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Monday, May 02, 2016

Reviewing and Working Up Some Cool Stuff...BARTLETT ON BASS Jazz Jam Tonight

Working up some tunes for the jazz jam, that JOE CONTRIS/guitar brought to the table for tonight.
Contris is joining JOSEPH PLEMMONS/guitar, STEPHEN PARTON/drums and STEVE BARTLETT/bass. Should be a very cool night of music. You may have noticed that there's two guitar players ....and where's DENNY FOREMAN/guitar anyway?
He's got the night off, so these two cool guys are filling his shoes tonight....WOW! We're lucky,  to fill Denny's shoes...AND we found two guys...lucky.aren't we?
I'll post photos of those 'Joes' for tonight below, I'll skip posting the two Steves 'cause we all know what they look like and I'm getting tired. O.K?.
Be at UNCLE SAMs @ 7 pm tonight. Goes to 10ish, Jan



Video links of tunes we may hear tonight below.

1.] RUBY TUESDAY, by Rolling Stones, by Sub&Share:-)))TheRollingStones

2.] ALL BLUES, by George Benson,written by Miles Davis, by Huertas de Cansa
3.] AUTUMN LEAVES, by Chet Baker, by Brunex Barrios
4. ] SOFTLY MORNING SUNSHINE, by George Benson, by João Pedro
5.] SO WHAT, by Miles Davis, by MilesDavisVEVO 
6.] BLUE BOSSA, by Dexter Gordon, by showatingz
7.] DOXY, by Sonny Rollins, byq
8.] FOOTPRINTS, by Wayne Shorter, by Praguedive
9.] EUROPA, byCarlos Santana, byRodion Gurung
10.] SONNYMOON. by Sonny Rollins, by 1blue1
11.] IF YOU NEVER COME TO ME, by Rachel Caldwell, byBTW Orchestra & Jazz Ensemble
12.] MR. P.C., by John Coltrane, bypiccinini02
13.] RIVIERA PARADISE, by Stevie Ray Vaughn, by Trip Hop Universe
14.] WATCH WHAT HAPPENS, by Sinval Fonseca

Rig Rundown - Stanley Clarke

Tonight BARTLETT ON BASS Jazz Jam..Full of .All Sorts of' 'Cullernary' Delights

Tonight's the night! Yep...It's Monday again...and, that means...Cool! It's BARTLETT ON BASS Jazz Jam time at UNCLE SAMs ...can't wait to get to the club in Spanaway....16003 Pacific Ave.
There's four very talented, very handsome excellent musicians up there onstage....and me I in the front row center...smiling and grinning...a lot! 'Cause, it's all good!
JOE CONTRIS/guitar and JOE. PLEMMONS/guitar are filling in for DENNY FOREMAN/guitar this week....thank you guys...STEPHEN PARTON/drums and STEVE BARTLETT/bass are the rest of tonight's line up. WOW! Complete with Dolly in the kitchen and behind that bar...whipping out some...what they say?....'ah'. major....'cullernary delights'? (spell?) AND, there's cold beer too.
Charlie's on sound...the fire pit will be on fire in back, where you can have a smoke without freezing your,.you know...and, that amphitheater will be just sitting there SMILING at you..getting ready for some really big musical events this summer, I'm sure.

All starts @ 7, gos til 10ish.

More photos below....
by Debi Lawrence
STEVE BARTLETT, by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc

