In the last few months I have had the pleasure and privilege of sitting in with the Kevin McCarthy Jazz Trio -- at the Arroyo in Telluride and at the Sherbino in Ridgway. Both times have been so much fun for me. They are a power trio who can still deliver with nuance and great heart. And they are great guys! Guitarist McCarthy, who is from Durango, and I worked for many years with the Jeff Solon Big Band. He is amazing, and I don't use the term lightly. Dapper Mike Enriquez, from Rico, is a familiar face in the regional music community and cooks on his string bass. On drums is Chris Goplerud, from Ridgway, a seasoned professional with a sweet touch, who I hear is not confined to just jazz. I'm looking forward to a chance to work with these amazing musicians again soon! I'll keep you posted.