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The Joe Magnarelli Trio in "After Hours" at Dizzy's Club "Coca-Cola"

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Joe Magnarelli Trio
(Joe Magnarelli Website)
“After Hours”
Joe Magnarelli on Trumpet
Gary Versace on Organ
Joe Strasser on Drums

At
Frederick P. Rose Hall
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Broadway at 60th Street
NY, NY
212.258.9595
(Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Website)
Todd Barkan, Programming Director 
Scott Thompson, Press



Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
August 3, 2008


For the “After Hours” set tonight, Joe Magnarelli brought his trumpet Trio to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Right away, this trio had a great, midnight sound, with electric organ, trumpet, and drums. Steady drums and organ began with exotically electric sound, giving space to Magnarelli’s trumpet, for scintillating solos. The second piece was dark with piercing trumpet trills, that slowed the tempo. The melody flowed in this uncluttered sound. Magnarelli took his flugelhorn next, for a work with a pulsating beat, equally textured and bluesy. Gary Versace’s organ and Joe Strasser’s drums mixed contrasting rhythms. Thelonius Monk’s “Evidence” featured a racing organ and clear trumpet, with quick, repetitive phrases. The music was propulsive.

“Ballad for Barretto”, named for Ray Barretto, renowned conga artist, featured Magnarelli on flugelhorn. This moody, melancholy tribute had sultry segments, with the flugelhorn passing the theme to the organ. Long, treble notes rolled with momentum. Another piece, by Dexter Gordon, was lively and kinetic. The set ended with fast, furious sound, a frenetic trumpet, and solos by Versace and Strasser. Check the Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Website for future dates and artists.



Gary Versace on Organ and Joe Strasser on Drums
Courtesy Of Roberta E. Zlokower




Joe Magnarelli on Trumpet
Courtesy Of Roberta E. Zlokower





Gary Versace on Organ
Courtesy Of Roberta E. Zlokower




Joe Strasser on Drums
Courtesy Of Roberta E. Zlokower




Gary Versace on Organ and Joe Strasser on Drums
Courtesy Of Roberta E. Zlokower




Joe Magnarelli on Trumpet
Courtesy Of Roberta E. Zlokower




Gary Versace on Organ and Joe Strasser on Drums
Courtesy Of Roberta E. Zlokower






For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net