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Painting by James Prouty. Graphics by Candela Ave Studio.
Thursday Feb 4
Leif Totusek & 1-2-3 (Seattle Art Museum)
Here’s a chance to catch one of our city’s finest jazz trios.
Composed of Leif Totusek on Fender Stratocaster, Phil Sparks on bass and Larry Vincent Jones on drums.
1-2-3 digs into mixed bag of past gems and rumba-influenced originals. They know how to hit from the
hip, play it loose, and have fun. James Kirchmer - The Seattle Stranger
Leif Totusek & 1-2-3 (700 Club)
Guitarist Leif Totusek, leader of the soukous-jazz band
Freestyle Candela, slings rings of bright harmonies around the tunes
he plays, reconstructing standards, latin jazz, and original compositions with African
magic. Bassist Phil Sparks plays with warmth and soul, always managing to hit the notes you need to hear
at the right time. Larry Jones’ drumming is lush, capable of captivating a night club full of listeners all to his
own. The Trio’s soon-to-be released will explain everything - on the demo tape, their music sounds like
something all three of these men are meant to be playing. Trey Hatch - The Seattle Stranger
EARSHOT JAZZ - EASTSIDE SHOWCASE
Feb 26- Leif Totusek & 1-2-3
Guitarist Leif Totusek who is best known as a player
of African popular music, appears in his new lineup with
two top local talents. Phil Sparks, bass and Larry Jones, drums,
in a world-jazz trio that combines the best of the two realms
Leif Totusek & 1-2-3 (Rainbow) Best known as the flamboyant leader of Freestyle Candela, Seattle Premier
African rumba band; Leif Totusek brings his infectious brand of soukous guitar into the realm with his fine
trio, featuring Phil Sparks on bass and Larry Vincent Jones on drums. Utilizing the best-heavy influence of
African music. 1-2-3 weaves sophisticated poly rhythms around blues, standards and Totuseks originals.
Those in attendance will appreciate the rare pleasure of hearing jazz blossom from one of its strongest,
deepest roots. James West - The Seattle Weekly