Three great players who are also deep thinkers and good friends!
Some people couldn’t attend this concert because of the snow; others, like myself, found the commute from California daunting.
But, thanks to Chip Phillips and Toms River Schools TV, the first half of this wonderful trio jazz concert at Ocean County College is here for the viewing. The participants? Three kindred spirits who say they’d never played a concert as a trio before: Kevin Dorn, drums; Brian Nalepka, string bass; Mark Shane, piano. It’s all presented by the New Jersey Jazz Society and the Midweek Jazz Facebook page is here.
Our friend Ricky Riccardi as what the British call a “compere” — the George Wein / Norman Granz of the future — who introduces the band and then wisely lets them do what they do so well:
To quote Alex Hill, “Wasn’t that nice?” And a second half to come.
May your happiness increase!