LIVE: Pete Levin & Friends @ The Falcon, 5/20/18
Review and photographs by Rudy Lu
“Mustang Sally” played on an electric fiddle. Duke Ellington’s “In a Mellow Tone” played on a blues harp. Where are you ever going to hear such unusual instrumentation and music in the same set?
At a recent Sunday brunch session at The Falcon in Marlboro, that’s where.
Billed as Pete Levin & Friends for lack of a better name, the unorthodox organ quartet featuring Pete Levin on B3 with guitarist John Tropea, harmonicat-vocalist Rob Paparozzi and the omnipresent groovemaster Jerry Marotta on drums played two solid sets consisting primarily of jazz, R&B and blues standards with a variety of guest musicians. In fact, it was as much a house party as a concert with guest musicians sitting in, including Phil Girlando on electic fiddle, Tommy “Pipes” McDonnell, voiceover vocalist Emily Bindinger and Nippertown’s own Evan Conway (of the Holly & Evan Band) on bass.
Audience sing-alongs were encouraged, and the audience eagerly obliged. It was, in short, a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
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