“MERCY OF THE GROOVE” TO BE RELEASED IN FEBRUARY 2012
MERCY OF THE GROOVE is the 5th in the series of live released by Detweiler since 2009. The 5 (five) cuts of over 49 (forty nine) minutes of music includes two medlys as well as stunning renditions of the classic, “Take 5”, and Detweiler’s instrumental, “Fleur De Lis”. It was recorded at Jax Bar & Grill, in Glendale, California (in the Greater Los Angeles area), in July 2011 with a single microphone placed in the middle of the stage. It features Ed Cogan on piano and organ, Dale Jennings on bass, Bill Johnston on saxophones and Paul Van De Riet on drums. “Mercy Of The Groove” is released in limited quantities. It will not be immediately available in the digital format. It is only available at a Detweiler live show or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DETWEILER TO PERFORM AS GUEST SOLOIST WITH CHAMBER PLAYERS LOS ANGELES ON FEBRUARY 17, 2012
“Fireside at the Miles”, Initimate Soundings: Music of early 20th Century France. Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403. Chamber Players of Los Angeles will perform works by Satie, Poulenc, Ibert and Roussel. Detweiler will guest perform pieces by Django Rhinehardt with the ensemble. $10 admission, $5 for students and seniors. www.chamberplayerslosangeles.com.
“BIG SCOTT” IS NOW AVAILABLE
The cd features both new material and staples from the Detweiler repertoire. It is his 14th release and is his fourth in the continuing series of Detweiler’s live, unedited and unrehearsed releases of performances intended to document live early 21st century music. It was recorded at the legendary Jax Bar & Grill, in Glendale, California (in the Greater Los Angeles area), in the fall of 2010 with a single microphone. It features Dale Jennings on bass and Paul Van De Riet on drums. As a self-discipline, Detweiler makes it a point to perform with a trio at least once per year. “It is good for my playing because I have to cover a lot more ground than I do with my larger ensembles”, says Detweiler. “Even if you have heard the same material played with my quintet”, he explains, “you will notice a variation of the texture of the music when the pieces are executed by a trio”. “Big Scott” is released in limited quantities. It will not be immediately available in the digital format. It is only available at a Detweiler live show or by writing to email@example.com.
DETWEILER CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS AS PEERLESS GUITARS ENDORSEE
Scott Detweiler will celebrate his 5th year as an endorsee for Peerless Guitars. He will return to perform and demonstrate the guitars at their booth in January at the annual convention of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) in Anaheim, California. “I am proud to continue to be affiliated with Peerless”, says Detweiler, “because of their continued commitment to excellence”. Peerless Guitars will celebrate their 40th year in the guitar making business in January 2011. In honor of the occasion they are issuing several limited edition 40th anniversary models.
Olympia Strings has endorsed Scott Detweiler. Olympia, established in 1984, is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of guitar strings. The company also make strings for most other stringed instruments, as well as guitar plectrums (picks) and straps. Detweiler has worked very closely with Olympia as a product consultant. His feedback about how well product prototypes stood up to the punishing demands of his performance, rehearsal and recording schedules has been instrumental in the development and perfecting of their products. Beginning in January 2011, his image will be included in an international marketing campaign that will be presented to the music community in both in print and on the world wide web.