Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mark Fitchett

Guitarist Mark Fitchett
On the way back from the Bahamas, guitarist Mark Fitchett on the starboard side of the 10th deck with his "travel" telecaster. It looks windy, but the warm Caribbean temperature made it feel perfect.

--The Daily Fitchett, 1/29/11.

George Duke

Mark Fitchett, George Duke, Lisa Kato Fitchett
Jazz cruise snapshots: Here we are with gracious keyboard legend George Duke...Grateful thanks to Corinne Duke for taking this photograph!

--The Daily Fitchett, 1/29/11.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Marcus Miller and The Axelrods

Marcus Miller with friends Ron and Dorothy Axelrod
Will the real Marcus Miller please stand up?? Ron grabbed Mark's hat for this fun snapshot. Marcus Miller is very gracious and is friends with the Axelrods. He's got some great stories about what it was like starting out as a 17-year-old studio musician in New York City, the recording session where he met pianist Richard Tee, working with Barry White, and producing Miles Davis's Tutu album. --The Daily Fitchett, 1/27/11.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
This is seriously one of my favorite photographs ever.  Mark is wading out into the Caribbean waters off the beach at Half Moon Cay, a private island in the Bahamas. The waves are literally only inches tall, the white sand is as soft as sifted flour, you can wade out 50 feet and still touch the ground, and there are little silver colored fish darting about two feet from your legs.

--The Daily Fitchett, 1/29/11.

Joey DeFrancesco

Organist Joey DeFrancesco
Jazz cruise snapshots: Joey DeFrancesco after his headlining late night jazz trio performance. Also performing with Joey's excellent trio was guitarist Dwight Sills and drummer Rayford Griffin.

--The Daily Fitchett, 1/28/11.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Larry Braggs

Lisa Kato Fitchett with Larry Braggs
I was really thrilled to run into Larry Braggs, Tower of Power lead singer extraordinaire, in between concerts on the jazz cruise. Aside from the fact that he's a brilliant singer, he's also the nicest guy in person.

--The Daily Fitchett, 1/28/11.

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Friends on the famed beaches of the Virgin Gorda "Baths", BVI
After a semi-arduous journey through narrow caves and grottoes, we found ourselves on the beach of the Virgin Gorda "Baths", British Virgin Islands.

--The Daily Fitchett, 1/27/11.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

St John, US Virgin Islands

View from the grounds near the governor's mansion
Wish we were still there! This photograph was taken while hiking near the governor's mansion on the beach at St. John, US Virgin Islands.

It was weird to see US Coast Guard vessels, Obama bumper stickers, and American flags clearly visible as we sailed about this part of the world which seemed so far from home.

--The Daily Fitchett, 1/26/11.

St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

View of the port of Charlotte Amalie on St. John, US Virgin Islands
Photograph of the port of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, taken from the ferry boat to St. John, US Virgin Islands

--The Daily Fitchett, 1/26/11.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

View From The Third Deck

After stopping at the Bahamian capital city of Nassau, we sailed for a full day. The third level of the ms Noordam has an outdoor deck wrapping around the entire ship. This was the view from the starboard deck.

--The Daily Fitchett, 1/25/11.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Nassau, Bahamas

View of the Bahamian resort Atlantis from the cruise ships gangway
View from the cruise ships gangway going in to the Bahamian capital city of Nassau.  The luxury resort Atlantis can be seen across the water.

--The Daily Fitchett, 1/24/11.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Fort Lauderdale

View of Fort Lauderdale from jazz cruise ship. The Daily Fitchett, 1/23/11.
View of the harbor at Fort Lauderdale from the balcony of our stateroom on the seventh deck, on Sunday, January 23rd, the day of departure.

--The Daily Fitchett, 1/23/11.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Crossings - Final Place

Regina Klenjoski Dance Company; Photography by Rose Eichenbaum.
Here is "Final Place" the eleventh and final track from The Crossings. Pictured here: Regina Klenjoski Dance Company; Choreography by Regina Klenjoski; Dance photography by Rose Eichenbaum. Listen to Final Resting Place, by Mark Fitchett.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Crossings - Between Worlds

The Regina Klenjoski Dance Company; Photography by Rose Eichenbaum.
Welcome to "Between Worlds" the tenth installment and penultimate track from The Crossings series. Listen to Between Worlds, by Mark Fitchett. Pictured above, The Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, choreography by Regina Klenjoski, photography by Rose Eichenbaum.

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Crossings - Fruit

Choreography by Regina Klenjoski; Photography: Rose Eichenbaum.
Here is "Fruit", the ninth installment of The Crossings series. Listen to Fruit, by Mark Fitchett.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Crossings - Shedding

The Regina Klenjoski Dance Company.
Welcome to Shedding, the eighth installment in our Crossings series! Pictured here: Regina Klenjoski Dance Company; Choreography by Regina Klenjoski. Listen to Shedding, by Mark Fitchett.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Crossings - Title Track by Mark Fitchett

Choreography by Regina Klenjoski; Photography by Rose Eichenbaum.
Welcome to Crossings, the seventh installment and title track for our series! Pictured here: Regina Klenjoski Dance Company; Choreography by Regina Klenjoski; Dance photography by Rose Eichenbaum. Click to listen to the full sound clip from the Crossings, by Mark Fitchett.

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Crossings - Empty Room

Photography: Rose Eichenbaum.
Here's the sixth installment in our Crossings series: "Empty Room". Choreography by Regina Klenjoski. Pictured here: Regina Klenjoski Dance Company; Photography by Rose Eichenbaum. Click to listen: Empty Room, by Mark Fitchett.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Crossings - Fire and Ice

Regina Klenjoski Dance Company.
Here's the fifth installment in our Crossings series: "Fire and Ice". Choreography by Regina Klenjoski. Listen to Fire and Ice, by Mark Fitchett.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Crossings - Time

Regina Klenjoski Dance Company.
The fourth installment of our Crossings series is "Time". Choreography by Regina Klenjoski. Listen to Time, by Mark Fitchett.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Crossings - Breath

Regina Klenjoski Dance Company.
Welcome to the third installment in our Crossings series - "Breath". Pictured here: Regina Klenjoski Dance Company; Photography by Rose Eichenbaum; Choreography by Regina Klenjoski. Click to listen: Breath, by Mark Fitchett.

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Crossings - Strength

Regina Klenjoski Dance Company.
The second installment in our Crossings series is "Strength". Choreography by Regina Klenjoski. Click to listen: Strength, by Mark Fitchett.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Crossings - Gods/Strength

The Crossings was photographed by Rose Eichenbaum.
The first soundscape installment from The Crossings is here! Award-winning Los Angeles choreographer Regina Klenjoski's The Crossings is about the transition from Life to Death, with original score by Mark Fitchett, costume design by Denise Lichter, lighting design by Eileen Cooley, and support from The City of Torrance and The James Armstrong Theater. Photography by award-winning photographer Rose Eichenbaum (http://www.rosesfoto.com/).

Click to listen to this one-minute clip: Gods, by Mark Fitchett.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Daily Fitchett

We're taking our blog in a whole new direction, inspired by the daily realities of cooking, cleaning, making music, making art, and making a living.  Included here are photographs from our travels, recipes from our kitchen, sound clips from Mark's album, interviews, photographs of events, scribbled notes and observations, snapshots of friends new and old.  It's about the journey, not the destination.  We hope you enjoy the journey with us.

--The Daily Fitchett, 2/7/11.