NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

 

The next recommendation for your consideration is a return for one night to Switzerland on April 2nd, then to Sweet Home Paris for April 4-9, in between other concerts around the neighborhood. (See Schedule for all dates.)

A Big Date is coming on May 14th: A Tribute to Erroll Garner by Al Copley is set for Stage 72, off Broadway in Manhattan. A small theatre on the Upper West Side near Broadway is the setting for an intimate piano solo cum vocal performance.

"Al Copley -- a Tribute to Erroll Garner"
Al Copley -- piano and vocals

Stage 72 at the Triad, 158 West 72nd Street, New York, NY

Joy is the word which best describes the music of Erroll Garner to me. When I think of his performances, the unspoken declaration "It's all good" is what I hear and see from the man. If technique is the ability to play whatever ideas come to mind, then Erroll was the Master -- it's all about melodic, refreshing, happy ideas. -- AC

(See Schedule for all dates and info.)

 

There's a new/old video from 1988 from German television of the Burghausen Jazzweek, which is high quality and has some very exciting footage of Al and George Greene (a wonderful drummer who worked and recorded with Al for many years in the 80s and 90s.) Click here ...It's right after a BB King Jam  from the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival for your enjoyment.

See Schedule for all contracted events.

CATEGORIES

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

GENIUS

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