Mother's Son" is the perfect vehicle for the superb guitarist
Rick Vandivier and the supremely soulful vocals of Nate Pruitt,
one of the finest male jazz singers on the scene."
Best Bay Area CD releases of 2003,
Jazz Talk, Contra
January 30, 2004
|—See Rick & Nate!—
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Primary Colors CDs,
"We Know How It Feels".
"Every Mother’s Son"
See it ... hear it ... feel it ...
it's all here
(with expanded liner notes
to We Know How it Feels,
not included on the CD).
On March 31st, 2004,
awarded a Lifetime Achievement
Award by the San Jose Jazz Society.
Way to go Nate!!
Nate Pruitt and guitarist Rick Vandivier are Primary Colors,
a jazz and blues duo often featuring other great musicians
from the San
Francisco Bay Area. Their music, although primarily jazz and blues,
also includes elements of swing, soul, pop, spiritual, and Latin
styles ... even a trademark deep Southern yodel.
and Rick first formed their musical association in 1980. They
originally met at the Club Garden City, former jazz hub of San
Jose, California. The next decade saw many gigs, two albums
and a European tour as part of the now defunct sextet, the
fusion oriented, A Little Night
Music. As the 90's rolled around, Rick and Nate continued to perform
a duo and with larger groups. The nucleus of Primary Colors was
formed in 1993.
After numerous club gigs and recordings the personnel and style
of the band coalesced around
jazz and blues.
hear the music for yourself—enjoy the
MP3s online and come out to a live performance!
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