Here's my last instalment of the photos I took at the Glendale Jazz and Blues Festival WAY back in April. Last,because Randy Brecker was the closing day headliner but also last because there was NO GUITAR! Hey,Randy,what gives? Brecker holds a unique place in my musical history. Seeing him this April makes him my personal record holder of longest times in between concert viewings. I had the pleasure of seeing Brecker in July of 1990 at the Art Theatre in Binghamton New York. The band included Mark Egan on bass and the under appreciated Barry Finnerty on guitar. I remember Finnerty had quite a good night and they even played Juan For The Road,his jazz take on an Afro-Cuban vibe. Fast forward 21 years later and no Barry Finnerty. Boo! Unfortunately,Brecker did retain a band member I wish he hadn't. Rodney Holmes is a talented drummer and he sound good in a rock or fusion context (just ask Santana or Miles Davis) but he is aggressive and heavy handed no matter what else is going on around him. The guy sure does like his double kick drum pedal. So,Randy,I'll see you anytime you come to town but next time,bring a guitar player!