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ballard - The Ballard Jazz Festival
JAZZ SCENE
MAY 2016 / no. 37 / GRATIS
MIKE
STERN May 11-14
14TH ANNUAL
BALLARD
JAZZ FESTIVAL
with the
George Colligan Trio
HAL
GALPER
TRIO
BALLARD AVENUE JAZZ WALK
BROTHERHOOD OF THE DRUM
MAINSTAGE CONCERT
GUITAR SUMMIT
SWEDISH PANCAKE JAZZ BRUNCH
MIKE STERN / HAL GALPER TRIO
MARINA ALBERO / LineUp! / JULIAN PRIESTER
DAWN CLEMENT / WAYNE HORVITZ & the ROYAL
WE / COREY CHRISTIANSEN / GEORGE COLLIGAN / GAIL PETTIS / STEVE GRIGGS / DELVON
LAMARR / 200 TRIO / JAY THOMAS / TODD BISHOP GROUP / JASNAM DAYA SINGH / MICHAEL
SHRIEVE’S SPELLBINDER / GREGG KEPLINGER
BEING JOHN McLAUGHLIN / KAREEM KANDI
45TH ST. BRASS / JACOB ZIMMERMAN / JULIAN
MacDONOUGH / DAVE PETERSON / JOHN STOWELL / LEVI GILLIS / SCENES / THOMAS MARRIOTT / BAD LUCK / TABLE & CHAIRS SHOWCASE
COMPLETE FESTIVAL GUIDE INSIDE...
Headliners of the
14TH Annual
Ballard Jazz Festival
Saturday, May 14th
Independent Record Store Day
APRIL 16, 2016 was the National day of the record store with shops across the country
presenting in-store performances, giveaways, and more shenanigans. No reason every
day can’t be “Record Store Day.” Let’s go shopping! www.recordstoreday.com
HAL GALPER
Seattle Jazz News
EARSHOT GOLDEN EAR AWARDS
In March at the Royal Room, Earshot Jazz held its 26th annual
awards show, celebrating the best of what Seattle jazz had to
offer over the last year. Opening and closing the night were Eugenie Jones and her band of Peter Adams on piano, Tim Carey on
bass, Brian Smith on drums, and Ernesto Pediangco on percussion, delivering a tight first set of wonderfully stylized covers.
The ceremony begun in tribute to the late Ernestine Anderson,
with Jim Wilke, Paul de Barros, and Anderson’s daughter Shelley sharing memories of the beloved singer. Later awards were
presented to:
Recording: Gregg Belisle- Chi, Tenebrae
Acoustic Jazz Ensemble: Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto
Alternative Jazz Group: Industrial Revelation
Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year: Dawn Clement
Emerging Artist or Group: Raymond Larsen
Vocalist of the Year: Eugenie Jones
Concert of the Year: Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra with
Anat Cohen
Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame: Ruby Bishop; Randy Halberstadt,
Sonny Booker
Art of Jazz at the Seattle
Art Museum
May 12: Michael Brockman Quintet
5:30 to 7:00, Seattle Art Museum Downtown
July and August Art of Jazz take place at the Olympic
Sculpture Park.
Earshot continues its collaboration with the Seattle Art Museum in programming and presenting the Art of Jazz Series,
now in it’s 19th year. Always well attended, the after-work
concerts are free with museum admission—a great bargain
given the two-for-one line up of fine jazz and major art exhibits set for 2015.
The Art of Jazz Series is sponsored by KPLU Radio and
hosted by Jim Wilke, who also records most of the concerts
for broadcast on his Jazz Northwest program, Sunday afternoons, from 1 to 2pm on 88.5, KPLU.
Origin / OA2 Recording News
Origin Records and OA2 Records announces their spring 2016 lineup of new
releases. Visit www.origin-records.com
for more information.
ARK OVRUTSKI, “INTERSECTION” (Origin 82709). New York-based,
Ukranian bassist presents new music for
his quartet, including drummer Duduka
de Fonseca.
SCOTT REEVES JAZZ ORCHESTRA, “PORTRAITS AND PLACES”
(Origin 82710). New York composer/ar-
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ranger debuts new music for jazz orchestra, featuring saxophonist Steve
Wilson.
MARCOS VARELA, “SAN YGNACIO” (Origin 82711). New York
bassist’s debut recording with Bill Hart,
George Cables, Clifton Anderson, and
more.
THE DYNAMIC LES DEMERLE
BAND, “COMIN’ HOME BABY”
(Origin 82712) The hard-swinging Florida based iconic drummer returns with his quartet. Featuring Bonnie Eisele on vocals.
JOEL
MILLER
WITH
SIENNA
DAHLEN,
“DREAM CASSETTE”
(Origin 82713) Montreal based saxophonist teams with vocalist/lyricist Sienna Dahlen and explore their roots in popular music.
DAN CRAY, “OUTSIDE IN” (Origin 82714) New
York pianist returns with a quartet including Dayna Stephens, Clark Sommers and Mark Ferber.
COREY CHRISTIANSEN, “FACTORY GIRL” (Origin
82715) The guitarist follows up on Lone Prarie with a further exploration of American roots music and cowboy songs.
RAUL
AGRAZ,
“BETWEEN
BROTHERS”
(OA2 22127)
Venezuelan trumpeter with an allstar cast from the Latin music
world. Produced by Doug Beavers.
DANNY GREEN TRIO, “ALTERED
NARRATIVES” (OA2 22128) San
Diego pianist recorded new music with
his well-seasoned trio in New York last
summer. Produced by Matt Pierson.
Coming this summer & fall....
Daria, Alex Goodman, New Standard Jazz Orchestra, Will
Goble, David Friesen, Joonsam, John Stowell/Mike Zilber,
and more....
SEATTLE
SAXOPHONE INSTITUTE
SUMMER CAMP,
AUGUST 3-6
The Summer Saxophone Camp
offers four days of immersion in saxophone study for beginning through
advanced high school students.
Whether students are interested in
jazz, classical, or modern improvisa-
tion, the SSI is designed to give saxophonists of all levels of ability the chance to connect with like-minded students and faculty.
