[JPL] tony bennett at tanglewood

TomtheJazzman tomthejazzman at embarqmail.com
Wed Jul 22 14:28:46 EDT 2009


He will be at Newport in August so don't miss the opportunity to see him 
"LIVE."
ALOHA
Tom

ron-gill at att.net wrote:
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> On Jul 21, 2009, at 11:27 PM, Tom Reney wrote:
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>> This week's sponsor: Lisa Hilton, "Twilight & Blues"
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>     A class act all the way, Tom. What we singers strive for.
>     But, surprised he did  a date at Tanglewood at this time
>     in July. Usually it's classical until September. Am I wrong?
>     Ron Gill
>
>>
>> The drive home was even worse than the drive out, but we had to 
>> attend Tony Bennett's magnificent concert in the Shed tonight.  Gray 
>> Sargent, gtr., Lee Musiker, piano, Marshall Wood, bass, Harold Jones, 
>> drums, all given generous showcases and playing beautifully.  Jones, 
>> who spent years with Count Basie, plays the quietest, hard swinging 
>> stick I've ever heard, and was featured on It Don't Mean a Thing.  
>> Gray played 2- to 4-bar quotes from various weather songs all night, 
>> Isn't This a Lovely Day, Stormy Weather, etc.  Marshall duoed w 
>> Bennett on Speak Low.  I've seen Bennett about 10 times.  He'll turn 
>> 83 on 8/3, and he's still so complete, even a lot of dance steps, 
>> more than usual, and those amazing pipes.  He sang several ballads 
>> with Gray out front playing at the softest level imaginable and still 
>> saying so much.  These guys are able to make it a wonderful musical 
>> adventure because Bennett himself is so jazz oriented.  He forgot the 
>> words mid-way through The Best Is Yet to Come, admitted it, then said 
>> to the guys, "Keep going.  You're swinging so much!"  His last 
>> recording of Christmas songs with the Basie band showed some decline, 
>> but it must have been the day or the date, as he was really strong in 
>> this 75 minute show tonight.  Of course, the adoration helps.  There 
>> must have been 10 standing ovations, and he returns the applause with 
>> vigorous claps of his own toward the crowd and the cats on the band.  
>> He concluded with a spine-tingling How Do You Keep the Music Playing 
>> and sustained the song's penultimate word, "never," for about 16 
>> bars.  He took a few bows, but didn't return to sing anything else.
>> No one felt cheated.
>>
>> Tom
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>> Lisa Hilton: "Twilight & Blues"  August release
>> Lisa Hilton/piano, Larry Grenadier/bass, Lewis Nash/drums/Jeremy 
>> Pelt/trumpet, J. D. Allen/sax
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>> "Forget all of the piano sensations that are out there - the best 
>> newer voice out there lives in Malibu: Lisa Hilton.....The whole disc 
>> has an  ambience that draws you in while swinging with emotion....The 
>> band shows its chops....Thoughtful and well crafted from start to 
>> finish, this is a must have for jazz fans".  George Harris/All About 
>> Jazz
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>> "A stellar lineup...Ms. Hilton demonstrates her maturity as a pianist 
>> enough that any listener will appreciate her gift".  Eric Cohen/WAER 
>> Radio, NY
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>> "Hilton uses blue notes to create an intimate world of beauty that is 
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>> strength, and her light touch is as lovely as she is and as addictive 
>> as the waves breaking near her Malibu home."  Brad Walseth/Jazz 
>> Chicago.net
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>> "Exciting for the listener... hot stuff".  Chris Spector/Midwest Record
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>> Distributed by Super D.  www.LisaHiltonMusic.com  Promotion by JazzzDog
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> Lisa Hilton: "Twilight & Blues"  August release
> Lisa Hilton/piano, Larry Grenadier/bass, Lewis Nash/drums/Jeremy 
> Pelt/trumpet, J. D. Allen/sax
>
> "Forget all of the piano sensations that are out there - the best 
> newer voice out there lives in Malibu: Lisa Hilton.....The whole disc 
> has an  ambience that draws you in while swinging with emotion....The 
> band shows its chops....Thoughtful and well crafted from start to 
> finish, this is a must have for jazz fans".  George Harris/All About Jazz
>
> "A stellar lineup...Ms. Hilton demonstrates her maturity as a pianist 
> enough that any listener will appreciate her gift".  Eric Cohen/WAER 
> Radio, NY
>
> "Hilton uses blue notes to create an intimate world of beauty that is 
> true to the artist she is. Hilton's orignality of vision is her 
> strength, and her light touch is as lovely as she is and as addictive 
> as the waves breaking near her Malibu home."  Brad Walseth/Jazz 
> Chicago.net
>
> "Exciting for the listener... hot stuff".  Chris Spector/Midwest Record
>
> Distributed by Super D.  www.LisaHiltonMusic.com  Promotion by JazzzDog
>
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