Monday, December 10, 2012

Danny Hull: Musically This Week Vol XV, No 14

Hello friends.  This week...

Tuesday, 12/11 at the Iris Restaurant     7:30 - 10:30
Chuck Buffamonte, guitar    Bobby Jones, piano     Cameron Kayne, bass     your host, drum set   
There’s only one Dave Schiavone.  How do you replace him?  And why would you want to?  You don’t, but we have found a solution.  Dave has to reschedule, probably to a Tuesday in February.  We’ll let you know.  But rather than ask another saxophonist to replace the irreplaceable, we’ve gone another way.  Here’s the scenario: You already have Bobby Jones booked, and you don’t want to change that.  So what other Buffalo-based world-class musician do you call upon?  Who is an intriguing choice?  One who can hang with Jones, bring the same energy, an equal feel, a unique sound, and a musical persona to a challenging situation?  We got lucky.  Chuck Buffamonte to the rescue...  I’ve always felt that Chuck is one of the most musical guys I know, and I love having him on the gig.  With Chuck, it starts with his feel.  And his phrasing.  His sound.  And his keen musical awareness of the space between the notes.  This is going to be a great night.  Nobody likes to lose a Dave Schiavone, but when your home town is resplendent with world-class musical artists, you’ve got options.  So please join us.  Hear what happens when a Bobby Jones & a Chuck Buffamonte come to play.  The Iris Restaurant - in the plaza at the intersection of Maple & Sweet Home Roads in Amherst.  831-3271.  Good music, good food, good people, chilled spirits, and a great hang.
Wednesday, 12/12 at the Iris Restaurant     7:30 - 9:30
Buffalo Brass open rehearsal
If you can rehearse a band twice a month for a year, and you keep the same personnel, good things can happen.  The musicians start to relax.  The sound comes together.  The sections blend.  And the leader/arranger/composer?  He goes off the deep end.  Phil is so excited about the possibilities for this band that he is now writing through-composed pieces:  jazz inspired tone poems and musical reflections of scenery and photos of a distant land.  Thankfully we’ve got Dennis Tribuzzi playing lead.  Holding this band together while Phil works us through his inspirations in 7 or 5, while shifting tempos, rhythms and genres in mid-piece, or sitting silently through a 4 bar rest while we all hope to re-enter together has me grateful for Dennis at every rehearsal.  Think I’m kidding?  Come hear for yourself.  No cover.

next Tuesday, 12/18 at the Iris Restaurant     7:30 - 10:30
Sein Oh, piano     Bruce Johnstone, baritone saxophone     Cameron Kayne, bass     your host, drum set

upcoming at the Iris Restaurant...
Tuesday, 1/8/2013 Barbara Jean
Tuesday, 1/22/2013 Doug Stone
Tuesday, 2/5 3 Brothers & a Distant Cousin
Tuesday, 4/23 Western New York Jazz Orchestra


Grateful for Dennis...
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision.  You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
 - Theodore Hesburgh

and Friendships.

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