SSI coaches are four of the Seattle area’s most respected performers and educators, including saxophonists Steve Treseler, Neil Welch, Mark Taylor, and Evan
Smith. Students will work alongside their
coaches in a unique environment of collaboration and mentorship, and are guaranteed
a private lesson during the week with one
of the SSI’s experienced faculty.
The schedule for SSI Summer Saxophone Camp is: High School Camp (open to all incoming
10-12th grade students): July 25-28th; Middle School Camp
(open to all incoming 7-9th grade students): August 1-4th.
Visit: SeattleSaxInstitute.com
Contact: Neil Welch at [email protected]
BELLEVUE JAZZ & BLUES
FESTIVAL, JUNE 1-5, 2016
The 9th Annual Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival returns
to Downtown Bellevue June 1-5, 2016. National artists, local
musicians and high school all stars will perform in free and
ticketed venues throughout the weekend.
Featured acts include: Shemekia
Copeland, Etienne Charles, Lee Oskar
& Special Guests, and Seattle’s own
McTuff.
Shows range from concerts at the
Theatre at Meydenbauer — with its
ideal acoustics and intimate setting —
to tableside sets in downtown bars and
hotels.
Award-winning high school jazz
programs will be featured in the festival’s Student Showcase. Groups will
perform 45-minute sets highlighting the
rich and diverse offerings presented by
members of the local high school and middle school jazz
scene.
In addition, more than 40 shows in various locations will
feature top local and regional artists.
EARSHOT SPRING CONCERTS
Earshot’s Concert Series continues with performances
through June. Performances coming up include:
April 26 - Esma Redzepova & Folk Masters
May 3 - Project Fukushima! Solo Performance by Otomo Yoshihide
May 12 - Michael Brockman Quintet
May 14 - Panama Hotel Jazz
May 28 - Seales Brothers Band
Thomas Marriott appears with his band at Pono Ranch, Friday night
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10 venues, 90 musicians
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 7:00
BALLARD JAZZ WALK
New York Fashion Academy, 5201 Ballard Ave NW, $30 / ticket office opens at 5:00
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2016 BALLARD
JAZZ FESTIVAL
Welcome!
As we proudly present the 14th Annual Ballard Jazz Festival, we continue to marvel at and
are so pleased to be a part of such a unique and thriving community. What was a neighborhood
primarily of industrial buildings, dive bars and fishermen when John Bishop moved to Ballard
in 1991, is now one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in the country with an ever-expanding
collection of restaurants, boutiques, music venues, lounges ... and dive bars and fishermen. With
that in mind we give you the 2016 edition of the Ballard Jazz Festival!
Again, the festival kicks off with the Brotherhood of the Drum at Conor Byrne Pub. The
Northwest is home to an incredible array of great drummers and we will be showcasing just a
few of them including the legendary improvisor GREGG KEPLINGER; the fiery grooves of
Seattle’s TARIK ABOUZIED, and JOHN BISHOP performing the music of the Mahavishnu
Orchestra with the group, Being John McLaughlin. The Guitar Summit has developed into a
fan favorite over the last ten years, and this year’s should be just as inspired with three amazing
guitarists on the bill - COREY CHRISTIANSEN, a definitive guitarist of our time debuting
music from his new Origin CD, San Francisco transplant TIM VOLPICELLA, bringing his
modern, improvisational jazz aesthetic, and two true Northwest originals performing together DAVE PETERSON and JOHN STOWELL.
Sponsored by VERITY CREDIT UNION, the perennially-packed Ballard Jazz Walk promises
to be another great time as over 90 great musicians from the Northwest and New York perform at
10 different venues throughout Ballard. Also on Friday, for the first time, we’ll feature music on
the spacious outdoor stages of Pono Ranch and Peddler Brewing Company.
To properly recover from Friday night’s Jazz Walk and prepare for Saturday evening’s
Mainstage Concert, the festival teams with the Nordic Heritage Museum to present the Swedish
Pancake Jazz Brunch featuring the internationally known and Northwest favorite, trumpeter /
saxophonist JAY THOMAS and his quartet, along with a vintage Volvo Auto Show.
For the Mainstage Concert, we turn to the intimacy of the Nordic Heritage Museum for
performances by guitar giant MIKE STERN, backed by the GEORGE COLLIGAN TRIO, and
legendary New York pianist HAL GALPER, celebrating 10 years of performing and recording
with his latest trio featuring bassist Jeff Johnson and drummer John Bishop.
We would like to thank our small, but incredible staff of volunteers for all of their hard work
over the countless hours that went into making this festival a reality.
Our sponsors make the Ballard Jazz Festival possible. Through their generous support, we are
able to bring some of the world’s finest jazz musicians to this small fishing village here in Seattle.
Please take a moment to acknowledge their contribution with your patronage.
And to you, the Seattle jazz fan, thank you for your continued support of the Ballard Jazz
Festival. Please enjoy the week!
festival sponsors
MEDIA SPONSORS:
Jazz After Hours / Public Radio International
Earshot Jazz
Seattle Jazz Scene.com
PRESENTING SPONSOR:
Origin Records
MAINSTAGE PRESENTING SPONSOR:
HomeStreet Bank
TriStar Team Real Estate
LOGISTICS SPONSORS:
GES
SuperGraphics
G & H Printing
Nordic Heritage Museum
Audio Media, Inc.
JAZZ WALK PRESENTING SPONSOR:
Verity Credit Union
VENUE SPONSORS:
Baxtalo Design & Creative Solutions
BES Events
The Ballard Landmark
Christine Reis - Windermere Realtor
Origin Web Design
CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS:
Bellevue Jazz Festival
Aaron Mesaros
Annie’s Art & Frame
Seattle Divorce Services
Wirta Hospitality Worldwide
HOTEL SPONSOR:
Hotel Nexus
individual contributors
FOUNDERS CIRCLE
Tony & May Icasiano
James Horrigan
Grant and Dorrit Saviers
Mark Wishnie
Lucille Johnston
Pam Reynolds
Evan B. Davis
Bill Berry
Robert Hirsch
Willean Hillman
Anonymous
Jim Levitt
FRIEND
Jeff Baker
Hugo Kugiya
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editors: John Bishop, Matt Jorgensen
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ARTISTIC AND MANAGING DIRECTORS Matt Jorgensen, John Bishop
PRODUCTION COORDINATORS Chris Icasiano, Peter Daniel
Become a Ballard Jazz Festival Founding Member!
