Phil Person trumpet, Herb Gardner trombone, Bob Winter keyboard, Eli Newberger tuba, Bob Tamagni drums, Elaine Woo and Watson Reid vocals.
These fine musicians had a chance to stretch out and strut their stuff, with Ted Casher, Jimmy Mazzy and Bo Winiker absent.
Phil Person knows a countless number of tunes; he played a sweet, flawless, Stardust. Beautiful!
Herb Gardner sang and played a tune of his choice, I Cried For You. He’s been on call with either trombone or piano with bands from here to New Jersey.
Bob Winter took a solo on After You’ve Gone and Begin The Beguine. He starts off light and airy and continues like a veritable classic concerto!
Powerhouse vocalist Elaine Woo belted out Route 66, leading the band with Route 66 and a WILD Give Me Some Flim Flam Sauce. She’s our new Red Hot Mama!
She’s thoroughly enjoying retirement from the Medical Community and popping up anywhere there’s Jazz to be sung!
And that was just the beginning! They threatened us with all 17 verses of South Rampart St. Parade, began with a drum roll-off, 32 bars – it was a barn burner!
Trumpet and tuba took a duet followed by piano and clarinet duo on a complicated Apex Blues.
Watson Reed got the nonsense songs, starting with Flat Foot Floogie
Eli pulled off an amazing tuba solo with a Latin tinge on Tico Tico.
They closed with a Dixie War Horse, At The Jazz Band Ball. With three Berklee Professors, it was a delightful evening of tunes that we generally do not hear at Primavera.
They will be back at Primavera Ristorante on October 19th. We hope everyone will join us to hear this World Class Band!
I Cried For You
After You’ve Gone
Flat Foot Floogie
Frim Fram Sauce
South Rampart St. Parade
Every Time We Say Goodbye (Elaine)
Begin The Beguine
This Joint is Jumpin’ (Reid)