A local radio station in the metro area features a Jazz brunch every Sunday so for today's post I thought I'd present an Open Salon Jazz brunch.
Maputo is a song made popular by saxophone player David Sanborn and keyboard player Bob James. In the video below are both, along with Marcus Miller, a close friend of OSer Kind of Blue. Marcus is the introducer and bass guitar player in the video.
Back in 2006, my friend Alyssa and I saw David Sanborn perform at The Blue Note in the Village and I have included a few photos below from that evening.
Maputo was one of the songs played that night, although not when I shot this photo:
David Sanborn after the concert at the door of his dressing room upstairs. Alyssa and other fans had just thanked him for a great concert. (Alyssa is on the left side of the photo mostly cropped from the photo.)
Maputo, from the 2008 Tokyo Jazz Festival:
The Open Salon Rock Group's version of Maputo. Instead of a sax player we have flutist, Claire, playing a Quena, which is the traditional flute of the Andes. It's the first time I have heard the song performed differently using this special flute with its wonderful musical quality:
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