With your membership in our Founder’s Circle, we’ll have gifts and festival passes
to accompany a very large THANKS from all of us as we work together in support of
Seattle’s uniquely vibrant jazz community. And don’t forget, if you work for a Matching
Gift Company your tax deductible contribution goes even further!
SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR Matt Jorgensen
FOUNDING MEMBER (COUPLE) - $500.00
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FOUNDING MEMBER (SINGLE) - $250.00
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PATRON - $100
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Paul Rauch
FRIEND - $10 - $50
NORDIC HERITAGE EVENT COORDINATOR Matt McCallum
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2016 BALLARD
JAZZ FESTIVAL
Wednesday, May 11, 8:00pm - Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave NW, $15, 21+
BROTHERHOOD OF THE DRUM
Some of America’s top drummers (many who just happen to live in the NW) gather with their bands for a night of eclectic, spirited music.
GREGG KEPLINGER
As a performer Tarik Abouzied has played and traveled
with a vast array of incredible musicians. His groups have
collectively produced six original albums: two from Pocket
Change, an instrumental funk septet in the vein of Tower of
Power, three from Hardcoretet, a more modern instrumental
jazz quartet, and one from McTuff, an incredible funk/jazz
Hammond organ trio. His current project, Happy Orchestra,
was awarded 4Culture’s 2015 Arts Project Grant and is in the
process of recording its first full-length album. Aside from these
performing groups Tarik has played with local and national greats
including Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Skerik, Brian
Haas, Jessica Lurie, Nigel Hall, Mike Stern, and many others.
Priester, Herb Ellis, Buddy DeFranco, Pete Christlieb, Carla
Bley, Steve Swallow, Kenny Rankin, and countless others.
He’s appeared on more than 100 albums, and was inducted into
the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame in 2008.
Neil Welch - saxophone; Luke Bergman - bass; Jaques Willis
- vibes; Simon Henneman - guitar; Gregg Keplinger - drums
Drummer Gregg Keplinger enjoys legendary status among
aficionados of Northwest music for his powerful, individualistic
percussion style.
Gregg began his musical career with various rock and jazz
projects in the 1960s and was a key member of the free-thinking
musical community that formed around late 60s coffeehouse
The Llanghaelhyn, the crucible of Seattle’s modern-jazz
movement. In addition to Stackpole, Gregg’s musical resume
includes work in such disparate contexts as Soundgarden, his
ongoing duo with jazz saxophonist Rick Mandyck, and the
Ringling Brothers Circus band. He is known internationally
for his unique, handmade Keplinger snare drums, used by his
major inspiration, Elvin Jones, among other luminaries. He has
also toured extensively as a drum technician with Pearl Jam,
BEING JOHN McLAUGHLIN
FEATURING JOHN BISHOP
Tristan Gianola - guitar; Mark Taylor - saxes; Alicia DeJoie
- violin; Ryan Burns - keyboards; Geoff Harper - bass;
John Bishop - drums
Soundgarden, Our Lady Peace, and others.
TARIK ABOUZIED
Skerik - saxophones; Andy Coe - guitar; Joe Doria - Hammond
B3 organ; Tarik Abouzied - drums
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As a drummer, educator, record label owner, graphic
designer, publisher, and festival presenter, John Bishop has
been one of the primary voices in Northwest Jazz for 35 years.
He has performed in concerts and clubs with Bobby McFerrin,
Lee Konitz, Slide Hampton, Benny Golson, George Cables,
Kenny Werner, Bobby Hutcherson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Julian
Being John McLaughlin is the clever name for the Seattle
sextet tackling the phenomenally complex, combustible, and
beautiful music of 1970s jazz-fusion deities Mahavishnu
Orchestra. McLaughlin was the superhumanly dexterous
guitarist/leader and one of the catalysts in Miles Davis’s
paradigm-shifting electric period. BJM focuses on the group’s
first two albums—1971’s Inner Mounting Flame and 1973’s
Birds of Fire—which remain overwhelming sources of
quicksilver inventiveness and spiritual profundity.
Thursday, May 12, 8:00pm - Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave NW, $15, 21+
GUITAR SUMMIT
COREY CHRISTIANSEN
Corey Christiansen - guitar; Jeremy Allen- bass;
Matt Jorgensen - drums
“... Corey Christiansen lights a rhythmic fire that never flickers,
punctuating chords with precision and soloing with zeal...”
- DOWNBEAT
Corey Christiansen has a number of publications with Mel
Bay and has conducted countless guitar clinics and concerts
across the country and beyond including Europe, South Africa
and Australia. He has also performed at many notable festivals
and venues including John Pisano’s Guitar Night in Los Angeles, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy, the Lionel Hampton Jazz
Festival, the Clearwater Jazz Festival, the Daytona Beach Jazz
Festival, the Classic American Guitar Show, and the St. Louis Jazz Festival. He has also performed and/or recorded with
many outstanding jazz artists including Jimmy Bruno, John Pisano, James Moody, Joe Negri, Willie Akins, Chuck Redd, Sid
Jacobs, Jack Wilkins, Christian McBride, George Duke, Terri
Lyne Carrington, Danny Gottlieb, and many, many others.
His new CD, Factory Girl, will be available at the Ballard
Jazz Festival.
TIM VOLPICELLA
Tim Volpicella - guitar; Lucien La Motte - steel pedal & guitar; Dennis Staskowski - bass; Don Alan Berman - drums
“Nothing retro here, just good old-fashioned individuality.”
- John Abercrombie
Nominated for a GRAMMY Award for his production work
on The PapaHugs Band release “Are We There Yet?,” guitarist
Tim Volpicella has been active as a sound designer and engineer
for many years through his company, Harmonic Fox Sound Design.
