October 2019 Humerous Bolero

October’s track is “Humorous Bolero” by Jack Gates, performed by Jack and Michael Goldberg at a recent shop concert where they played both alone and together in a wide-ranging, spirited program. Their work draws on classical, jazz, and Latin American traditions, encompassing familiar repertoire and original compositions. I’ve loved their playing for decades, and they share a soft spot in my heart for being among the first talented young players in the late 70s to make the not inconsiderable investment of acquiring one of my early guitars. It was gratifying, and a bit startling to see the shop filled to capacity with appreciative music lovers. Check out Jack and Michael’s work and upcoming concerts at jackgatesmusic.com, and leftcoastensemble.org.