Pacific Coast Jazz is proud to present:
Get It While You Can. A fantastic collection of three great songs from the 70’s, and original compositions penned by Norman Johnson, Grayson Hugh, and Don Wallace. This collection of songs gives guitarist Norman Johnson the perfect background for his warm and melodic style of playing. Classics like That’s The Way Of The World, Got To Get You Into My Life, and Until You Come Back To Me, take on a new life with Johnson’s contemporary jazz treatment, all the time keeping true to the essence of the songs. You’ll recognize them, but they will feel fresh. The title cut “Get It While You Can” is a perfect example of groove and fun. With a popping horn section, it is the statement feel for the cd. Danza Dance is a latin infused gem enhanced by Ali Ryerson on flute. Grayson Hugh’s mysterious “Saudade” is a soundscape that wraps his superb vocals with Johnson’s guitar. Killer Jane is a humorous takeoff on Benny Golson’s Killer Joe. It features a swinging funky feel and Steve Davis on trombone. Johnson uses electric, nylon and steel string acoustic guitars, to create a wide variety of sound on this recording.

The list of musicians include, Grayson Hugh – piano and vocals, Ali Ryerson – flute, Steve Davis – trombone, Arti Dixson and Anthony Cusano – drums, Ken Fischer, Alex Nakhimovsky and Matt DeChamplain – piano, Don Wallace and Dave Stoltz – bass, Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng, Eric Galm, and Ed Fast – percussion, Chris Herbert – sax and flute, Ricky Alfonso – trumpet. This is instrumental music that will make you sing. Smooth, warm sounds, infectious beats, and great compositions. The title, Get It While You Can, says it all.

1. Get It While you Can
2. Danza Dance
3. Way Of The World
4. Killer Jane
5. Cloud 99
6. Got To Get You Into My Life
7. Until You Come Back To Me
8. Saudade
9. Calle Verde
10. Pack It Up
11. Nagoya Nights