As a guitarist, Tim attended the Berklee School of Music
where he studied with John Abercrombie, John Scofield, David Liebman and John Stowell, and has performed around the
United States, Europe, Japan and South America. His resume
includes appearances at Earshot Jazz, Monterey Jazz Festival,
San Francisco Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival and the Lennie Tristano Jazz Festival (Naples, Italy). Tim has performed
with artists including Russell Ferrante, Chet Baker, Hafez
Modirzadeh and John Carlos Perea, and has appeared on numerous studio recordings. Tim’s original compositions can be
heard on his own CDs, “Many Places” and “Unspoken Words.”
As Music Coordinator for San Jose Jazz (1998-2002), Tim
brought music education to local children through the Community Youth Outreach Program and has taught guitar workshops
at the Stanford Jazz Workshop and Jazzschool. He has been a
frequent clinician at colleges in the western US.
JOHN STOWELL
John Stowell - guitar; Dave Peterson - guitar;
Jeff Johnson - bass; John Bishop - drums
constantly touring the world since the ‘70s, performing with
friends abroad or with his several working bands - including
Scenes, Stowell/Zilber Quartet, or in duos with Kendra Shank
or David Liebman.
DAVE PETERSON
Dave Peterson flies under the radar in most notable jazz
circles, because he isn’t one to brag about every exploit. He’s
into the music and the good musicians, not into self-aggrandizing that is often so common in such a business.
But that doesn’t mean this Northwest guitar genius is any
less the jazz player. He’s known as one of the greatest jazz
guitar players in the Pacific Northwest.
Known as a dependable sideman able to shred and turn melodic, Peterson has worked with countless big jazz names (Chet
Baker, Bud Shank, John Clayton/Jeff Hamilton Big Band,
etc.). His 2004 record, “Portal,” with bassist Chuck Deardorf
“John Stowell plays jazz, but he doesn’t use any of the cliches;
he has an incredible originality. John is a master creator.”
- LARRY CORYELL
John Stowell began his successful career with guitar lessons in his native Connecticut from guitarist Linc Chamberlind,
and from John Mehegan, pianist and respected jazz educator at
the Julliard School of Music and Yale University. Several years
later he met noted bassist David Friesen in NYC and launched
a critically acclaimed touring and recording association that
lasted 7 years, included 6 albums, and performances in Europe, Canada, USA and Australia. During that time, John also
moved to Oregon. Paul Horn, John, David Friesen and Robin
Horn were invited to perform in the Soviet Union. It was the
first time in 40 years that American jazz musicians had been
invited to play public performances in Russia, paving the way
for many others to follow. John Stowell is an in-demand teacher and clinician of jazz guitar. He has taught at the country’s
most prestigious schools of music as a clinician. He has been
shows off that melodic shredding ability well. All About Jazz
reviewer Mark Sabbatini recognized Peterson’s pleasant style:
“Peterson invokes a lot of memories of Montgomery with his
tone and highly accessible melodic solos.” Most of all, the jazz
musicians Peterson has played with have only high praise for
the master. (From Examiner.com)
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Friday, May 13, 6:30pm - New York Fashion Academy, 5201 Ballard Ave NW, $30
BALLARD AVENUE JAZZ WALK
presented by
presented by Verity Credit Union
LINEUP! featuring
JULIAN PRIESTER
MARINA ALBERO GROUP
New York Fashion Academy / 7:00 / All Ages
Sponsored by: VERITY CREDIT UNION, GES EVENTS, &
SUPERGRAPHICS
JULIAN PRIESTER
them on tours to Japan and the U.S. in the ‘90s. At the age of
eight, she studied piano & theory and later, drums and jazz piano
while still working with the family project, She studied at the
Conservatory Isaac Albéniz and the Conservatorio Municipal de
Barcelona. In 1995, her family moved to Cuba where she studied
at the Insti- tuto Superior de Arte, and she played with the Cuban Psalterium Rennaissance-style group “Ars Longa.” Albero
moved to Seattle from Barcelona two years ago and continues to
perform and teach throughout the world.
Marina Albero - piano; Ben Thomas - vibes; Chuck Deardorf - bass;
Mark Ivester - drums
WAYNE HORVITZ &
the ROYAL WE
GEORGE COLLIGAN QUARTET
THE 200 TRIO
Conor Byrne Pub / 6:30 / 21+
Sponsored by: BAXTALO & ORIGIN RECORDS
Saxophonist Mark Taylor launches a new ensemble with
the ebullient pianist and Cornish alumna and adjunct instructor Dawn Clement. The two award-winning Pacific Northwest
artists bring listeners a lineup of new work they are composing
together.
Clement began playing piano when she was ten years old,
with early lessons with ragtime pianist and church organist Keith
Taylor. Eventually settling in Vancouver, Wash., Clement joined
the high school jazz band and started sitting in at Portland-area
jam sessions. Her career today includes playing at the Mary Lou
Williams Piano Competition at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center and Paris’ International Martial Solal Jazz Piano Competition,
teaching at Cornish and at Port Townsend’s Centrum Jazz Workshop, and releasing five CDs. Clement is currently working on
her Masters of Composition at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Mark Taylor is a creative improviser and impeccable ensemble player. He performs and records extensively with Matt
Jorgensen +451, Jim Knapp Orchestra, Tom Varner, Thomas
Marriott, Wayne Horvitz, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, and
the Randy Halberstadt Quintet. Taylor has two acclaimed Origin Records releases: After Hours (2002) and Spectre (2009). He
teaches privately and holds a BM from the University of Washington (1994), and MM from the Manhattan School of Music
(2000).
Mark Taylor - saxophone; Dawn Clement - piano; Michael Glynn bass; D’Vonne Lewis - drums; special guest Julian Priester - trombone
Marina Albero has played with some of the most important
artists of early, Flamenco and latin music including l’Arpeggiata,
Barbarito Torres (Buenavista Social Club), Glen Velez, Pepe
Habichuela, Carlos Saura, & Sara Flores. She plays hammered
dulcimer, piano & vibes and has studied music in Spain & Cuba.
Born in Barcelona, Marina Albero grew up playing traditional
music with her family Grallers band “Stampede,” which took
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One of the
music world’s
most creative
forces, composer/pianist/band
leader Wayne
Horvitz added a
new dimension
and vitality to
the Seattle jazz
scene when he
relocated from
New York in
the ‘90s, and he
remains a constant presence
in Seattle’s cultural life, particularly through
The
Royal
Room where
he’s created an
essential musical workshop
WAYNE HORVITZ
and
performance venue.
Be- sides the
many genre-bending groups he has led throughout the years, he is
perhaps most famous for being the keyboardist of the John Zorn’s
Naked City. He has also produced records for the World Saxophone Quartet, Bill Frisell, Eddie Palmieri, and many others.
Wayne Horvitz - piano/keys; Skerik - saxophone; Evan Flory-Barnes bass; Dave Abramson - drums
A transplant from New York City, Portland’s George Colligan is a pianist, organist, drummer, trumpeter, teacher,and
bandleader, who is one of the most original and compelling jazz
artists of his generation. An award-winning composer and player, Colligan has toured & recorded with Lenny White, Cassandra
Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Lonnie Plaxico. He
is currently a member of legendary drummer Jack DeJohnette’s
New Quintet. He has released 25 recordings full of his intelligent
writing and impressive technique including “Endless Mysteries,”
on Origin Records and featuring DeJohnette and bassist Larry
Grenedier. His performances include dazzling technique as well
as mature restraint.
Rob Davis - saxes; George Colligan - keyboards; Jeff Johnson - bass;
John Bishop - drums
MARINA ALBERO
Recently back from her third tour of Russia, two-time winner of
Earshot Golden Ear Awards “Northwest Vocalist of the Year,”
Gail’s rich, warm vocals and understated phrasing have been
described as “deliciously soulful” by Cadence Magazine. Gail’s
two releases, “May I Come In?,” (OA2), and “Here in the Moment,” (OA2) were widely and warmly embraced by radio and
jazz fans around the world, with “Here...” ending up being the
most played, new female vocal CD on American jazz radio in
2010. As artist-in-residence at the Amersfoort Jazz Festival in
the Netherlands in 2006, she was featured artist with the New
Manhattan Big Band on the mainstage. Included on that tour was
a stop in Kobe, Japan to perform as the winner of the SeattleKobe Female Jazz Vocalist Competition.
Gail Pettis - vocals; Tony Foster - piano; Clipper Anderson - bass;
Brad Boal - drums
STEVE GRIGG’S PANAMA
HOTEL QUINTET
Bad Albert’s / 8:00 / 21+
Sponsored by: CHRISTINE OLSEN REIS/WINDERMERE &
SEATTLE JAZZ SCENE
Steve Griggs is a Seattle saxophonist and composer who moved here
from New York in 1993. His current work focuses on site-specific
performances that combine history and improvisation. This approach
has garnered grant funding from regional and national organizations
plus two awards from ASCAP/Chamber Music America for
Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music. His latest
recording was Panama Hotel Jazz: Music Made from Memories and
will release A Cup of Joe Brazil on his Hip City Music label later this
year.
Steve Griggs - saxophone; Jay Thomas - trumpet; Susan Pascal - vibes;
Phil Sparks - bass; Milo Peterson - drums
TODD BISHOP GROUP
JULIAN MacDONOUGH TRIO
Portland State Univ. Jazz (6:00PM)
GAIL PETTIS QUARTET
Egan’s Jam House / 6:30 / All Ages
Sponsor by: THE BALLARD LANDMARK &
ORIGIN WEB DESIGN
Portland drummer Todd Bishop has led jazz, avant-garde and
indie rock groups and produced six CDs of original music for
Origin Records. With his multi-layered, organic style, he is a
Ballard Landmark / 7:00 / All Ages
Sponsored by: Seattle Divorce Services
compelling musician, and has thrilled audiences with visceral
performances owing as much to the influence of Keith Moon
or Olatunji as to the jazz masters. His most recent recording is
“Travelogue,” inspired by his band’s annual tours of Europe over
the last 6 years.
Richard Cole - saxophones; Jasnam Daya Singh - piano, Chris
Higgins - bass, Todd Bishop - drums.
Julian MacDonough is a drummer, educator, and artistic
director of the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center in Bellingham,
where he presents concerts and workshops year-round. He has
been fortunate to work with some of the greats in jazz, including
Harold Mabern, Peter Bernstein, Grant Stewart, Larry Willis,
Geoff Keezer, Seamus Blake, and Joey DeFrancesco, among
many others. He spent many years recording and touring with
the Mike Allen Quartet out of Vancouver, BC and also performed
with the genre-bending funk band Megatron, and alt-country
singer songwriter Kasey Anderson from Portland. He’s been
active as a freelance jazz drummer up and down the west coast,
and appears on over 40 recordings including First Romance with
New York pianist Aaron Parks.
Santosh Sharma - tenor saxophone; Adam Thomas - bass; Julian
MacDonough - bass
TABLE & CHAIRS LABEL SHOWCASE
Vader Tots with Darren Palmer
MESS Collective / Marcin
Paczkowski & Ivan Arteaga /
Bad Luck / Hoop
Salmon Bay Eagles Upstairs/ 8:00 / All Ages
Sponsored by: TABLE & CHAIRS
Table & Chairs is a record label that was started in 2011 by a
collection of active musicians in Seattle’s improvised music scene.
Showcased at the festival over the last two years, many members of
the T&C family have performed as part of the festival over the last
10 years including: Neil Welch, Luke Bergman, Chemical Clock,
Chris Icasiano, Burn List, and Andy Clausen to name a few. T&C
has released eighteen critically acclaimed recordings. In addition
to championing the burgeoning local new music scene, T&C also
hosts a weekly free-improvisation jam session that has been running successfully for several years at Cafe Racer in Seattle.
- Vader Tots w/ Darren Palmer - VADER TOTS is a duo com-
prised of a bass and drums. Tasty, crispy, deep-fried Rhythms with
a structured, fun, jam-like chaos and incessant unrelenting groove.
Featuring Max Benoit on bass and Dio Jean-Baptiste on drums. They
will be joined by visual artist Darren Palmer
- MESS Collective - MESS
is a collaborative performance ensemble that was founded by Amelia
May Coulter, Mariah Davis, and
Haley Freedlund in 2015. Their
work is inspired by queer theory,
liberation politics, social situations,
personal storytelling, gender &
sexuality, and finding new ways of
KAREEM KANDI
relating to themselves and others.
As a group, they co-create scores
as rough templates for interactive,
improvisational, and durational work.
- Marcin Pazkowski with Ivan Arteaga - Marcin Paczkowski
and Ivan Arteaga collaborate with Mariah Davis from Mess Collective
to present a new piece for accelerometers, conducted sound, dance and
saxophone. Feats of magic are sure to abound throughout this exploratory work.
- Bad Luck - Bad Luck is a 10-year collaboration between Seattle-based musicians Chris Icasiano on drums and Neil Welch on
saxophone/electronics. With four albums under their belt, Bad Luck
has created an incredibly diverse array of music — no small feat in
the heavily trodden world of drum/saxophone duos. Their melodies,
improvisations and compositions are constructed from the ground up,
creating a band sound much larger than the sum of its parts.
- Hoop - Soft-grunge. Seattle. Featuring Caitlin Roberts, Pamela
Santiago, Leena Joshi, Ingrid Chiles.
45th STREET BRASS
JACOB ZIMMERMAN
Salmon Bay Eagles Downstairs / 8:00 / 21+
Sponsored by: EARSHOT JAZZ
Peter Daniel - bari sax; Dan Wager - tenor sax; Steve
O’Brien - trumpet; David Marriott - trombone; Ehssan
Karimi - drums; Nelson Bell - sousaphone; Ari Joshua - guitar
Earshot’s “2013 Emerging Artist of Year,” Jacob studied music at
Garfield High School, the New England Conservatory of Music,
and Mills College, with Roscoe Mitchell,
Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Morris and Anthony
Coleman. The Jacob Zimmerman Quintet
can be seen performing classic bebop
music from the 40s and 50s at their
monthly series at Egan’s Ballard Jam
House and other venues around town. He
also tours frequently with traditional jazz
groups all over the world. His playing
channels the spontaneous melodic
spirit of his heroes: Bix Beiderbecke,
Lester Young and Lee Konitz above all.
Jacob Zimmerman - saxophone; Cole
Schuster - electric guitar; Nate Parker acoustic bass; Evan Woodle - drums
KAREEM KANDI ORGAN TRIO
DELVON
LAMARR TRIO
Lock & Keel / 8:00 / 21+
Sponsored by: Aaron Mesaros - AllState Financial
A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem Kandi is
a performer, composer, and educator who is in high demand for
his talents both on and off the stage. He spends most of his time
leading, composing and arranging for his hard-swinging group,
The Kareem Kandi Band which performs constantly around the
Northwest. He can also be seen and heard performing as a sideman with many other top notch musical acts and projects, most
notably The Paperboys from Vancouver BC.
Kareem Kandi - saxophone; Delvon Lamarr - organ; Max
Holmberg - drums
Organist Delvon Lamarr, is, along with Joe Doria, perhaps the
leading practitioner of jazz organ in Seattle. Cutting his teeth
with the esteemed saxophonist Kareem Kandi and various other
tight-knit ensembles around town, Lamarr has now enlisted
guitarist Jimmy James and drummer David McGraw to bring
his own sonic fantasias to life. Any true jazz fan will not leave a
Lamarr performance unmoved.
Delvon Lamarr - organ; David McGraw - drums; Jimmy
James - guitar
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Over the course of his eminent career, Michael has written, produced and played on albums that have sold millions of copies. As the original drummer for Santana,
Michael – at nineteen – was the youngest performer
at Woodstock. Michael’s recording credits include
the masters of popular and avant-garde music – Mick
Jagger and the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Pete
Townsend, Steve Winwood, Andy Summers, film composer Mark Isham, and such musical luminaries as
John McLaughlin, Stomu Yamash’ta, Klaus Schulze,
Freddie Hubbard, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Horvitz, Bill
Frisell, Zakir Hussain, Airto Moriera and Amon Tobin. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame in 1998 and in 2005, Michael received the Guitar
Center’s first annual “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Michael Shrieve - drums; Danny Godinez - guitar;
Joe Doria - Hammond B3 organ; Farko Dosumov bass; Ray Larsen - trumpet
Just in time for the Ballard Jazz Festival, Corey’s new
CD, Factory Girl, hitting stores in June, will be available at the Festival. Corey has performed at many notable festivals and venues including John Pisano’s Guitar Night in Los Angeles, the Smithsonian Institution in
Washington, D.C., the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia,
Italy, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the Clearwater Jazz Festival, the Daytona Beach Jazz Festival, the
Classic American Guitar Show, and the St. Louis Jazz
Festival. He has also performed and/or recorded with
many outstanding jazz artists including Jimmy Bruno,
John Pisano, James Moody, Joe Negri, Willie Akins,
Chuck Redd, Sid Jacobs, Jack Wilkins, Christian McBride, George Duke, Terri Lyne Carrington, Danny
Gottlieb, and many, many others.
