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This album consists of an exotic Spanish music form with elements of new age, jazz, and easy listening. Home Page


BOB JOHNS (piano/trumpet) Bob’s early piano lessons grew into a desire to improvise like his father who played jazz trumpet in big bands and small groups. When he arrived in San Francisco after a 4-year Navy hitch, Bob found like-minded players who formed the fusion group Nexus, playing in San Francisco and the East Bay through the 80s. He played keyboard and trombone for a time in the African group, Hedzoleh Soundz. Bob plays each Tuesday night with his jazz buddies at the Comstock Saloon in San Francisco's North Beach. He hosts an Open Mic once a month in Petaluma at the United Methodist Church.

STEVE DELLA MAGGIORI (guitar) Steve credits his musical curiosity and general creativity to being raised in a household filled with music. By age seven he was playing accordion duets with his older brother and uncle and his high school years were taken up with art, guitar, keyboards and multi-track recording. He began to accompany numerous singer/songwriters and performed in local bands at an early age. After high school, Steve completed an eight year residency at the Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, designing and painting displays and murals, and designed and painted the Napa River Mural in Napa. He has gone on to paint many public and private murals in both Napa and Petaluma. All the while, his musical experience expanded into rock, oldies, folk, bluegrass and ensemble and big band jazz. He is currently guitarist, keyboardist, and accordionist with several bands.

JOSE SIERRA (percussion) Jose has studied and performed with many percussionists, including Santana’s Raul Rekow, and has performed in nightclubs with R&B, Latin Rock and jazz bands (notably alongside reedman/bandleader Paul Vornhagen). Performing with Viva Brasil’s original drummer brought Jose’s career to a new level and he was soon performing in concerts, on TV and radio with The Force, a group that included members of Malo, the Freaky Executives, and Summers’ Heat. Jose worked as Coke Escovedo’s conga drummer and has performed with Roger Glenn, Pete Escovedo, and Ray Obiedo, as well as all-time greats Armando Peraza and Tony Williams.

While living on the East Coast, Jose joined Brazilian jazz band Roda de Samba, which featured Brazilian pianist/composer Alfredo Cardim, jazz bassist Michael Formanek and Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Silveira. The East Coast sojourn brought opportunities to perform with jazz players Claudio Roditi and members of SpyroGyra. Jose was tapped by Bahian musician/dancer Jose Lorenzo to be a founding member of the Batucajé Afro-Brazilian music and dance troupe, and later performed in Victor Nolasco’s Northern California Latin-jazz-rock recording act Safari. Jose gigged extensively with Safari, memorably performing with smooth jazz guitarist Brian Hughes at the Maui Music Festival. Jose also performed with independent recording acts Zarate Pollace Project, Natural Bridges, and Primavera Latin Jazz band which featured noted flautist Jane Lenoir.

Piano, Trumpet and Bass by:
Bob Johns

Guitar by:
Steve Della Maggiora

Percussion by:
Jose Sierra

String Arrangements by:
Morton Davis


Composed, Recorded and Mixed by Morton Davis:
Morton Davis Mixing Studio

I am a songwriter, arranger, producer and mixing engineer, and have developed these talents as a result of years of working with masters, education, practice and... blood, sweat and tears.

-Morton 'Mo' Davis:

Producer, Songwriter, Mixing Engineer

Morton Davis Productions
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