Sunday, May 01, 2016

GET READY....Meeting and Recording? JAMES and KISSY FLICK's 'Kukureka' Today

KISSY FLICK  and JAMES FLICK/see credits
Well, it's getting warm and the garden is calling Steve and I. Fruit trees blooming, raspberries forming, planting potatoes, working in the greenhouse, new baby chicks....spring has sprung around here...and it's beautiful.
Something special comes with all this new ...a celebrating of life...that means our first BBQ! Today's the day.
We're going over to MICHAEL HARRISON'/congas and meet with JAMES/guitar/mandolin and KISSY FLICK/vocals to talk about a new recording...AND,,it all starts all off with a BBQ. WOW..
Steve's bringing his UPRIGHT to see? maybe?...and, his electric bass too..
BARTLETT was so honored to play with James and Kissy at THE TRIAD ART THEATER in Yelm for their CD Release Show and celebration on January 30th, 2016... . [go HERE].
We've been working up the Flick's new tune called 'Kukureka' the past few days....beautiful..Jan
PHOTO CREDITS: Got the Kissy Flick photo from their FACEBOOK page...see link above. For KISSY FLICK web page....go HERE.

Saturday, April 30, 2016


bartlett and christiansen by J.A.Raose-Bartlett cc
TONIGHT...Well, our ol' friend...KEVIN CHRISTIANSON/drums needs a cool bass man for tonight...AND, he got it!...Called BARTLETT in for a gig tonight @ you guessed it...UNCLE SAMs BAR AND GRILL in Spanaway, 9 pm til closing.....16003 Pacific Ave.
We never know what's gonna happen at Kevin's gigs...BUT, it's always exciting for sure! Come on down and see for yourself.
Remember, Dolly's back from, there's all that good eatin'...yum..and cold beer too. Charlie on sound. A cool fire pit in back by the amphitheater, that's so romanic under those beautiful stars....just right for getting a kiss or 2 from your special Sweetheart. Jan
More photos below.
thanks Wayne and Renee

Bartlett, Billy Pleese, Kevin, by Wayne and Renee
Billy Pleese by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
by Wayne and Renee

'Joe-Joes And the Steves' at BARTLETT ON BASS Jazz Jam Next Monday Night..

JOE CONTRIS/see photo credits
What's 'Joe-Joes And the Steves'? You know, it's BARTLETT ON BASS Jazz Jam next Monday Night @ UNCLE SAMs BAR AND GRILL in Spanaway....16003 Pacific Ave.
Yeah, there's another 'Joe' being added to this already very cool line up of musicians for Monday Night, at UNCLE SAMs, making it 'Joe-Joes and the Steves'. Jan
O.K., that's what I posted on FACEBOOK....And, now I will fill in the blanks.O.K
JOE CONTRIS/guitar is the new Joe that'll be at UNCLE SAMs this coming Monday night. Steve and Joe really hit it off last month at the SHADDOW gig [ go HERE] at THE BEN MOORE  in Olympia. They were a great team and admired each others playing. Now, they get to team up again with the awesome guitarist...JOSEPH PLEMMON and STEPHEN PARTON.drums.. It's gonna be a great night...I just know it!..
Not only is Dolly' behind the bar and cooking up delicious food BUT, Charlie's doing sound. Steve had some exciting work done on his UPRIGHT BASS, and he'll be bringing his electric and maybe his fretess bass..Bring his REAL BOOK.ready for anything.
Yes, there's an amphitheater behind the bar and under the stars....the night's are getting warmer and inviting. I know camping is just around the corner...can't wait.  Jan

More photos below

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I [T. Jan] share and review web sites with music, recipes and gardening information. I have been a mother, wife, nurse, apartment manager, chimney sweep, long distance runner, musician, artist, organic gardener and, A student of the GREAT WORK at R.S.E. Jan does the computer, Steve plays the bass and doesn't speak computer....but Jan doesn't speak, this works out well for us...Jan writes about music news, and this area's music events. The postings are all mine., . We share ideas about posts. Jan loves to create beautiful blogs to share ideas and keep my brain active, recovering from M.S. and other things. Jan always operate the computer, ..AND, all posts signed by Steve are in his exact words, and All our Sites licensed under Creative Commons. T. Jan.... Steve says..." I love animals, gardening, kids, music, nature and fishing.. A student of R.S.E. Really like being in nature and living simply. Enjoy teaching electric bass. Enjoy our sites." Steve.