Kicking off the Backyard Jazz House Concert series on April 25th was the Michael Aragon Quartet. Michael and his group perform regularly at the No Name Bar in Sausalito, CA. Performing with Michael,who lives part-time in both San Rafael and Santa Rosa, was Bob Johnson on sax, Pierre Archain on bass, and K.C. Filson on keyboards.
The ironically named, Sebastopol-based, “Urban Professionals,” opened for Michael. Cosmic Comic Swami Beyondananda of WakeUpLaughing fame (or notoriety depending on who you ask) added a few minutes of his comic wisdom and wise comedy before the Aragon Quartet took the main stage.
Here are two samples of one of Michael’s groups. This group includes Michael, Pierre, Bob and guitarist Ray Scott, subbbing for the absent K.C. Filson who was unavailable for this studio
recording date. Click to play:
at the No Name in Sausalito, where beats, used to, and poets, or those who after a few
drinks think they are, still do hang out.