By Al Factorman
I've seen Ricky Z (Rick Zahariades) several times at jams and liked his guitar playing a lot, so last night I caught him with his own band at Cafe Cordiale in Sherman Oaks. Ricky sounded great and with the help of Michael Leasure-drums (Walter Trout, Edgar Winter) and Paul Ill-bass (Pink, Alicia Keys), well they just killed to a packed house. Mark Sells sat in on guitar for a few songs and sounded really great as well. Also sitting in at various times were vocalists, Janelle Sadler and Jen Staves and Lou Castro (everybody) on bass and Drake Shining on keys (Jumpin' Jack Benny). I spotted several musicians in the audience...Gary Bivona, Carmine Sardo, Mike Mowen Ken Berry and Dan Malouin. Great show Ricky Z!!