Don Latarski has released a new CD of original music called D’Trio. It features Jason Palmer on drums and long time collaborator Mark Schneider on bass. This trio has been together for 20 years and it shows on this new disc. The eight songs are all instrumental and draw on the wide ranging stylings of the band members and eclectic influences that Latarski incorporates in his music. Jazz harmonies abound, but melody and groove are the glue on these tracks which includes funk, ballad, bossa, and a touch of country. The recording took place at Crescent Studio in Eugene, Oregon in August 2015. This is the first recording of the Trio which captures the live interplay between the players and the give and take is evident throughout the songs.
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VINTAGE GUITAR Magazine describes Latarski as, “a guitarist of great taste and chops to match.” As a finger-style guitarist, Latarski has forged a unique style of playing that draws heavily on the blues and jazz traditions. Originally from the Detroit, Michigan area, he has been in Oregon since 1973. He has shared the stage with a number of artists including Mason Williams, Bobby McFerrin, Charlie Baty, Paul deLay, and the Eugene Symphony Orchestra.
He has written numerous books on the subject of guitar playing and has released 14 recordings.
He is currently Head of Guitar Studies at the University of Oregon, teaching a variety of classes in Theory, Jazz, Funk, Blues and Recording Technology.
He also operates a recording studio, Crescent Records.
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