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ROBERT LEE REVUE -
Robert Lee Balderrama, aka Bobby Balderrama, renowned guitarist of Question Mark and the Mysterians has delivered yet again - an original and imaginative work . . . a passionate and highly-flavored Smooth Jazz album entitled, CITY OF SMOOTH JAZZ, from his band ROBERT LEE REVUE. Each track has its very own unique vibe, setting that 'smooth' mood, which leaves you feeling kissed by a warm ray of sunshine and cooled by a wet splash of salty-air breeze from the seashore. Featuring a precise blend of fluid guitar riffs, with complementary elements of keyboard and saxophone, leaves listeners wanting more. LATIN QUARTERS, , is reminiscent of classic George Benson tones,with a Carlos Santana Latin influence and style.
City of Smooth Jazz showcases artistry and musicianship; which is the true essence of the ROBERT LEE REVUE. Bobby has assembled a group of formidable musical talent; fellow Mysterians Frank Rodriguez/Keyboards and , along with Tom Barsheff/Saxophone and Robert Lee's wife Amy Lynn Balderrama/Percussion. Live performances will see the nucleus of the band joined by Jack Nash/Bass, Rudolph Levario/drums&Percussion. CITY OF SMOOTH JAZZ was released SEPT, 2012, label AMR/ASSOCIATED MICHIGAN RECORDINGS. All songs are published by Robert Lee Balderrama Publishing/BMI. Bobby,and Frank continue to tour and record with Question Mark and the Mysterians, but also make time to pursue other musical interests. OF NOTE: Robert Lee (Bobby) Balderrama,and Frank Rodriguez, original guitarist, original keyboardist and respectively of ? & the Mysterians, have an historical significance which is quite clear; credited with creating and originating the musical genre 'garage rock/punk' in the early 1960's. As Steve Huey of All Music Guide states, "It only took one song, the organ-driven number one smash "96 Tears," to make ? & the Mysterians into garage rock legends…the Mysterians sound helped lay down an important part of the garage rock blueprint…they were one of the first Latino rock groups to have a major hit…one of the prime suspects in the evolution of garage rock into early punk