Soiree: Bob Stabach 4tet

On March 11, 3 p.m. Jazz soiree, 2596 Tater Lane, Guilford. Songbook classics recast in the jazz style. Suggested donation is $15. For directions, call Wendy at 802-254-6189

Wendy Redlinger's Jazz soiree presents the Bob Stabach 4tet on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m., located at 2596 Tater Lane, Guilford.

The 4tet will be performing original new compositions along with some American Songbook classics recast in the jazz style.

 Most of the new compositions are penned by Bob Stabach, the saxophonist and leader of the group Titled "Portrait," Bob started composing this piece three years ago then shelved it until, three months ago when he rewrote the Bridge section to his satisfaction. It features a unique odd metered Chorus section.

  "Brother James" is a get down soulful gospel styled tune with foot tappin' shuffle rhythm. Influenced by the ECM Record label's aesthetic of spaciousness and intro- spection, "Once Upon a Dream" evokes ethereal and mystic feelings..

"Uber Riding" is an open ended latin tune with few chords and a lot of room for improvisation. "Soul Body" is a swinging jazz waltz with a surprising 4/4 ending.

The pianist for the 4tet and artistic director of the Vermont Jazz Center,

Eugene Uman contributed a saucy basso nova called "Snowy Day Basso" which was written in January during a snow storm.

The 4tet is joined by George Kaye, bassist and 20 year veteran of the New York City jazz scene, and the dynamic first call Pioneer Valley drummer, Jon Fisher.

Suggested donation is $15. For more Info and directions, call Wendy at 802-254-6189. Don't forget to set your clocks ahead.


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