11/16/12 By Ken Avis
Albare - Blues Alley, Washington DC, December 19, 2012
Australian Jazz Guitarist Comes to Washington DC
Washington DC's Blues Alley welcomes Melbourne based guitarist Albare on December 19th.
His current tour, promoting his 2012 CD release "The Long Way", features an all-star band including jazz harmonica ace, Hendrik Meurkens, Venezuelan drummer Pablo Bencid, and Melbourne collaborators Phil Turcio (piano) and Phil Rex (bass).
The band has already completed successful shows in Japan and Korea, where they had the opportunity to perform live on Korean TV. The tour continues to Europe following the US leg.
Moroccan born and raised in France Albare Dodon moved to Australia in his 20's. Albare brings wide ranging musical influences to his compositions. The strong rhythmic instrumental sound-scape provides abundant territory for the melodic improvisation of Albare's guitar lines and the virtuoso harmonica of Meurkens.
"The Long Way" (Enja Records) is Albare's sixth CD and the third since returning full-time to recording and performance after a period behind the scenes as Artistic Director to the Melbourne Jazz Festival, Australia's biggest jazz event.
Blues Alley, Washington DC - 8pm and 10pm, Mon11/19/2012
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