Pianist Rossano Sportiello and string bassist Frank Tate are lyrical poets who understand the power of music to create emotional and spiritual landscapes we can roam in. They did this at the 2014 Allegheny Jazz Party in a late-evening set of September 19, 2014, which began with a sweet extended medley — more a series of musings on cosmological matters — and then went afield. Notice that the first video begins with a well-deserved round of applause for Frank Tate!
MISTY / BLUE MOON / MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT / HOW HIGH THE MOON:
AFTER YOU’VE GONE (sprinting, no doubt):
Chopin’s NOCTURNE in Eb Major (which some of us recall from the film LOVE STORY) / DEEP PURPLE / EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOOD-BYE / JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS:
Lovely and expansive, never superficial. Rossano and Frank will once again be working their magic at this year’s Allegheny Jazz Party in Cleveland, Ohio, September 13-15, 2015. Won’t you join us? Information here.
May your happiness increase!