Southport Presents Pianist/Composer Dave Gordon

May 01, 2010 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM


Saturday, May 1st, 2010
Southport Records Presents

“… an exciting blend, a heady brew of humor, intricate techniques, and imagination.”
Lee Prosser, JazzReview

Saturday, May 1st, 2010
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
1920 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613

Dave Gordon – piano / Ken Haebich – bass

Bradley Parker-Sparrow – piano / Joanie Pallatto – voice

Dave Gordon – Pianist and Composer
Dave Gordon grew up in Chicago and began playing piano at age 9. His musical path through high school led him to Berklee College of Music where he graduated in 1978. His musical encounters include performances and recordings with Joe Henderson, Phil Wilson, John LaPorta, Tiger Okoshi and well known guitarist Mike Stern. He studied Jazz piano with the late great James Williams.
In 1981 with “Bagel O’ Fun”, Gordon collaborated with saxophonist Brian Gephart and recorded with prominent guitarist Bill Frisell (“Atmosphere” on Willow Records). In 1984 Gordon released "Green Things", a collection of originals which featured several different groups and included Howard Levy, Steve Eisen, Brian Gephart and others.
Gordon's first original CD on Southport Records "Turn" and the subsequent CD "Faux Real" featured both live tracks from "Sparrow Sound Design" Studios and Gordon’s home studio, "Saturn Productions."
Dave Gordon’s current CD release, “Constantly Evolving” features tracks recorded on his Steinway in his home studio. The CD was produced by Gordon and Gephart for Birch Tree Records, and features Gephart, Corky Siegel, Dave Zielinski, Anthony Brock, Chris Clemente and Dushun Mosely.

Southport Records presents an ongoing series of events at Katerina’s on the first Saturday of every month! Label partners Bradley Parker-Sparrow, piano and Joanie Pallatto, voice will open each evening with their original duets and improvisations. The early evening sets will present a mix of artists from the label roster, featuring jazz, avant garde, classical and new music.
The co-host of this event, Katerina’s, has evolved into a unique listening experience and environment, with fine programming, including jazz, world, and pop forms.
As always, Katerina’s serves great cocktails and fine food! Katerina’s – an eclectic club with its soul in the arts.

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Southport Records celebrates the documentation of recording
Chicago artists for the past thirty three years!
Sparrow Sound Design (1977 - 2010)

Southport Records

1920 W. Irving Park Rd.

Chicago IL 60613

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