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A Gig in Redwood City June 12 2009
« on: June 06, 2009, 06:01 PM »
Hey everyone
Some quick news.
I have a gig coming up in Redwood City, CA

The Kit Walker Phase Space

invites you to a Moment of Movement, at Angelica's Bistro in Redwood City, Friday June 12 2009,

The Kit Walker Phase Space brings together a dynamic new trio, where world jazz keyboardist Kit Walker brings guitarist Matthew Heulitt and drummer Frank Briggs into his world of sonic exploration and cyclic expansion. World rhythm combines with electronic texture to provide the context for Kit's fiery Hammond B3, Frank's virtuosic multi-layered groove, and Matthew's inventive tonal excursions, envisioned to bring listeners and dancers to a new territory, free and alive.

Kit Walker’s groundbreaking albums for Windham Hill Jazz and performances with Brazilian jazz legends Airto Moreira and Flora Purim are two accomplishments that have helped define him as an artist. He brings his mastery of Hammond B-3 organ, synthesizers, and exotic electronic textures to his compositions for Phase Space.

Matthew Heulitt has pushed the envelope for genre-defying music and is soon to release his new CD,"Room To Run". Appearing on Grammy award winning producer Narada Michael Walden's CD "Delightful" and playing with acclaimed funk drummer Zigaboo Modeliste's band for eight years are two highlights of his career.

Frank Briggs’ musical diversity as a drummer and composer is revealed in his 2008 release of“China Ranch”, a collection of 10 original compositions that feature master musicians Mitch Forman, Frank Gambale and Jimmy Earl. Frank’s instructional book/DVD, "The Complete Modern Drum Set” is used and acclaimed by universities worldwide.... yada-yada

$15.00 cover charge plus 2 drink or 1 food item minimum
Music starts at 9:00PM
Angelica’s Bistro
863 Main Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
Reservations are recommended! Please call 650-365-3226]

Ok there is more..
for anyone interested. Bateristas Al Sur has done a feature on Drummer Intensive Days 09. They put us on the cover for their June edition.

For all you spanish speaking people you can download the entire feature here.

I hope to see some of you June 12th

Jim R.

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Re: A Gig in Redwood City June 12 2009
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 01:59 PM »

How did this gig go?  I love the sound of organ trios. Wish I could of heard you?


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Re: A Gig in Redwood City June 12 2009
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 01:58 AM »
Didn't see this note earlier when I posted about going to the show...
I just got home from an incredible night listening to Frank playing with a trio consisting of Kit Walker (Hammond B3, Synth, computer, etc), Matthew Heulitt
 on Guitar.  This was a blast.  These three people have never played together and only had a couple of days to work on some of the music.  All three are fantastic musicians.  Kit's compositions are what I would call "world fusion" for lack of a better label.  A lot of world rhythms and themes fused with some great grooves and blowing improvisation.  If you folks have not had the pleasure to observe Franks playing, you're missing out. He's simply has flawless technique and fantastic musical ideas.  Apparently this was a bit of an experiment and I'm hoping this trio gets a chance to develop their music.. 

By the way, I got chance to meet Frank and what a nice guy!  Frank, if you're listening, great job and tell Kit to do it again soon, please.


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Re: A Gig in Redwood City June 12 2009
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2009, 01:08 AM »
I think I messed up my last post..
Thanks Jon and Rich. It was great meeting you Rich! Hope to see you again.

I posted a couple live tracks from the gig.. uncut Zoom recording.
It is streaming in my iPod music player at

Scroll down to the Phase Space tunes.

ok... good night :)