudson Blues Festival with Denny Bayless' Sweet Butter 'n' Jam, recorded a live musical theater performance with multi-instrumentalist and avant-garde world music composer, Anthony Braxton, in Greenwich Village, and Paskowitz has played in a number of blues and horn-rock groups that have opened for such well-known acts as Jr. Walker and the All-Stars, J. Geils Bluestime, Aztec Two-Step, Texas Flood and Roomful of Blues. Bob studied with Jackie McLean, Don Sinta and Dave Liebman, and has played with Hartford, CT-area musicians such as Paul Brown, Jaimoe from the Allman Brothers, Dave Stoltz, Bob Laramie, Pete Scheips, Chris Tofield, XY Eli, Woody Floyd, Lance James, Willie Edwards, Tom Sanders and the Hornets, Don Mazza, Don DePalma, Matt Emerzian, Eric Leone Pritchett, Jerry Mack, Jr., Tomaca Govan, Leo 'Boogie' Soboleski, L.A. Jones, Charles 'The Piano Man' Thomas, Lucian Williams, Tom Dest and Trudy Silver. The Latin Quarter Jazz Collective has appeared at the Hartford Advocate Grand Band Slam, the American Museum of Art in New Britain, CT, and Greater Hartford clubs and restaurants such as Braza, Barcelona, McQuade's, The Maple Tree Cafe, Global Gourmet and Szechuan Tokyo. Bob 'Mr. Sax' Paskowitz has appeared at The Sting in New Britain, CT, Black-Eyed Sally's in Hartford, CT, and back in the 70s, played often at Mad Murphy's and the Arts Cafe/Wooden Ships, played at the Russian Lady and Sean Patrick's in the 1980s, etc. Multi-instrumentalist Tom Parker, who plays trap drums on this date, contributed the compositions 'DeJaneiro Sunrise', 'Green Mountain Bossa Nova' and 'Saturday Night Samba'. Tom studied at the University of Miami and has worked with the Berkshire Samba Band from Great Barrington, Mass. Bassist Jason Schwartz penned 'Hanover Corner', a harmonically interesting piece with a Latin feel. Jason holds a degree in music from Westfield State College, Westfield, Mass., and also runs his own musical organization, the Jason Schwartz Project. Keyboardist Warren Byrd is the special guest on this session, he has worked with trumpetress Saskia Laroo, bassist David Chevan's Afro-Semitic Ensemble and trombonist Steve Davis. Warren plays beautiful introductions to Corea's '500 Miles High' and Jobim's 'Dindi', and he has some fun with Bob's original, 'Judith', and the Paskowitz-Byrd collaboration, 'Blues for Saskia'. Jeff Wallace, who has worked with a number of big bands in the central Connecticut area, the Valley Swing Shift, City Lights Jazz Orchestra and the Bristol Reunion Band, appears on acoustic and electric guitars with some original and diversified sounds.