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APR. 25, 2010 “Opening Day” at the St. Francis Yacht Club

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Spring sailing, fabulous views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, followed by the Raccoon Straits Jazz. The band, led by Ron Sfarzo on piano, Eddie Pasternak – guitar, Tom Duckworth – drums and Al Obidinski on bass, produced many smiles and showed off the added violin virtuosity of Carlos Reyes for a glorious afternoon.

8th Annual Redwood Coast Whale & Jazz Festival April 2010

gualala-024Whales & Jazz – Indeed !!! – The wailing was inside the Top of the Cliff Restaurant, Gualala as Eddie Pasternak & Roger Glenn packed them in for a Special Easter Adventure. Particularly delightful – Roger’s “Take Five” & “Lullaby of Birdland”, and Eddie’s beautiful chorded solo tribute to guitarist Herb Ellis on “Easter Parade.”       …..  Hugh Seatail

Eddie Pasternak at Yoshi’s

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The Chronicle’s pick for the weekend in October 2009 heralded what became a 5 month stay for Eddie’s Trio at Yoshi’s San Francisco….. Andrew Gilbert wrote : ” While the club features an international roster of artists, the lounge showcases some of the region’s most eloquent improvisers – led by veteran guitarist Eddie Pasternak, an economically swinging player with an affinity for the Brazilian songbook. He’s joined by flute & vibraphone expert Roger Glenn and a regular rotation of extroverted piano talent, including Marcos Silva, Larry Dunlap and David K. Marthews.”

Jazz at Yoshi’s S.F. Lounge – Bye Bye Blackbird – Eddie plays with Roger Glenn, Marcos Silva and Kenny Washington.

Jazz at Yoshi’s S.F. Lounge – Bye Bye Blackbird – Eddie plays with Roger Glenn, Marcos Silva and Kenny Washington.

Eddie Pasternak Trio with Stan Getz!

Eddie Pasternak, Scott Steed, and Mary Fettig are joined by special guest Stan Getz at a birthday party.

I think it was 1988– never realized the video was done until 2 yrs. back when a family member from the party mentioned a Beta-tape of the evening.. Stan had also signed a very nice note which unfortunately was lost in the Oakland Hill’s fire…As a corny little extra…I played for 4yrs with drummer Dave Black one of the best ever.. Dave sent me a birthday card which was signed : “If you can Stan Getz you can Stan me.”…I know — corny as heck but I’ve loved the line and used it ever since..

..the party was for Bob Brown–realtor in Los Gatos…two months earlier I had met Stan at a Hillsborough party where I was playing solo guitar..he came up from behind, as I was head down, looking at my tuner..he said “do you play requests?”..my head head still at the tuner i replied if i knew the tune i’d play it..he adamantly replied “WRONG ANSWER!!”..I looked up doing a double take and said “you’re not who i think you are are you?” then..with a look out of a Bela Lagossi movie he said “Iii AMm!”..ha, ha ..scared me..then proceeds to sit right in front of me during an entire dinner..at the end –most kindly, he said he wished he had his horn ’cause he liked all the tunes i’d selected..it was all pretty intimidating for i had only played a very few solo gigs at that point…Eddie

Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay with Eddie Pasternak, Kenny Washington, and John Turk

Eddie plays with Kenny Washington and John Turk as a 2005 summer party in Oakland.

Eddie Pasternak Trio at Yoshi’s SF Lounge

From Sep. to March Yoshi’s S.F. Lounge featured the Eddie Pasternak Trio with Roger Glenn on vibes and winds plus guest pianists Marcos Silva, Dave Matthews, and Larry Dunlap every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening.

Eddie & Roger at Yoshi's San Francisco

 

Eddie with Gene Argel and Bob Harrison at Kapalua Hotel Maui

Eddie and Gene Argel, Bob Harrison at Kapalua Hotel, Maui.