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Steve Erquiaga (2004)

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A San Francisco Bay Area native, guitarist/composer Steve Erquiaga's career has touched many areas of the music world. He has recorded and toured with such varied artists as Bobby McFerrin, Joe Henderson, Les McCann, John Scofield, David Byrne, The Turtle Island String Quartet, Paulo Bellinati, Jim Nichols, Andy Narell, and Paul McCandless. His group was the featured group at the Music Meeting Jazz Festival in Den Bosch Holland, May 1993. With the Andy Narell group Steve recorded seven albums and toured extensively, performing at such venues as the Montreaux Jazz Festival, The Berlin Jazz Festival and the North Sea Jazz Festival.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Egberto Gismonti & Academia de Danças Sanfona Maracatu (ECM)
# 2 Egberto Gismonti Alma Loro (Carmo)
# 3 National Lampoon That's Not Funny, It's Sick Mr Roberts (Uproar)
# 4 Paulo Moura and Raphael Rabello Dois Irmãos 1 x 0 ("Hum a Zero") (Milestone)
# 5 Miles Davis Miles in the Sky Stuff (Stuff)
# 6 Steve Erquiaga and Trio Paradiso N/A Euzkadi ("Basque Nation") (Unreleased as of broadcast date)
# 7 Andy Narrell Stickman Frevo/Maracatu (Hip Pocket)
# 8 Elis Regina Essa Mulher Cai Dentro ("Get Into It") (WEA Latina)
Book Kurt Vonnegut, "Breakfast of Champions" or Ross King, "Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling"
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