(Detroit, MI) Jazz Cafe is proud to present two public premieres featuring a Detroit music icon, the composer, EMINEM collaborator and performer, Luis Resto who will release his newest CD, “One Small Light” and also perform the ongoing and evolving performance piece, “The (Dequindre) Cut”, Thursday, January 24th at 9PM.
“The Cut” is collaboration between musician Luis Resto and photographer Michelle Andonian.
This live multi-media performance is inspired by and visually explores the de-industrialized track that runs behind Eastern Market with music blending traditional instruments with electronic ones and an ever-evolving multi media presentation.
Highlighting this gig will be the release of Resto’s first solo CD, “One Small Light” which is in spite of the CD’s humble title, a far reaching offering of musical genres and styles all held together by Resto’s multi faceted keyboard talent.
Two of the tracks on “Light” have also appeared on the vinyl only release of, “Combo de Momento” in 2010.
ADMISSION WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE NEW CD, “ONE SMALL LIGHT”
Luis Resto is a Detroit-based musician and songwriter who has collaborated with a wildly diverse collection of accomplished artists in a career that has spanned over three decades. A founding member of the highly influential Was (Not Was), Luis has additionally lent his musical talents to Patti Smith, Stevie Nicks, Mel Torme, Anita Baker, The Highway Men (Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash), 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne. Yet perhaps most notable, has been his relationship with rapper, Eminem, which has earned him both a Grammy and an Oscar in 2003 as a co-writer on “Lose Yourself”. He continues to work with Eminem as a songwriter and keyboardist on both recording projects and in live concert. Luis has simultaneously embarked on a solo career releasing his debut album, Combo de Momento in 2010 and the most recent, One Small Light, Spring 2012.
As Eminem’s songwriting foil and live keyboard player, Resto composed music for the hit film 8 Mile and was co-writer of “Lose Yourself”, the smash single which spent 12 weeks atop Billboard’s Top 100 and garnered Luis both a Grammy and an Oscar. He continues to work with Eminem as a songwriter and keyboardist on both recording projects and in live concert.
The release of Eminem’s chart-topping Recovery album in 2010 brought about much critical acclaim, most notably the single co-written by Luis, “Not Afraid” which shot straight to the #1 spot on Billboards Top 100 in its first week and received multiple GRAMMY nominations including Best Rap Song.
Luis’ most recent recognizable work has been the musical arrangement and choir production for the use of “Lose Yourself” in the popular 2011 Chrysler 200 commercial featuring Eminem.
The evening’s musicians include:
Luis Resto – keyboards, vocals
Herschel Boone – background vocals
Paul Nowinski- bass
Pepe Espinosa – percussion
Dave McMurray – saxophone
Mario Resto – drums
Also appearing will be Pathe Jesse and surprise special guests
“The Cut” is collaboration with Michelle Andonian
Tickets: $30 (Includes CD) Advance $35 Door Available at The Music Hall Box Office or Ticketmaster.