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4.28: A Tribute to Phil Woods with Greg Abate and Richie Cole at Scullers Jazz Club

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Greg Abate & Richie Cole

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Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel

400 Soldiers Field Road

Boston, MA 02134

Tel: 617-562-4111

Tickets: $25/show – $65/Show&Dinner

A Tribute to Phil Woods

with Greg Abate and Richie Cole at Scullers Jazz Club

Thursday April 28, a TRIBUTE TO PHIL WOODS with Greg Abate and Richie Cole for the recent cd Kindred Spirits Live at Chan’s. There will be two options for tickets, either dinner and show or just the show. The show starts at 8:00p at Scullers Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Rd at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

The two saxophonists come together on this very special evening to honor alto saxophone legend Phil Woods. Composer, mentor, bandleader Phil Woods won 4 GRAMMY AWARDS. In 2007 he was named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and received a Living Jazz Legend Award from the Kennedy Center.

Grammy-nominated saxophonist Greg Abate has over 17 recordings as a leader and is one of the busiest saxophonists in New England, performing at jazz clubs and festivals in the U.S. and internationally. Allaboutjazz.com reviewer Dan McClenaghan had this to say about Kindred Spirits: 

“The legendary alto saxophonist Phil Woods’ (1931-2015) health was failing at the time Kindred Spirits: Live at Chan’s was recorded, but you never know it by listening to the crisp delivery, the vitality of a hot bebop band playing in the mode of the iconic altoist Charlie Parker.”

Saxophonist Richie Cole is the perfect choice to share the stage with Abate for this engagement at Scullers. Cole’s jazz roots run deep in bebop and he has a real fire to his playing. Cole received a DownBeat scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, but left after 2 years to play with The Buddy Rich Big Band and has performed with vocalist Eddie Jefferson, Freddie Hubbard, Lionel Hampton and many others, in addition to recording and performing under his own name and with his group, “Alto Madness.”

Cole was also featured on Abate’s 2008 recording, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

I sleep a lot better knowing there are alto players like Greg! It was a joy to make music with him and he writes good songs that are challenging.” Phil Woods

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11/1 Spain’s Andrea Motis & Joan Chamorro perform Boston Symphony Hall


Andrea Motis & Joan Chamorro
opening for Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

Sunday, Nov 1, 2015 7:30pm

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301 Mass Ave

Boston, MA


Reserve seating $79, $68, $58, $42 (includes Symphony Hall $2 restoration fee)



The North American Debut From Spanish Teenage Prodigy Andrea Motis

And Bassist, Saxophonist Joan Chamorro

Opening for the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club™

Sunday November 1st 7:30PM

Symphony Hall, Boston

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Motis has the kind of pearly, barely exhaled voice, paced with canny improv swerves and casual timing, from which jazz celebs are made – THE GUARDIAN

Andrea Motis and Joan Chamorro make their US live performance debut in support of Feeling Good (Whaling City Sound) opening for the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club™ at Boston’s Symphony Hall.

Featuring 16 tracks of dreamy, classic vocal jazz Feeling Good has already wowed European fans and critics alike. John Fordham of the UK’s Guardian wrote “[Motis] plays poised, straight-swing trumpet, and sounds childlike without capitalizing on cuteness.”

From the title track, kicking off the album, through a reading of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” “Bésame Mucho,” and Shearing’s “Lullaby Of Birdland,” Motis’ extraordinary musicianship is obvious. Produced by Chamorro, the album’s sound is direct yet sublime, highlighting the almost-narcotic effect of Motis’ vocals and the musical upholstery Chamorro wraps around her. The result is a heartfelt introduction to a fast-rising new talent.

The seventeen-year-old Motis and Chamorro met when Motis was just 11 and performing with the famed Barcelona Saint Andreu Youth Jazz Band. As her musical instructor Chamorro immediately recognized her as something special and quickly signed on to accompany her on recordings. Whether on double bass or saxophone, he is talented, tasteful and respectful of his protégé’s considerable gifts. Their sound is front and center of Spain’s jazz scene, and their performances are fast-becoming well known throughout Europe.

They’ve accomplished a lot, too. In less than five years, they’ve made four albums together, five albums with the Sant Andreu Jazz Band, and seven more with other collaborators and they’ve garnered awards for their creative industriousness. In 2011 they received an ARC award for Best New Artist, and an Artist of the Year honor from Enderrock Jazz Awards.

a1185441106_2Track Listing:

  1.    Feeling Good
  2.    Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
  3.    How Insensitive
  4.    Lover Come Back To Me
  5.    Moon River
  6.    Love Me Or Leave Me
  7.    Lover Man
  8.    Solitude
  9.    Hallelujah
  10. Easy Living
  11. My Funny Valentine
  12. Besame Mucho
  13. Sophisticated Lady
  14. Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
  15. Lover Man
  16. Lullaby of Birdland

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