Live at La Fonda
Bandleader David Phillips says the Pilots aim to recreate the ambiance of a late-1950s dance club, with a driving rhythm section and swinging horns. Philips, who plays keyboards, is joined by Fred Spencer on guitar, Terry Bluhm on bass, Ray Griffin on sax, Ryan Finn on trombone, and the renowned jazz musician Peter Amahl on drums.
The Pleasure Pilots headlined the Red River Blues and Brews Festival in June, then kicked off the Animas River Blues and Brews in Aztec in July. Santa Feans heard them opening the Santa Fe Bandstand’s southside concert series on July 4th weekend. Ever in demand, the Pilots are busy at work recording their second CD, made up mostly of their danceable originals. Check out samples at their website
, then come hear the real thing at La Fiesta Lounge on October 10 & 11, one of their favorite gigs. Says Philips, “We generally pack the place!”