John Gilbert

John Gilbert

Carl Saunders ..Trumpet / Drums
Steve Huffsteter..Trumpet / Flugelhorn
John Giannelli..Bass
Frank Collett..Piano

It was a night of blistering counterpoint and 8-4 and 2 bar exchanges with two of the elite trumpeters in jazz. The notes flew like lightning flashes across the Kansas sky .

On "Straight No Chaser" Saunders and Huffsteter set Monk's theme with a blazing unison display. On the 4 bar trades, Frank Collett's Piano and the trumpets parried with each other in playfu

Carl Saunders..Trumpet / Drums, Ron Stout..Trumpet / Flugelhorn, Barry Zweig..Guitar, Chris Conner..Bass

There were more chops on the bandstand at Michael D's Santa Rosa Jazz Club last night than at Schwartz's Meat market in Pomona. Carl Saunders is the best Trumpet player in jazz today and Ron Stout ranks right up there with him.

Put these two together and you have a spellbinding duo that is simply beyond description.. Notes flew around this Camarillo Jazz spot like a snowstorm in Moscow.

Nancy Kelly has traveled the world over, from Istanbul to Switzerland as well as the Far East, with stints at Birdland and the Blue Note in New York City. She has graced the stages of the major jazz spots on both coasts. But when the first eight bars of "I Love Being Here With You" were sung, a packed house at Spazio in Sherman Oaks, Ca. collectively fell under her spell.

Whether caressing a ballad with intimacy and sensuality or shifting into dead red with a blazing rendition of "It's Alrigh


Lenore Raphael Trio

Published in Concert Reviews
Lenore Raphael, Chris Colangelo, Tim Pleasant

Michael D's Santa Rosa Jazz Club, Camarillo, Ca. September 27-28.. Lenore Raphael..Piano, Chris Colangelo..Bass, Tim Pleasant..Drums.

September the 27th. was the anniversary of Bud Powell's birth, and Lenore Raphael's interpretation of the legendary Pianist's music was done with love and affection and swung nicely, despite occasional forays into Monk-isms. Raphael has a very strong style that can become reflective in an instant. Alluding to Mo

Nancy Kelly-Vocals
Chris Colangelo-Bass
Tim Pleasant-Drums
Dino Losito-Keyboard
"Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory." - Sir Thomas Beecham
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