NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS
Al will be back for a solo performance on the Steinway at the Buttonwood Tree on Saturday October 27th. The Buttonwood is in Middletown, Connecticut and is a terrific little room, totally acoustic, up close and brimming with humanity.
For our friends in Maine, the Al Copley Band will be at the Saco River Theatre in Southern Maine, On November 16th.
“The Bern-Outs” (Dan Moretti ten sax, Jeff Galindo tmb, Steve Peck drums & Lou Bocciarelli bass) will be at the Knick on December 7th. This is the band which will be playing again in Bern, Switzerland, at Marians Jazzroom.
The next Founders gig is December 14th at The Met in Pawtucket, RI.
AC Quintet is back in Bern, Switzerland at Marians Jazzroom Dec 27, 28, 29 & 31.
The New CD, "Here's to Life," is released and available now. Come and get it !
The banner photo is from JazzAscona, taken by the marvelously talented jazz photographer Alessio Pizzicannella. (See here for the photo.)
All Al Copley CDs are on sale at concerts, and here to listen to and to purchase.
(See Schedule for all dates and info.)
A newly discovered video of Al at the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival, opening for Eric Clapton. Click here (clip starts after advertisement but the ad only comes the first play.)
Yet another video surfaces, this one from the 1994 Saint Chaumond Blues Festival, this is the opener of a concert with Ana Popovic and Joe Louis Walker. Click here ...Right before is a BB King Jam from the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival for your enjoyment.
The category is a Grand Canyon of echoes. Somebody utters an obscenity and you hear it keep bouncing back a million times. Categories are sometimes used by a person who feels that the one he's talking to doesn't know enough about the language in which he speaks. So he uses lines, circles, and pigeonholes to help the less literate one to a better understanding.
-- Duke Ellington, "Music is my Mistress." p. 38
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
-- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart