Hello friends. A Buffalo legend comes home.
Larry Covelli, tenor saxophone Michael T. Jones, piano Danny Ziemann, bass your host, drum set
In Larry Covelli, we are again honored to present Buffalo living history. And a little bit of Rochester too... On May 9, 1970, Chuck Mangione conducted and recorded his now classic Friends & Love concert at the Eastman Theatre. Along with the Rochester Philharmonic, featured soloists were Gerry Niewood, Don Potter, Bat McGrath, Marvin Stamm, Steve Gadd, Tony Levin, Bill Reichenbach, Al Porcino, Chris Vadala - and Larry Covelli. One of the most wrenching ballads I have ever heard is from that concert - vocal by Don Potter, and a yearning, soulful tenor solo from Larry Covelli. You'll have to copy & paste, because I don't know how to make these Youtube links active, but this short excerpt from that concert confirms my premise. Larry is living history...
Legend confirmed. Please join us. The Iris Restaurant is in the plaza at the intersection of Maple & Sweet Home Roads in Amherst. 831-3271 Good music, good food, good people, chilled spirits, legendary musicians, and a great hang.
Cindy Miller, vocals Lisa Hasselback, piano Wayne Moose, bass yours truly, drum set
Well, we needed the rain. And having no say-so in the matter, we'll regroup and play the rain date. Hope to see you next Sunday too...
From last week's invitation:
What better way to close out the Summer Sunday Series at the Art Gallery than to fill the air with the original instrument of music? And when it comes to Cindy Miller, said instrument is a voice to behold indeed. I sometimes wonder if there is no upper limit to her range. If you've heard Cindy at Bobby McGee's or at the Iris, both as a featured guest and co-featured with guitarist Gene Bertoncini, you need no update. But next Sunday, accompanied by Lisa Hasselback & Wayne Moose, all of Buffalo will hear the swing and the improvisational invention that Cindy shares at each and every performance. Thanks to Stan Lipsey of the Buffalo News for his generosity and his commitment to the longest running free concert series in the country. Thanks to Don Metz for his organizational prowess, his easy manner, and his honest nature. And thanks to the Albright-Knox for so beautiful a venue.
next Tuesday, 8/14 at the Iris Restaurant 7:30 - 10:30
Don Menza, tenor saxophone Matt Michaud, guitar Dave Siegfried, bass your host, drum set
upcoming at the Iris Restaurant...
Tuesday, 8/21 Kenny Kuriscak & Tim Clarke
Tuesday, 8/28 Chris Ziemba & John Sandfort
Tuesday, 9/18 Colin Gordon
Tuesday, 9/25 Paul Tynan
Tuesday, 10/2 Darcy Hepner
Tuesday, 10/9 Patty Flaherty & Craig Kastelnik
Tuesday, 10/16 Miles & Wayne Tucker
Tuesday, 10/23 Nelson M. Starr
Tuesday. 10/30 Bruce Johnstone with Sax & Violins
Tuesday, 11/6 It's Kenny's Fault
Tuesday, 12/18 Sein Oh
upcoming at Milkie's on Elmwood...
Friday, 9/7 Nelson M Starr
Friday, 9/14 Chuck Buffamonte & Gerry Youngman
Friday, 9/21 Bobby Jones
Curiosity sets down on Mars tonight! (Sunday night/Monday morning, 8/5 or 8/6/2012)
We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself.
- Carl Sagan