Corey Christiansen - guitar; Ryan Burns - keyboards;
Jeremy Allen - bass; Matt Jorgensen - drums
Sponsored by BES Events and Kennelly Keys Music
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Known for his innovative spirit and broad musical scope, THOMAS MARRIOTT performs on the
stages of the world’s greatest jazz clubs and concert halls, as a leader and alongside the top names in
jazz. The Seattle native is featured on more than 100 recordings with musicians of all genres. Since
2004, Thomas has produced nine albums as a leader for Origin Records. Three of his albums have
made the top-ten on national jazz radio airplay charts, including the 2009 release “East-West Trumpet Summit,” which made it all the way to number one. His albums have been featured on NPR’s
“Morning Edition” and have gained critical acclaim world-wide. Tim Kennedy - keyboards; Tarik
Abouzied - drum; Andy Coe - guitar; Ian Sheridan - bass; Thomas Marriott - trumpet
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Saxophonist LEVI GILLIS is a graduate of the UW Jazz Studies program. Since moving to Seattle
in 2009, Levi has performed with Ted Poor, Ralph Alessi, Tim Berne and Wayne Horvitz. Levi
leads the groups Sequoia Ensemble and Bed & Breakfast, and has performed in a variety of settings, from jazz to electro-pop to avant-garde to soul at Sasquatch Music Festival, the IMP Festival,
the Earshot Jazz Festival & MusicFest NW. Levi is also a regular participant and past curator of
the Racer Sessions.
Levi Gillis - tenor saxophone; Ronan Delisle - electric guitar; Cameron Sharif - keyboard;
Evan Woodle - drums
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Saturday, May 14, 7:30pm - Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St
presented by
General Admission: $35 / Reserved: $55 / Students: $18 / ALL AGES
MAINSTAGE CONCERT
MIKE
STERN
GEORGE COLLIGAN TRIO
HAL GALPER TRIO
Mike Stern (guitar), George Colligan (piano), Jeremy Allen (bass),
Matt Jorgensen (drums)
Hal Galper (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass), John Bishop (drums)
with the
One of the most esteemed electric guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern has distinguished himself over a four-decade career that has encompassed musical partnerships
with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Billy Cobham, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker
Brothers and Joe Henderson, as well as 16 recordings as a leader (six of which were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards). An electrifying soloist whose blistering chops combine
rock-fusion firepower with sophisticated jazz harmonies and his inherently bluesy string
bending prowess, Stern has the ability to instantly elevate the proceedings on any gig or
session he plays by channeling the spirits of his own personal guitar heroes Jimi Hendrix,
Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall and Albert King.
Born in Boston on January 10, 1953, Stern grew up in Washington, DC, then returned
to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music. He got his first big break with Blood,
Sweat & Tears in 1976 at age 23. After touring and recording for two years with the
popular rock band he was recruited by drummer Billy Cobham for a stint in his powerhouse fusion band Glass Menagerie from 1979 to early 1981. Stern was subsequently recruited by Miles Davis and was part of the jazz legend’s celebrated comeback band (with
bassist Marcus Miller, drummer Al Foster, percussionist Mino Cinelu and saxophonist
Bill Evans), making his public debut with Miles on June 27, 1981 at the KIX nightclub
in Boston, a performance documented on the 1982 live album We Want Miles. During
his three-year period with Miles, Stern appeared on two other recordings with the jazz
maestro – 1981’s Man with the Horn and 1983’s Star People. He later toured with Jaco
Pastorius’ Word of Mouth Band from 1983 through 1985 then returned to Miles’ lineup
for a second tour of duty that lasted close to a year.
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“...the high level of integration and communication the trio displays is rare and
quite thrilling to experience.”
- DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
In his fifth decade as a major jazz artist, Hal Galper continues the innovation that has made
him one of today’s most surprising and satisfying pianists. Galper’s 21st century series of trio
albums for Origin Records incorporates his development of ‘Rubato’ playing as a means of
melding melodic lyricism with the rhythmic excitement and “sound of surprise” of the bebop
tradition, deepening the jazz experience for musicians and listeners alike.
“He has also found two like-minded musical brothers in bassist Jeff Johnson and drummer
John Bishop, versatile and sophisticated players who can keep up with his ‘Rubato’ concept,
one of playing loose and free with tempo and harmony - even structure - twisting the familiar
forms like a rubber band, then pulling them back and letting them fly free.” - All About Jazz.
Beginning his international performing career in a three-year stint with trumpeter Chet
Baker, he went on to be an integral member of the bands of Cannonball Adderley and Phil
Woods. He also worked with Sam Rivers, Joe Henderson, Lee Konitz and Roy Eldridge,
among dozens of other major jazz figures. Galper formed one of his most critically acclaimed
groups as a leader in the early ’70s. With trumpeter Randy Brecker, his saxophonist brother
Michael, bassist Wayne Dockery and drummer Billy Hart, the new Hal Galper Quintet debuted at Sweet Basil in New York’s Greenwich Village, eventually recording four albums
including Reach Out, Speak With a Single Voice, Children Of The Night and Redux 78.
Galper’s discography includes 99 albums, with 32 of them under his name. He is a leader
not only as a performer but also as an educator, with emphasis on theory, performance and the
worldly side of music as a profession. He was a founding member of New York’s New School
Of Jazz And Contemporary Music and recently retired from his 14 year tenure at Purchase
Conservatory. His best selling theory of Forward Motion, was the first interactive E-book in
which its more than 300 musical examples could be played in a computer browser.
Saturday, May 14, 11:00am - 1:30pm
Nordic Heritage Museum , 3014 NW 67th St
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JAY THOMAS QUARTET
Celebrate another great festival by having a truely Ballard experience! The Nordic Heritage Museum, and The Ballard Landmark present The Swedish Pancake
Jazz Brunch featuring a jazz performance by the JAY THOMAS QUARTET.
Jay Thomas - trumpet/saxophone; John
Hansen - piano; Paul Gabrielson - bass;
Adam Kessler - drums
Seattle jazz icon Jay Thomas is a versatile multi-instrumentalist (trumpet, flugelhorn, alto, tenor, soprano and flutes) whose
music leans to earthy and lyrical; the blues
and swing always in evidence. With the
Cantaloupes, Jay goes back to the sixties
and the neo-boogaloo / hard bop feel of
Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock, Cannonball
Adderly, & Ramsay Lewis. The band connects with people on a visceral level and encourages people to MOVE.
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PHOTO EXHIBIT:
TOM MARCELLO, JAZZ IN NEW YORK / 1976-77
A pre-concert reception will be held on May 9th at the Nordic Heritage Museum during the Ballard Festival. On display will be a collection of
photographs from jazz manager, photographer and lifetime jazz-lover, Tom Marcello.
