Mitchell Long

A day in the life:


Another day in the musical journey that is my life and career: Recorded a Brazilian style track for rap group Jurassic 5's DJ NuMark today. It was fun, I played mad guitar and sang strong and long. I did something like that a few months ago on Sergio Mendes new record, and the song I played on comes out this month. Started work today with Katia Moraes on the repertoire for the carnival show at the Queen Mary, last year we shared the stage there with Jorge Benjor. I'll play with the second carnival act (Nayzeth) There is another show coming up at a cool music venue "The Temple bar" where I will play my original music solo, then play with an original Brazilian pop group. The third set is with Brazilian sensation Katia Moraes and our group Pure Samba. I still have my residency gigs Thursday though Saturday at Gauchos Village in Glendale. I have been writing more songs than ever before. I am studying Jazz again and so far just sitting in with some legendary cats. I was saying when I first got here, that LA is not a Jazz town, but I stand corrected! I get to meet and see such amazing cats like vibraphonist Nick Mancini, or guitarist on tour from NYC Randy Napoleon. Jazz lives in LA.

Journal 11/11/2005


Have to say something about tonight. I had the great pleasure of playing with Tita Lima. Good songs and a nice band too. I hope to continue working with her, she is a perfect artist for me, I really felt at home with her and her music. Its delicious! LISTEN: Well then after we played, the venerable genius composer Dori Caymmi and effortless mastery of Joyce reigned supreme with their truly world class band. I looked around and although everyone was emotional and happy, I am pretty sure I enjoyed it more than anyone could have, with tears of joy when they went into Samba da Bencao. Is there anyone that loves Brazilian music more than me?

Happy Halloween


No gig tonight, just chillin with the gouls and goblins. The last days or weekend was a bit haunted, but I played solo at Gauchos Village then friday and saturday with the Band Pure Samba. Saturday night was pretty cool with the Halloween Party. I love how the brazilians get in costume to the max, and always the highlight is Daniela and oya samba dancers dancing!

Journal 10/26/2005

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