This bassist currently lives in Korea, thousands of miles from the rich music culture of Los Angeles, which is fine with him considering he hails from Maine, also thousands of miles from the rich music culture of Los Angeles. Spicy kimchi lobster bisque, anyone? In between those times McGillicuddy lived here, his career peaking as first-call sideman for first-rate jazzmen including pianists Larry Goldings, Bill Cunliffe and Russell Ferrante. Part of the unfortunate exodus of great bassists out of L.A., McGillicuddy remains a potent musical force and returns stateside to promote his new bass-centric album, Boots and Boots, featuring pianist Vardan Ovsepian and the legendary drummer Peter Erskine.
Wed., Feb. 18, 9 p.m.-midnight, 2015
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