Growing up in Rochester, NY in the ‘60s and ‘70s, Marcello was greatly affected by the swirling jazz scene
around him. Being home to the Eastman School of Music, Rochester attracted great young musicians of the
day with many making frequent trips back and forth to New York City to take advantage of the work opportunities. For a short period in 1976-1977, Marcello took his camera wherever he went on his journeys to
check out jazz around New York. From established icons - such as Dizzy Gillespie in his Buffalo hotel room
- to the up-and-comers performing at late-night loft sessions, he shot under-the-radar events during a period
that many had written off as being lost time for jazz. These vivid scenes tell an altogether different story.
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REVIEWS
TOM COLLIER
was like for a young Tom Collier, it must’ve been one hell of a wild and colorfulride. At least that’s
what this music tells us.
Tom Collier - vibraphone, marimba; Bill Frisell - electric guitar; Larry Coryell - guitars
Dan Dean - electric bass & electric guitar; John Bishop - drums; Ted Poor - drums
ACROSS
THE BRIDGE
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RAY VEGA & THOMAS MARRIOTT
by Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
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Ruminations on the past, musical or otherwise, are
often weighed down by the sediment of sentiment. But
it certainly doesn’t have to be that way. Looking back
can provide an outlet for the imagination to take control,
and vibraphonist Tom Collier seems well aware of that.
On Across The Bridge, Collier revisits his youth, delivering nine original numbers that touch on a
childhood spent on the opposite side of the West Seattle Bridge from where he currently resides.
It’s a personalized program that succeeds by avoiding mawkish tendencies and the quicksand of
nostalgia. Instead of taking a tenderhearted path to the past, Collier reflects by rocking out with a
strong crew of musicians who seem more than willing to have a good time in his world for a while.
The stories on Across The Bridge are brought to life by three different bands, with Collier and bassist Dan Dean serving as the constants between the groups. Four tracks bring guitarist Larry Coryell
and drummer John Bishop into the picture, three numbers feature guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Ted Poor, and two pieces are delivered by the trio of Collier, Poor, and Dean, with the bassist
also covering guitar duties to essentially create another quartet. It’s to Collier’s credit that, despite
the personnel change-ups across the album, there’s tremendous consistency here. “The Junction,”
a chromatically-laced composition with controlled aggression, kicks things off and sets things on
a course that essentially remains steady for the entire album. Collier, Coryell, Dean, and Bishop
dive headfirst into this heady rock-based music, bringing lots of energy and attitude to the surface.
Following that brief opener, the band-shifting begins. The Frisell group comes into the picture to
deliver “Beach Drive,” a somewhat slinky surf-side song that’s far more lighthearted than what
came before it; the Coryell clan comes back with “Gold ‘N’ Blues,” the only swing based number
on the record; the Dean-on-double-duty outfit joins the party with the slick funk of “The Admiral’s
Point Of View”; and the Frisell band returns for a riff-fired rocker dubbed “47th ‘N’ Hudson.” In
each and every one of those pieces, Collier remains at the center of the action while also creating an
atmosphere that encourages interplay and invites his fellow musicians to take chances and step into
the spotlight. The lone ballad on the album - “Genesee” - is the one place where dewy-eyed visions
of Collier’s past come to color the music. But there’s nothing sappy about it, as it plays more like
a daydream than a trip down memory lane. After that, the Collier that we’ve come to know from
earlier in the album comes roaring back. “Harmonious Effusion On Olga Street,” beginning with
Collier’s hypnotic sixteenth note riffs on marimba layered beneath Dean’s simple and effective
guitar, gets the adrenaline going again. Then Collier downshifts for “Fauntleroy Mist,” a semihaunting number perfectly suited to Frisell’s sound, and the title track, a rollicking fusion-funk
farewell in keeping with the overall vibe of the record. While we’ll never know exactly what life
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RETURN OF THE EAST-WEST TRUMPET SUMMIT
by Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz
Seattle-based trumpeter Thomas Marriott plays well with electricity. Specifically, with the
Hammond B3 organ. The most memorable of his now nine CDs on Origin Records feature either
the Hammond B3 or some serious Moog synthesier/Fender Rhodes work: Crazy: The Music of
Willie Nelson (2007), with Ryan Burns on electric keys; Human Spirit (2009), featuring Gary
Versace on B3; and now Return of the East-West Summit, with the versatile George Colligan sitting in on the Hammond B3, and Marriott’s mentor,
trumpeter Ray Vega sharing leader duties.
2010 was the year of the first paring of Vega and
Marriott on Origin Records, with East/West Trumpet
Summit, that, like it’s follow-up, tipped a hat to a couple of the legendary rip-it-up trumpet pairings: Fats
Navarro and Howard McGhee, and Freddie Hubbard
and Woody Shaw. Return of the East-West trumpet
Summit, like its predecessor, leans heavily on the
Great American Songbook and jazz standards, with
tunes from trombonist Curtis Fuller, hot bop trumpet
man Lee Morgan, along with pianist Erroll Garner’s
most famous tune, “Misty,” a very original take on
Charlie Parker’s “Quasimodo” and a quirky reading of the much-covered “What Is This thing Called
Love.”
Back to the George Colligan’s Hammond B3. In small jazz combos, the more common piano
is punctuation for the stories the trumpeter tells. Ringing percussion cutting chunks of sounds into
sections. With the organ, it’s all run-on sentences and run-on paragraphs, even cool-breeze drones
for the rest of the band ride on, leaving the percussion/punctuation to ever-deft drummer Matt
Jorgensen here.
The trumpet guys: Vega and Marriott are stellar, blowing with the fire and finesse, bringing in
the mutes (harmon and cup) from time-to-time to give a mix to the sound. And “Misty” and “Quasimodo.” Classic takes on classic tunes.
Ray Vega - trumpet & flugelhorn; Thomas Marriott - trumpet; George Colligan - B-3 Organ;
Matt Jorgensen - drums
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