AL MOLINA - BIO
Straight from the Heart CD 1001 Jazzer Records
Abridged list of Al Molina's credits
1966 - Jazz From San Francisco Pat Britt. Crestview Records 1983 - Award - Best Jazz Trumpet in S.F., Bay Area Jazz Society. 1986 - Sir Douglas Quintet. Mercury Records 1990- Toured in Hawaii the Philippines, Korea, and Japan. 1991 - Straight From the Heart ........Jazzer Records 1997 - San Jose Jazz Festival 1997 - 1st Latino Jazz Festival 1998 - Toured Europe - Spain, Paris, France ,Germany and Amsterdam 1999 - The Gift ............Jazzer Records 2001 - Listed in Trumpet Kings, by Scott Yanow 2003 - Amigos Todos ...........Jazzer Records 2004 - San Jose Jazz Festival 2010 - Jo Canion - Lifelong Friends JOCR 1001 - Produced & Performed. 2015 - San Jose Jazz Festival - Jam at Cafe Stritch Featured guest artist at the first and second Bay Area Loft Jazz Festival Monterey Jazz Festival. - 1962 Russian River Jazz Festival. - 2005 The Movie Tucker By Francis Ford Coppola. (sound track + film track)
Al Molina's album, Straight From The Heart, is exactly That...........so lyrical,sensitive to the point of being fragile yet on fire throughout. It's been a long time since I've heard such pretty, honest music released, seemingly unaffected by all of the heavy industry marketing currently going on. I hope the entire world gets to hear this beautful album ..... Bobby Shew
One of the most lyrical,tasteful and melodic trumpet players on the jazz scene today ........LarryVuckovich:
The Gift CD 1002 Jazzer Records
As a jazz expression, it is a positive experience
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