Thursday, June 18, 2015
The Side Door Welcomes 2 Groups of 3
One should expect the Benny Green Trio will play with the same fire when they hit the stage at 8:30 p.m. on Friday. You should expect that they will!
Here's a taste of the Trio's new recording to whet your appetite:
Of the 12 tracks, only "How Deep Is Your Love" (yes, the Bee Gees tune) is not a Perdomo original. Yet, he brings the same kind of multi-genre approach to that track as he does on most of the cuts, with changing tempos, flowing lines and touches of Latin and Classical styles in the arrangement.
"Twenty-Two" is a splendid album with its spotlight on 3 excellent musicians who give their all, a rhythm section that is responsive and creative, and a composer/pianist whose songs are a kaleidoscope of his musical influences and explorations. Luis Perdomo & Controlling Ear Unit not only "controls" your mind but also makes you want to move, to dance and to smile. For more information, go to www.luisperdomojazz.com.
If you're lucky enough to be in Connecticut this weekend, The Side Door Jazz Club in Old Lyme opens its doors at 7:30 p.m. with the first set at 8:30 on both nights. For more information, go to thesidedoorjazz.com or call 860-434-0886.