OH, HOW THEY SWING! (Part Three): DANNY TOBIAS, WARREN VACHÉ, PHILIP ORR, PAT MERCURI, JOE PLOWMAN (September 22, 2018: 1867 Sanctuary, Ewing, New Jersey)

The proceedings, photographed from above by Lynn Redmile

I apologize to all concerned: because of being overwhelmed and a filing system that I keep in my overwhelmed head, this third part of a glorious afternoon got away from me for a bit.  But all is not lost!  And here is the music created in the first and second sections.

I don’t know who took the picture of Warren (left) and Danny (right) but it is quite nice:

However, it leaves out the rest of the heroes: Philip Orr, piano; Pat Mercuri, guitar; Joe Plowman, string bass.  Here are the four remaining performances — quiet mastery by artists who really know and feel what heartfelt improvisation is:

A Tobias original (based on a song about soporific nature) dedicated to the much-missed Tony Di Nicola:

Harold Arlen, always welcome, as is Danny’s playing the Eb alto horn:

A gorgeous TOO LATE NOW:

And the real national anthem:

What beautiful warm inspired music these heroes make.

May your happiness increase!

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3 responses to “OH, HOW THEY SWING! (Part Three): DANNY TOBIAS, WARREN VACHÉ, PHILIP ORR, PAT MERCURI, JOE PLOWMAN (September 22, 2018: 1867 Sanctuary, Ewing, New Jersey)

  1. Don ""Zoot" Conner

    Wonderful!Sure glad you had another set in the back-room.A great quintet,maybe a one time only event.All tunes are great,particularly Danny’s minor key ode to Tony D.Thanks,Michael.

  2. Girish Trivedi

    I went to the Warren Vache quartet show in Mumbai ,India some days ago. Most pleasing show. Warren Vache played consistent in all registers, beautiful tone, ideas, heart warming balladry, well accented half valving, slurs and vibrato. Will listen to this marvellous musician live every chance I get.

    Girish Trivedi

  3. Michael, so fine to see your post again. First time We’ve heard Warren V. since Clear Water Arbors Records Fest some 10 years ago. Glad he is performing. We wish you a joyous Holiday Season and a Healthy and Happy 2019.Doug and Susanna Wayt

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