Friday, September 17, 2010

Issac Delgado receives Latin Grammy nomination

Many congratulations to Issac Delgado on his Latin Grammy nomination for "L-O-V-E" - a truly magnificent album. I had the pleasure of seeing the live show at Yoshi's Oakland last weekend - Freddy Cole (Nat King Cole's brother) was truly soulful, Issac suave and gracious, and sitting in was trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval!

Here is a nice article on the Grammy nod.

The top photo (left) was taken after the show - L to R: Rene Luis Toledo, Arturo Sandoval, Rebeca, Issac Delgado (kneeling), John Di Martino, John Belzaguy, Jimmy Branly and Ken Peplowski.

 On the left is a shot taken during Arturo Sandoval's guest appearance on an impromptu blues. I can't say enough how happy I am for Issac - this is a wonderful new direction for him as an artist, and I know new doors will open for him. My review of "L-O-V-E" will be out soon on JazzTimes Magazine - I'll be sure to post.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Issac Delgado with Freddy Cole at Yoshi's Oakland in September

In this follow-up to my previous blog, Issac Delgado will bring this entirely new concept to the stage at Yoshi's Oakland September 10-12th as he and Freddy Cole (brother of the late, great Nat King Cole) perform from the new album "L-O-V-E." Here is a sweet video of "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas" to give you an idea - quite a departure from Issac's usually timba-infused repertoire, but lovely nevertheless.

Here is a nice article in the San Jose Mercury News.