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'Like Jazz' in local concert

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Acclaimed singer and songwriter David Basse, along with his quartet, will debut his newest CD release for Iowa audiences on Friday, November 21st, starting at 8 p.m. at The Bullseye Sports Lounge (formerly The Brownstone) in Cherokee. This is the first time area audiences will get to hear cuts from his new City Light Entertainment release.

"We're just going to get out there and swing," says Basse, who was named the alto sax artist of the year by "Downbeat."

"I've never enjoyed making a recording as much as I have 'Like Jazz,' and performing the songs live - especially with this band - is truly magical."

Appearing with David Basse are the nationally-known Bill Goodwin on drums, Greg Richter piano and vibraphone, Brian Hicks, bass and five time Grammy-winning

saxophonist Michael D. Francis.

The "Like Jazz" Tour has extended throughout the fall traveling to Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, New York, Boston, Los Angeles and all points in between.

"We played a secret little warm-up gig for this tour at this great place out west and were absolutely thrilled at the audiences' reaction to the new cuts and to the band, beams a proud David Basse. "I am really thrilled to have been able to record with the legendary Phil Woods. The CD includes many

originals by my dear friend Mike Melvoin, and the greatest rhythm section ever to play jazz music, Bill Goodwin and Steve Gilmore."

David Basse's "Like Jazz" on the City Light record label is now at Borders Books & Music and at davidbasse.com. The CD will also be available the evening of the concert.