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5.17.19- Eric Wyatt with the Mike Boone Trio Performance Success!

This past Friday, May 17th, Eric Wyatt with the Mike Boone Trio performed two sets at Chris’ Jazz Cafe! The night also featured Tim Brey, Mike Boone and twelve-year-old drummer Mekhi Boone! The musicians joined together to perform a beautiful jazz composition. Check it out on YouTube and stay tuned for the groups next performance!

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5.17.19: Eric Wyatt will be performing with the Mike Boone Trio!

This upcoming Friday, May 17th, tenor saxophonist, Eric Wyatt, will be performing at Chris’s Jazz Cafe! There will be two sets; one at 8pm and the other at 10pm and there is a $20 admission for each set. The night will feature Tim Brey and Mike and Mekhi Boone.

Eric Wyatt was born in New York. His interest in the saxophone first began with his father and he continued, learning new skills and sharing his talent ever since.

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Greg Abate with the Tim Ray Trio album release show at Chan’s June 1!

 

On his four recordings with the Tim Ray Trio, all on Whaling City SoundGreg Abate finds himself on an endless quest for the true essence of jazz. Throughout this exploration, Abate, a massive talent, acquits himself as energetic, creative, and exhilarating

Which is why it’s such a treat to listen to his latest work with the Tim Ray Trio, Gratitude: Stage Door Live @ The Z. On stage, Abate is a force, a paragon of power and passion. Offstage, Abate is experienced, and a student of jazz. Live, he wrests control of the form, a force majeure, and proves that few in the jazz vernacular today can keep pace with him.

The album itself is a joy. With no formal rehearsals, and subsequently, no overdubs, mulligans, and re-do’s, the band captures its performance in truth, in full, and in the moment. With the seasoned support of Ray (piano), John Lockwood (bass) and Mark Walker (drums), Abate and his various horns (alto, tenor and baritone saxes, as well as flute) cruise through a slate of mainly originals, along with Joe Henderson’s “Inner Urge” and Roland Kirk’s “Serenade to a Cuckoo,” done here on tenor sax rather than the customary flute. “Dracula” spotlights Abate, Ray, and Walker, in that order, in a concise span of five minutes. In all, the performances are loose and fun without being casual. These guys are, after all, some of the best on the scene.

The intimacy of the venue also helped propel the session. The Zeiterion Theater is a stellar place and allows the band to stretch out. Ray’s version of Waller’s “Jitterbug Waltz” is a ten-minute blast, with rollicking passages interspersed with Lockwood and Walker each stepping into the spotlight.

Capturing the live energy is a difficult task, especially in jazz, where the frequencies are so varied. But the session, recorded and mixed by John Mailloux, is superb.

Abate is one of the hardest working men in jazz. Every year, when it seems like it might be time to slow it down, Abate revs it up, booking more shows, more clinics, and teaching more classes. He jet sets it when necessary, making repeated trips overseas to find his audiences. For now, he’s left us with the incendiary Gratitude: Stage Door Live @ The Z a postcard from the road, sent with the heat, beauty, and passion of genuine bebop.

 

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4.25.19 NBC 10: Judith Stillman Previews Upcoming Concert

Earlier this afternoon, Judith Stillman was featured on the NBC 10 Facebook Live. During her time on the show, she so beautifully shared a piece of her composition. Her show entitled April in Paris with Poulenc, features five RI Philharmonic Orchestra members. These include, flutist Rachel Braude, oboist Denise Plaza-Martin, clarinetist Ian Greitzer, French hornist Kevin Owen, and bassoonist Ronald Haroutunian. The piece is a collaboration among various art institutions. April in Paris is not only a concert but a play as well, in conjunction with visual features for the audience- transforming the performance from a show into an experience. All these aspects aid in portraying the story of the great French composer and pianist, Francis Poulenc.

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The upcoming concert will be held Saturday, April 27th, 2019, at the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School located at 667 Waterman Ave, East Providence, RI.

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