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Jon Burr and Howard Alden (photo: Andrzej Pilarczyk)
Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
Those that came for the 7pm full-house show of the Howard Alden All-Star Trio performing at the Van Dyck in Schenectady that Saturday night in March probably had a great time, but those 14 who were there for the 9:30pm show had the show of their life. It was more intimate: it was grand, and it made you feel like these three legends were playing just for you in the middle of your living room.
It doesn’t get any better then that!
Bassist Jon Burr, a ten-year veteran of Stephane Grappelli’s band, held down the bottom end while Howard Alden, one of the finest guitarists playing within the jazz idiom today, was pulling double-duty as both rhythm and lead on his instrument.
But the central focal point of the night was legendary trumpeter Warren Vache.
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Billed as the Jazz Guitar Summit, this marvelous trio features the extraordinary guitar-picking talents of Howard Alden, Gerry Beaudoin and legendary jazz icon Bucky Pizzarelli, who at 85 shows no sign of slowing down or putting away his axe to act solely as an elder statesman of the jazz community.
Instead of retiring, Pizzarelli has instead enlisted the talents of two like-minded comrades who represent younger generations of jazz guitar masters, and together they’ve gone out on the road playing standards and show tunes to the delight of the jazz-loving public.
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