The Steve Deutsch Ensemble

Going Somewhere Fast

Going Somewhere Fast: Steve Deutsch Ensemble

Going Somewhere Fast, recorded by The Steve Deutsch Ensemble, took two years to complete and is the culmination of a lifelong dream. I wrote almost all of the music, and did all the artwork, photography, and layout for the CD and jacket sleeve.  I was also very lucky that Omar Sosa, the Cuban piano virtuoso, walked into my life for a while and left an indelible mark on the music.

The influences of Eric Dolphy, Duke Ellington, Hermeto Pascaol, Milton Nascimento, Ali Akbar Khan and Wayne Shorter can be heard in this music and will be heard on my next CD as well. I have found the rhythms of Brazil, Cuba and India to be intoxicating and my compositions continue today to reflect this.

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Track Samples

Song for Beta | MP3
Muy Solo | MP3
Going Somewhere Fast | MP3
Twirlagig | MP3
Fancy this, Fancy that | MP3

Samoa | MP3
Pasarela V | MP3
Sea’s Rough Bro’ | MP3
Melocoton | MP3
Recife | MP3

Download the score for Fancy This, Fancy That by Steve Deutsch (PDF)

This is the first tune I ever wrote, it's a samba and play at a tempo of 200. Have fun!

Video: The Steve Deutsch Ensemble >


Steve Deutsch on Tenor Sax at the Jazz School, Berkeley, California
Steve Deutsch on Tenor Sax at the Jazz School, Berkeley, California

Steve Deutsch on SaxophoneOn the last day of California Brazil Camp 2014 there was a party where I played. That's Spok, who lead the frevo big band on my right, and dancer's who danced around me while I played. YES!!!

Steve Deutsch and Dancers


Steve Deutsch at the blues session at Armando's in Martinez on Monday 1/28/14.

I had the pleasure of playing with master pianist Omar Sosa on April 13 at the Piedmont Piano Company in San Francisco. Playing an improvised ballad in C minor we stepped off into the unknown together. It was great!

Photos: Robert Pavel

Here I am playing with the Diablo Valley Riders at 2day town recently with David Lehrer on guitar, John Zalabak on bass, Hali Hammer on guitar and yours truly on sax with a hat 20 sizes too big.

After the really hard gig at 2day town.



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