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Larry Newcomb Trio at "Jazz in the Sky"

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Larry Newcomb Trio
(Larry Newcomb Website)
“Jazz in the Sky”

Terrace in the Sky
400 West 119th Street
Btw. Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027

Larry Newcomb on Guitar
Mike Camoia on Tenor Saxophone
David Shaich on Bass

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
July 11, 2006

(Read a Larry Newcomb Trio CD Review).

(Notes Courtesy of Larry Newcomb).

On a gorgeous warm night in July, the Larry Newcomb Trio entertained dinner guests on Terrace in the Sky’s new outdoor space, with full moon and magical music. Larry Newcomb tells us below about his trio’s performance at Terrace in the Sky.

Pennies from Heaven -- John Burke & Arthur Johnston
All the Things You Are -- Jerome Kern
Summertime -- George Gershwin
Darn that Dream -- Eddie DeLange & Jimmy Van Heusen
Voyage -- Kenny Barron
Wave -- Antonio Carlos Jobim

You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To -- Cole Porter
All of You -- Cole Porter
All of Me -- Seymour Simons & Gerald Marks
Meditation -- Antonio Carlos Jobim
What is This Thing Called Love? -- Cole Porter
Au Privave -- Charlie Parker

Larry Newcomb says: “I chose Pennies from Heaven because at the Terrace in the Sky, performer and listener alike find themselves in a celestial paradise with magnificent ambience and spectacular views of New York. Jerome Kern's classic, All the Things You Are honors owner, Chris Bernic's request for jazz standards everyone will recognize. Summertime is our celebration of hot and humid July in New York. Similarly, Jobim's Wave evokes the passion and heat of the season. In the ballad, Darn that Dream, I pay tribute to guitar master Bucky Pizzarelli. Kenny Barron's Voyage provides an upbeat vehicle for raising the energy level as well as a delightful canvas for tenor saxophonist Mike Camoia's astute and generous ruminations.”

“In the second set, Mike, David, and I draw in part from our recent study of 12 Cole Porter standards. Jim Hall's rendering of You'd be So Nice to Come Home To on his "Concierto" album provided me an
indelible template for exploring variations on a wonderful melody over a compelling harmonic fabric. We draw inspiration from Miles in All of You. All of Me looks to both George Benson's guitar work and to Lester Young's classic rendering. Meditation, by Antonio Carlos Jobim, contemplates the human longing for re-connection to love and joy. What is This Thing Called Love? is a playful groove for blowing over David Shaich's muscular and vibrant bass-lines. