Wednesday, January 10th at 9pm:
The Jazz Record Art Collective is proud to present the Chris Greene Trio performing Lester Young’s release from 1946, "Lester Young Trio".
The Lester Young Trio recorded in 1946 by Norman Granz for Clef Records and later released on Verve Records, features the master Lester Young on tenor saxophone, Buddy Rich on drums, and Nat King Cole on piano. Although, due to a contract, Cole recorded on this session using the pseudonym “Aye Guy.” This record exemplifies three masters creating a swinging rhythmic drive without the presence of a bass player.
The trio portion of this album is especially lush and intriguing, featuring wonderful renditions of Young's original, "Back to the Land," Gershwin's "The Man I Love," and a duet version of the gorgeous ballad, "Peg O' My Heart" (Rich had gone out to get something to eat). Cole's intimate piano style wonderfully complements Young's light, airy tone and unorthodox phrasing, and Rich, known for a flashy approach, plays quite sensitively here, using brushes on most tunes. Highlights on Lester Young Trio include "I Want To Be Happy" and "I've Found a New Baby," the latter of which features the trio in swinging form.
Chris Greene - Sax
Damian Espinosa - Piano
Steve Corley - Drums
ADMISSION & LOCATION:
$10 cover or $5 w/ student ID
Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm.
Cash only, Smaller bills appreciated!
All ages. 21+ for alcoholic beverages.
This music series is generously supported by Candid Wines.
The Fulton Street Collective
Located in the Hubbart Street Lofts
1821 W. Hubbard St. (3rd Floor)
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 852 2481