Monday, March 14, 2011

Danny Hull Newsletter: Musically This Week Vol XIII, No 26

Tuesday, 3/15 at Bobby McGee’s         7:00 – 10:00

Laurie O’Bordonaro, vocals     Michael T. Jones, piano     Sabu O’Adeyola, bass     Daniel Patrick O’Hull, drum set
The goal of a mature soloist is to tell his story melodically, to render her improvisation lyrically, to sing through the instrument.  And we do have a lyrical soloist this week in Michael T. Jones.  But we also have a singer.  But not just any singer…  We have a musician who sings.  True to herself and to her art, Laurie is joyful, generous, and loyal.  And with a hard bop sense of swing, she reveals herself in every heartfelt lyric.  Please join us to celebrate your inner Irish this Tuesday at Bobby McGee’s.  Find us in the Maple Ridge Plaza, Maple & Sweet Home Roads.  Jyl, Jennifer, steady Billy & quiet Mike – good music, good food, good people, chilled spirits, and a great hang.
next Tuesday, 3/22 at Bobby McGee’s     7:00 – 10:00
The Kipler Brothers
Mickey Kipler, tenor saxophone     Jimmy Kipler, guitar     Paul Zap, bass     your host, drum set

upcoming at Bobby McGee’s…
Tuesday, 3/29     Randy Stirtzinger
Tuesday, 4/12     John & Lisa Hasselback
Tuesday, 4/19     Bruce Johnstone
Tuesday, 4/26     Joel Siegel
Tuesday, 5/3       Dave Schiavone
Tuesday, 5/10     Vince Ercolomento
Tuesday, 5/17      Gary Keller
Tuesday, 5/24      Tom Bronzetti
Tuesday, 7/5        Tony Scozzaro
Tuesday, 7/12      Ron Corsaro & the Upstate Express
Tuesday, 7/19      Michael Royal
Tuesday, 8/9        Don Menza
Tuesday, 8/23     Jody Sandhaus
Do not miss…
Sunday, 1/30/2011 at The Albright-Knox Art Gallery Auditorium     3:00 p.m.

The Robert Glasper Trio
Robert Glasper, piano     Derrock Hodge, bass     Mark Colenberg, drums

The highly-acclaimed Robert Glasper Trio will make their first area appearance as part of the 2010–2011 Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Sunday, March 20, at 3 pm in the Gallery’s Auditorium.  The concert will be preceeded at  2 pm with a pre-concert conversation “The Future Is Now: Where Is Jazz Headed?” with series producer Bruce Eaton.
With a sound all his own, Blue Note recording artist and Grammy nominee Robert Glasper is truly a jazz pianist for the twenty-first century, successfully blending the free-flow of a classic trio with time-bending hip-hop rhythms.  While drawing frequent comparisons to Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, and a ”21st century incarnation of Thelonious Monk” (Financial Times UK) for his work as a leader and as a sideman with Terence Blanchard and Christian McBride, Glasper has collaborated extensively with hip-hop and neo-soul icons like The Roots, J Dilla, Maxwell, Q-Tip, and Kanye West.  The result is music that is “direct, forceful, inventive, and accessible without pandering” (New York).  Hailing a recent performance Britain’s Jazzwise magazine recounted, “Glasper’s unfurling way with melody and improvisational prowess set a mesmerising atmosphere…the band responding to a rapt audience with incredible levels of interactivity and dynamic drama.”
Tickets are $25 for Albright-Knox Art Gallery Members and $29 for non-members, and can be purchased at the Gallery’s Admissions Desk or online at  The remaining performance this season is the Pete Malinverni Trio with Lee Hudson and Elliot Zigmund on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at 8:00.
My Irish inheritance…
Ninety percent I’ll spend on good times, women and Irish Whiskey.  The other ten percent I’ll probably waste.
- George Bernard Shaw
and May the Road Rise up to Meet You.

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