Friday, June 19, 2009

Jazz on the Red

In spite of record heat, the Buddy Flett trio performed last evening to a huge crowd on the Barnwell Patio. Thusfar, this was the most laid back group in the Jazz series, perhaps because they're local and so familiar with the audience. If each wasn't a great musician, I'd have felt that I was sitting in on a practice session; its obvious that no rehearsal is needed.
Two guitars and a violin played some jazz, a lot of blues, some classics like "Route 66"; told stories to the crowd, asked their opinions. Buddy soloed for a few pieces; he is so very good. It was an easy listening kind of concert, those in the audience with more energy dancing the last few numbers.

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