Another jazz legend, the great saxophonist Bill Evans, will perform here in the Canary Islands together with brilliant guitarrist Dean Brown, in a band of four authentic ‘All Stars’ made up of Toto’s current drummer, Keith Carlock, and the great Etienne Mbappe, the current bassist with John Maclaughlin.
Member of Miles Davis’ band from 1980 to 1984, and at the young age of twentytwo, he was nominated for a Grammy award for the disc titled Soulgrass. Following his spell with Miles, he recorded three albums with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra and later played with Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Steps Ahead and Mick Jagger, among many others. More up to date, he released a disc with his band, titled Rise Above in the year 2016, which included the collaboration of Warren Haynes (Govt Mule), Gregg Allman, Mike Stern, Josh Dion and JJ Grey.
Guitarrist Dean Brown has performed with artists like the Brecker brothers, Marcus Miller, Billy Cobham, Bill Evans, George Duke, David Samborn, Bob James & Joe Zawinul. He substituted Mike Stern in the band Tiger’s Baku, and received the blessing of Eric Clapton himself. On his particular journey, he has released solo albums marked by the excellence of a blend of impeccable elegance and a sound drawing on references including jazz, blues, rock & funk.
Etienne M’bappe is one of the best bassists in the world today and is known for his unique style of playing, with black silk gloves which he used in the last recording by Ray Charles back in the year 2001. Etienne has played with artists such as Salif Keyta, John Mclaughlin, Robben Ford, Bill Evans among many others and was also arranger & musical director of the the National Jazz Orchestra in France.
Drummer Keith Carlock stands out for his virtuosity & versatility to play just about anything; from the language of jazz fusion of the 80s to the sounds of his current band, the mythical formation from the USA, TOTO. He has also played with artists and bands like Steely Dan, James Taylor, Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, John Mayer, Sting & Chris Botti.
Bill Evan & Dean Brown featuring Etienne M’Bappe and Keith Carlock
Bill Evans: saxophone, keyboards & vocals
Dean Brown: electric guitar & vocals
Etienne M’Bappe: bass
Keith Carlock: drums