Thursday, February 23, 2012
Firehouse 12 Spring Series + Buttonwood Jazz
Week 2 (3/30)brings the Michael Musillami Trio + 4, a septet whose new Playscape Recording, "Mettle", is arguably the best CD the guitarist has ever released. Joined by his rhythm section of past decade (bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller), Musillami adds the unique voices of Matt Moran (vibraphone), Russ Johnson (trumpet), Ned Rothenberg (alto sax, clarinet) and the always exciting Jeff Lederer (tenor sax, clarinet). The music he has created for this ensemble is exciting with a great breadth of melodies, harmonies and rhythmic variety.
Tickets for the entire series or specific shows can be purchased by going to firehouse12.com (they'll also answer any questions you might have). You can also call 203-785-0468.
here.) Gardony, born in Hungary and now a resident of the Boston, Massachusetts, area (he teaches on the faculty of his alma mater, Berklee School of Music) is a fine pianist whose prodigious technical facility is leavened by his fine sense of melody and love of rhythms. To reserve your seats, call 860-347-4957 or go to www.buttonwood.org. To find out more about Laszlo Gardony, go to www.lgjazz.com.
Another great ensemble appears at The Buttonwood on March 10 with the return of the John Funkhouser Trio, another fun and funky group from the Boston area.