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Musical Excitement

Have you ever just felt like YELLING FROM THE ROOFTOPS with joy!

I did for the better part of today.

Yesterday was Terrence’s official CD release date. At lunch today, he called a few press contacts to see if they received their press kit including CD’s. He just so happened to speak to Chuy Varella from 91.1 KCSM, who said HE LOVED TERRENCE’S CD’S AND THAT THE STATION HAD PUT THEM INTO ROTATION ON TUESDAY — THEY PLAYED THREE SONGS!!!

You can’t imagine my elation when T called to share this with me — I can’t get a grasp on it myself! All I know was that I couldn’t contain my tears of joy! And then he said that CHUY INVITED HIM ON FOR A LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW ON MONDAY, MAY 22nd AT 1pm!!!


Of course the interview happens to fall on the day of my final at the college (it’s gonna have to be a quick one folks!) but I’ll race back home and we’ll head off to the City together! I’m not even the one who is going to be interviewed but I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!
I even told Joe that I had to take the day off to go with him… I think he understood:) – Thanks, Joe!

There, so how’s that for an exciting entry?

Press Release/Strong Brew Music – The Calling: Volumes 1 & 2


101 minutes of music, 17 original compositions, 7 musicians, 2 full-length CD’s, 1 man – Terrence Brewer.
Guitarist and composer Terrence Brewer recently launched his own independent record label, Strong Brew Music, and self-produced two full-length CD’s for the label… The Calling: Volume One and Volume Two. A musician for the last 20+ years, Brewer studied with legendary musicians/educators such as Charlie Hunter, Duck Baker, Mike Zilber, Mike Williams, and Mark Levine, to name a few. In addition, Brewer consistently performs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and has played with artists including Pete Escavedo, Bruce Forman, Kahlil Shaheed, Herb Gibson, Calvin Keyes, Ed Kelley, John Gove, Tuck and Patti, and many, many more.

The Calling: Volume One and Volume Two contains 17 of Brewer’s original compositions and features the playing of some of today’s most talented young musicians.
Exotic Latin tinged and odd-meter grooves (Murray’s Law, The Hands of Man) drive The Calling: Volume One, along with fiery up-tempo swing numbers (Dedication, Vari-8-Shun), and passionate ballads (The Way, Cat-Nap). In addition to Brewer on guitar, Volume One displays the talents of Ravi Abcarian (Kahlil Shaheed, Oaktown Jazz Workshop) on acoustic bass, Ben Stolorow (Oba Oba, Misturada, Kotoja) on piano, and Micah McClain (KeHoe Nation, Blackwell) on drums.

The Calling: Volume Two follows in the footsteps of the great guitar/organ/drum trios of the past, yet Brewer lends his own modern original twists on those familiar sounds. Volume Two begins with heavy backbeat funk (Lately), continues with scorching swing numbers (A.D.D., Sunrise Sunset), and balances out with powerful and bluesy ballads (Chrystal Clarity, Peaches and Cream). Volume Two features Brewer on guitar, long-time friend Derrek Phillips (Charlie Hunter Trio) on drums, Wil Blades (Mother Bug, O.G.D.) on Hammond B-3 Organ, and Eric Drake (Space Invaders) on tenor saxophone.

To receive a promotional package and CD’s contact:

Strong Brew Music/Terrence Brewer Productions
Phone: 510.755.0627
Email: [email protected]


CD’s – Here, There & Everywhere!

How many CD’s do you have in your collection? 200? 300? 500? Maybe, just maybe, you have 1000? That’s a lot of CD’s taking up a fair amount of space.

Now imagine 5,000 CD’s! Yep, 5,000 CD’s. That’s right, 5,000 CD’s in our 765 square foot apartment! Who’da thought? Obviously my husband.

But, for sure 4,956 CD’s are for sale… wanna buy one, two, three, fourteen? They’re great stocking stuffers, really. Shop early and get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping. 2 for $20 — that’s just a little over a $1.00/song – a good deal, especially when they go on sale through iTunes and I’m really not kidding.

A big ‘thank-you’ to Pete Halberstat for purchasing the first two CD’s; right on man! Oh, and Terrence’ll leave you before he leaves me;P

Okay, so friends galore showed up at the event last Thursday night — Julia, Sharon, Kala, Gorcey, Lujan… it was great! It’s really nice to know that friends support your (our in this case your spouse’s) creative efforts:). Marshall Lamm puts on a good party!

The trio sounded great and T and I handed out a bunch of CD’s — even got two in the hands of Reese Erlich — hoping for a great review! Reese Erlich has something like 52,000 hits on Google — he’s the man:) Let me give a brief story about him…

Back in 1999, only a couple of years after we’d started dating, I took a class at CSU Hayward called the History of Jazz. I wanted to impress T and learn about this thing called jazz that he was sooooo very passionate about. For one of my assignments, I had to review a band; so, we went to Yoshi’s.

There was a gentleman there taking notes as furiously as I was and I asked if he was a reporter. His reply was ‘yes’. After further chit chat, I said, “My boyfriend, here, is a jazz guitarist and he’s going to have a CD one day and I’ll make sure you get a copy so you can review it.”

Almost 7 years later, my husband has 2 CD’s and they’re in the hands of Reese Erlich. Funny, I told Mr. Erlich this when I gave him the CD’s and he remembered – he frickin’ remembered! He even visited Terrence backstage after the show… review reeese, reese review, review review reese, review….

Okay, so really, do yourself a favor and our credit card, buy a CD…. uno, dos, tres, catorce!