Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
RIYL: Carlos Nakai, Robbie Robertson, Bill Miller
Inception: San Diego, 2009
Influences: Carlos Nakai, Gary Stroutsos, Longhouse, Kevin Locke, Wayne Shorter, Weather Report, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dave Weckl, Luis Gasca, Santana, Buena Vista Social Club, Ruben Blades, Eddie Palmieri, Alborada, Tony Williams, Joe Henderson
Roger “Thunderhands” Gilbert is a Native American musician with over forty years of experience playing traditional music, jazz, Latin jazz, and blues.
His music incorporates Native American flute and percussion, as on his 2009 album Desert Spirits. “The seven songs on this CD,” he says, “are meant to activate the seven energy centers of the body and bring a sense of well-being to the soul.”
- Desert Spirits