Shades Of The Bay
Norbert Stachel’s Shades Of The Bay grooves hard with a musical collection of some of the highest top tier talent from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Tracks: CrawDaddy Dance, Step On It, Afrobaldi, Peace on Earth, For Tito, Mandela, Last Minute Blues, Power Tap, Goodbye Elgin Park, Elbo Greaze.
Personnel: Norbert Stachel, Brian Collier, Daniel Gonzalez, Dave Shul, David K. Mathews, Jeff Cressman, Karl Perazzo, Louis Fasman, Lynn Farmer, Marc Van Wageningen, Mic Gillette, Peter Horvath, Ray Obiedo, Victor Little, Yosvany Terry. Co-produced by Happy Sanchez and Norbert Stachel.
Percussionist extraordinaire, Karl Perazzo has been bringing his positive energy to the Carlos Santana band from 1991 until present. His other credits include firing up stages with Prince, Sheila E, Mariah Carey, Phish, The United Nations Orchestra, John Lee Hooker, Dizzy Gillespie, Cal Tjader, Malo, & Andy Narell.
Drummer Jay Lane is a founding member of Further, as well as the Golden Gate Wingmen with John Kadlecik, Jeff Chimenti, and Reed Mathis, Bob Weir 's RatDog, Scaring the Children with Weir and Rob Wasserman, Jay's Happy Sunshine Burger Joint, and the hip hop/jazz fusion band Alphabet Soup. He was one of the first drummers of Primus, playing with the band for around eight months in 1988 and later rejoining the band from 2010-2013. In 2002, Lane was named "drummer of the year" by the California Music Awards.
Hammond Organist Dave played with the legendary Funk/Soul group TOWER OF POWER, replacing original organist Chester Thompson. He toured with the group for 2 years. From 1988 thru 2009, Dave was the organist/pianist with Grammy Award winning Queen of Rhythm & Blues, ETTA JAMES. He appeared with her at most of the worlds' major jazz and blues festivals. He is the keyboard player on the latest SANTANA album, Corazon. Dave has appeared on 7 of Ettas’ recordings: Life, Love and the Blues (Grammy nominee), Heart of a Woman (Grammy nominee), Matriarch of the Blues (Grammy nominee), Burnin' Down the House Live at the House of Blues (Grammy nominee), Let's Roll (2003 Grammy winner), All the way (Grammy nominee), and her final album, The Dreamer. Dave has performed on U.S television, radio, and video including the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson/Jay Leno, the David Letterman Show, The Latin Grammies, The American Music Awards, Austin City Limits, Tavis Smiley, The George Lopez Show, Dancing With The Stars, Regis and Kelly, and more. Dave has worked and/or recorded with such diverse artists as Wayne Shorter, John McLaughlin, Ruben Blades, Gloria Estevan, Pitbull, India Arie, Dave Matthews, The Gypsy Kings, NAS, Wyclef Jean, Chris Daughtry, Sheila E, Boz Scaggs, Maria Muldaur, Ray Obiedo, Taj Mahal, Charles Brown, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Robert Cray, Robben Ford, Toots Thielmans, Jimmy Witherspoon, Plas Johnson, John Handy, Houston Person, Red Holloway, Bill Watrous, Cindy Blackman, Bonnie Raitt, Peabo Bryson, Cold Blood, David Grisman, Otis Clay, Albert Collins, The Memphis Horns, Vassar Clements, Gatemouth Brown, Huey Lewis, Anne Hampton Calloway, Lester Chambers, and more
Electric bassist Marc van Wageningen has played with numerous musicians including: Tower Of Power, Pete Escovedo, Mark Murphy, Francisco Aquabella, Keiko Matsui, Luis Conte, Cornelius Bumpus, George Duke, David Garibaldi, Stan Getz, Esther Phillips, Paul Winters, Diane Reeves, Andy Narell, Sheila E., Steve Halpern, Steve Erquiaga, Ray Obiedo, Second Sight, Rebecca Mauleon, Tom Grant, Tom Coster, Steve Smith, Mark Russo, Vince Welnick and regularly on television in the house band for The Wayne Brady 2002-2004. Guitarist Ray Obiedo appearing on record with Herbie Hancock, Julian Priester, and Sheila E. He was the leader of the jazz fusion group Kick and the rock band Rhythmus 21. In 1989 he signed with Windham Hill Records, with whom he released five albums in eight years. Obiedo was soon performing with many of the jazz community’s most celebrated stars including legendary jazz organist Johnny “Hammond” Smith, trombonist Julian Priester, Azteca featuring Pete & Sheila Escovedo, Fourplays’ Harvey Mason. A world tour in 1978-79 with jazz superstar Herbie Hancock is still one of Ray’s most treasured musical memories. Ray found time in between his stints as side man to lead such popular local bands as the fusion ensemble Kick (featuring a very young Sheila E. on drums and longtime Sonny Rollins pianist Mark Soskin) and the funk-rock group Rhythmus 21 which showcased many of the Bay Area’s leading singers. As a session player, Ray’s guitar work has been nicely presented on albums by artists as diverse as Lou Rawls, George Duke, Brenda Russell, Herbie Hancock, Sheila E & the E Train, Freda Payne, The Whispers, The Delfonics as well as solo albums by jazz trumpeter Eddie Henderson, former Yellowjackets’ saxophonist Marc Russo and Meters drummer Zigaboo Modeliste. It was also Obiedo’s memorable guitar solo that so sweetly highlighted sax star Grover Washington Jr’s last hit cover of the classic single “Soulful Strut”.