Monday, May 09, 2005

Hep cat

On Saturday at Madison's Concourse Hotel Bar, I caught a set by Louka Patenaude, the local jazz guitarist. Great stuff: he and his group play original material (rare in jazz shows around here), and his sound leans aggressively, and refreshingly, toward fusion. Best of all, Patenaude does not play a standard hollow-body jazz guitar; no, he plays a bright blue Ibanez Reb Beach Voyager, designed by the guitarist for Winger. Say what you like, but that axe farking rawks.

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