The Homespun Trio

Sunday, November 20, 4:30 & 5:30 pm (two sets)

The Homespun Trio

which way west?
Sunday concert series

Well, this isn’t a picture of the trio we’re presenting this week, but we went looking for photos and couldn’t resist this one.  Martinique, circa 1944… Ernest Hemingway wrote the book, and Howard Hawks made the movie…  the laconic pianist and songwriter Hoagy Carmichael made the music… Bogart and Bacall made the romance… “To Have and Have Not”… A title as enigmatic and evocative as any in modern literature…

Oh yes, about this week’s “which way west?” concert!  Bassist Fred Randolph, a much sought after musician about town in the clubs and concert halls, proposed this trio to us– featuring himself, the exquisite pianist Grant Levin, and the sweetly nuanced drummer Bryan Bowman. This may well be Grant’s first appearance at the shop. If so, it’s long overdue. You’re guaranteed to be impressed by his hip & intricate way around the keyboard. Bryan has made the scene here several times with a variety of jazz groups, always filling the room with creative passion. And Fred himself has spun his magic on bass more than a few times from the Bird & Beckett stage.  Experienced jazz players all, now debuting a fresh cd of material recorded as “The Homespun Trio.”

Don’t hesitate to call a few friends and invite them to meet you at Bird & Beckett for a lovely Sunday afternoon of music, demonstrating once again the sublime art of the jazz trio.