Live: The Jerry Weldon Trio @ Flights of Fantasy, 11/6/10

Jerry Weldon

Jerry Weldon

It’s Saturday night, and people are grooving to the live sounds of a greasy organ trio in a bookstore. Who would have thunk it?

Well, it was true. Flights of Fantasy, a Colonie book and gaming store, was transformed into a temporary jazz club over the weekend.

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Kicking off their two-night stand on Saturday, terrific tenor saxophonist Jerry Weldon led his trio through an evening’s worth of sparkling standards and originals. Throughout the night, the mix of slow, sweet ballads and up-tempo numbers kept the audience on its toes, excited and wanting more.

Weldon roamed the improvised stage expressing as much with his stage presence as with his horn. Kyle Koehler wrought warm, enveloping sounds from a genuine Hammond organ and tube-powered Leslie speakers. Joe Barna propelled the threesome with his powerful backbeat and fills.

There were even some impromptu vocals provided by Weldon during the encore.

We didn’t have to contemplate any deep meaning to the music. It was just plain fun!!! Both for the musicians and the audience.

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu

Kyle Koehler, Joe Barna and Jerry Weldon

Kyle Koehler, Joe Barna and Jerry Weldon

Jerry Weldon and Joe Barna

Jerry Weldon and Joe Barna

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