@ The Baked Potato
9:30 & 11:30
Chris Wabich - Drums
Chris Biesterfeldt (NYC) Guitar
Uli Geissendorfer (NYC) Keys
Ric Fierabracci – Bass
The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd.
Between Lankershim Blvd & Regal Pl.
Studio City, CA 91604
Chris Biesterfeldt-guitar, Matthew Rybicki-bass, Jared Schonig-drums
Track listing, track times
1. Harlem Blues 3:55
2. Sugar Ray 5:45
3. Cookin’ At The Continental 4:21
4. The Midnight Sun Will Never Set 5:44
5. Caravan 7:49 6. Reflection 4:58
7. Juicy Lucy 5:19
8. Domingo 5:23
9. Phineas 6:47
10. Manteca 5:47
11. Sweet And Lovely 5:46
12. Theme For Basie 4:13
13. Blues From Phineas 3:43
On his new CD “Phineas” guitarist Chris Biesterfeldt explores the artistry of legendary jazz pianist Phineas Newborn Jr. One of the most technically skilled and brilliant pianists in all of jazz Phineas Newborn Jr. spent most of his career in Memphis, TN where he played in R&B bands along side his brother the guitarist Calvin Newborn. His studio recordings for RCA Victor, Atlantic and the Contemporary labels established his reputation and influenced many jazz pianists like Harold Mabern and James Williams, and continues to inspire many younger pianists too, including Mulgrew Miller, Donald Brown and Geoff Keezer to name a few.
“Not one to take the easy way out Chris Biesterfeldt follows up his jazz mandolin recording by adapting the great Phineas Newborn Jr. on the guitar. It’s nice to hear a fresh take on Phineas’s music through Chris’s guitar.” —Dave Stryker
Guitarist Chris Biesterfeldt earned his Masters Degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Tennessee, where he studied with Donald Brown and Jerry Coker.
Chris currently lives in Brooklyn, NY where he works as a freelance musician. In addition to playing jazz he does session work (Sesame Street, AT&T, etc.) and plays in orchestras for shows (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Pippin, Mamma Mia, etc.)
In addition to his guitar skills Chris is equally adept on the mandolin. His debut CD “Urban Mandolin” received many critical raves;
Chris Biesterfeldt’s freshman recording “Urban Mandolin” boasting “his train-songish rendition of the classic 70’s Weather Report jazzfusion fave “Teen Town” is dead-on, laugh out loud accurate, and one of the freshest acoustic string jazz interpretations you’ll hear.” The heavily in demand Broadway multi-instrumentalist orchestra veteran’s CD is now available for purchase from your favorite online resources and we highly recommend purchasing your copy as soon as you can. The 16 song collection of mostly classic bebop with some stirring pop side trips is a fret barn burner.
—Ted Eschliman jazzmando.com
Available from Amazon, iTunes & CDBaby