Posts Tagged ‘Pete Sweeney’

LIVE: The Bopitude Drum Battle @ The Egg, 2/1/14

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Yep. That's a lot of drums.

Yep. That’s a lot of drums.

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu

The Greater Nippertown area indeed has been blessed with a wealth of talented musicians. And a goodly number of them were certainly displayed on Saturday, February 1, when Michael Benedict hosted a quartet of guest drummer-percussionists backed by his band Bopitude in concert at The Egg in Albany.

Modeled after the famous jazz drum battles in the 1950s and ’60s at Birdland, the concert featured Mark Foster, Pete Sweeney and Bob Halek on trap drum kits, as well as percussionist Brian Melick.

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Five Firsts: Pete Sweeney

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Pete Sweeney

Pete Sweeney

NAME: Pete Sweeney
BAND AFFILIATION: Sensemaya, Pete Sweeney Trio, more
INSTRUMENT: Drums

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Buddy Rich and Max Roach’s Rich vs. Roach. This is still an amazing record. Such a difference in their styles. Two really great bands.

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Win FREE TICKETS to “It’s a Jazzy Christmas” at St. Rose’s Massry Center on Sunday!

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

The Peanut Gallery Jazz Band is back again!

One of the surprise hits of last year’s Nippertown’s holiday season, the Local 518 all-star jazz trio – featuring pianist and host David Gleason, bassist Mike Lawrence and drummer Pete Sweeney – returns to the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center in Albany on Sunday (December 2) for two shows.

The core of the unforgettable, family-friendly afternoon is the marvelous music of Vince Guaraldi – made famous in those “Peanuts” holiday specials – but you’ll also experience a stage full of Christmas decorations, an audience sing-a-long and a healthy dose of humor. And let’s not forget the milk-and-cookies reception for the kids, too.

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LIVE: Jimmy Cobb’s So What Band @ The Egg, 2/10/11

Monday, February 14th, 2011
Jimmy Cobb's So What Band

Jimmy Cobb's So What Band

Jimmy Cobb just may be the ultimate swinger. In his long career as a jazz drummer, he has been a signature contributor to recordings from such iconic musicians such as John Coltrane, Wynton Kelley, Wes Montgomery and many others. His tenure with the great trumpet player Miles Davis in the 1950’s resulted in several great recordings, the most famous and influential being “Kind of Blue” in 1958. Over time this recording has achieved mythic status, largely in part to its great compositions and legendary band members. The original recording featured Miles Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone), Wynton Kelly and Bill Evans (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Jimmy Cobb (drums).

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