LIVE: Pete Levin & Friends @ The Falcon, 5/20/18

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Pete Levin
Pete Levin

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.

GO HERE for more of Rudy Lu’s photos of this concert…

Pete Levin & Friends
Pete Levin & Friends
John Tropea
John Tropea
Jerry Marotta and Rob Paparozzi
Jerry Marotta and Rob Paparozzi
Evan Conway
Evan Conway
Emily Bindinger
Emily Bindinger
Tommy "Pipes" McDonnell and  Rob Paparozzi
Tommy “Pipes” McDonnell and Rob Paparozzi
Rob Paparozzi
Rob Paparozzi
Phil Girlando
Phil Girlando
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3 Comments
  1. Ed Conway says

    These are great Rudy, I especially liked Tommy on harp with Rob thoroughly enjoying the moment in the background.

  2. Rudy says

    Thanks Ed.

  3. Pete Levin says

    Great photos, Rudy. Thanks. That was a fun brunch, and a great crowd.

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