Monday, May 25, 2015
Brian's Funky Trio, Benny's Groove, & Clarence's Smokin' + Organ Trio CDs
As for the Firehouse 12 gig, Brian Charette's Mighty Grinders play 2 sets with the first commencing at 8:30 p.m. For more information, go to firehouse12.com or call 203-785-0468.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the band begins to play 60 minutes later. For more information and reservations, go to thesidedoorjazz.com or call 860-434-0886.
Here's a bit of Monk from the latest album:
"Metropolitan Rhythm" is one of those sneakily seductive albums in that the music might not blow you away on first listen but grows on you each time you return. The CD has 9 tunes in 48 minutes and only one (the Monk piece) over 6. Dave Stryker shows his worth as both a rhythm guitarist and soloist while Kush Abadey keeps the music percolating without much fuss but great flair. Jared Gold has proven himself to be a fine soloist and he continues to mature as a composer (his "In A Daze" is a bluesy treat). This music sounds great on the back porch on an early summer afternoon.
For more information, go to www.jaredgoldb3.com.
Listen to the Trio have fun with the Paul McCartney tune: