A transcendent night of music that featured internationally renowned guitarist Edin Solis from the band Editus at an August 6 concert at hotel Bella Vista Mar showed off visiting and local talent in a world-class lineup arranged by musician Bill MacPherson.
The poolside shelter at the hilltop hotel in Playa Pelada offered an intimate setting and warm acoustics for the 70 people that gathered for a night of music and tapas. Spread out on a variety of lounge and beach chairs, the setting was informal and intimate, allowing focus on the delicate interplay of jazz and Latin notes.
MacPherson, the Los Angeles guitarist who moved to Nosara full-time five years ago after several years of visits, also tapped visiting jazz singer Laura Martier, and as a bonus got her husband Dan, who is a drummer currently touring the U.S. and here for a short visit. The Nosara-based Argentine multi-instrumentalist Hernan Olalla built a dazzling base line.
San Jose-based Edin Solis, who is currently focused on movie soundtracks when not playing or on tour with Grammy-Award winning (Latin Pop) Editus, showed off his melodic riffs on classic guitar in mellifluous Spanish style, and jammed like old friends with MacPherson.