Last January, jazz drummer Michael Benedict rounded up some heavy hitters and a who’s who of Nippertown jazz musicians and headed into Cotton Hill Studios in Colonie. Andrzej Pilarczyk hung out in the studio with the band and filed a two-part, behind-the-scenes, in-the-studio report for Nippertown: Part 1 and Part 2.
The results of their labors is “Bopitude,” which is the name of the band as well as the title of the CD released on Tuesday by Planet Arts, the Grammy-award winning jazz label based in Catskill.
Benedict teams up once again with his studio line-up of trumpeter Chris Pasin, tenor saxophonist Brian Patneaude, bassist Mike Lawrence and pianist Bruce Barth for a CD release celebration at The Linda at 8pm on Friday (June 10). Tickets are $15.