Just Sayin' by Lower Left (Barry Farrar drums, Mikan Zlatkovich piano, Bill Andrews bass) is the first CD release by this amazing trio of musicians from San Diego, California. Interpreting jazz standards in their own unique style is at the heart of this collection that also features one original composition, This Is For Horace, which is a tour de force written by pianist Mikan Zlatkovich. The interplay between the musicians, the range of dynamics from a whisper to torrents of sound, and the mastery by which Lower Left performs this music is astounding! The buzz on this band has already garnered them rave reviews from coast to coast. If you love jazz, you'll love Lower Left!
Lower Left Just Playin' Featuring piano sensation Mikan Zlatkovich, who takes you on a journey through the music of Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner and Ahmad Jamal.
At the time of the live album’s recording, Lower Left’s lineup featured drummer (and veteran KSDS FM Jazz 88 DJ) Barry Farrar, pianist Mikan Zlatkovich and bassist Justin Grinell.
“Just Playin’ ” focuses on classics from the Great American Songbook, including “Blue Moon,” “Laura” and “Secret Love.” Like the trio’s studio debut album, Just Sayin', the crisp instrumental interplay elevates even the most familiar selections.
pianist with over a decade of professional
experience playing both in Europe and the U.S., Mikan has
shared the stage with jazz notables
Barry Farrar Jr.
A versatile south land pro for over 25 years, he has played all styles of music. Barry studied at the Dick Grove School of Music under Joe Porcaro. Barry has freelanced with various artists including Lamont Johnson, Graham Nash, Barbara Morrison and Burt Bacharach.
Will Lyle is a bandleader, upright and electric bassist, composer, arranger, producer, and teacher from Orange County, California and based in Los Angeles.