No, this isn’t a post about Count Basie’s marvelous 1938 swing number. Rather, I want to let people know about a concert soon to take place — Sunday, September 13, 2015 — at the gorgeous green space / park / horticultural paradise / mansion called FILOLI in Woodside, California featuring the Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi Double Trio. The noble music-makers are Stephanie and Paolo, piano; Marty Eggers, string bass; Danny Coots, drums.
Visit here for all the needed information. There are tickets for a 12:55 seating, a 1 PM seating; one can buy a lunch (up to Wednesday, September 9), and the host will be the very remarkable Alisa Clancy, known to all who can hear KCSM.
And Fioli — Jazz at Filoli, that is — is such a wonderful corrective to all the places in which one usually hears jazz: you don’t need me to describe their discomforts. When I’ve been there for music, I could immerse myself in the gorgeous pastoral without straining my neck. Hot Music, Green Shade. Wonderful.
But back to Stephanie, Paolo, Marty, Danny.
What’s a Double Trio? It really means that these four players — dear friends and happy long-standing colleagues — know how to play nice. Infinite variety. Solo piano by two of the finest, a piano duet, two piano-bass-drums trios, a romping quartet.
Suppose the whole concept is new to you and thus intimidating. Imagine if I could transport you to a lovely hall (indoors) and wonderful music by this group at the Rossmoor Jazz Club in Walnut Creek, California, in March 2014. How about here and here. And, as Jack Teagarden sang on SAY IT SIMPLE, “If that don’t get it, well, forget it for now.”
Don’t be the last one on your block to experience Pleasure — in the shape of Stephanie Trick, Paolo Alderighi, Marty Eggers, and Danny Coots, this September 13, at Jazz at Filoli. Your nervous system will thank me.
(And if you can’t make this one — like me, because I’ll be at the Allegheny Jazz Party — catch Stephanie and Paolo at the 2015 Steamboat Stomp in New Orleans, which begins on September 18.)
May your happiness increase!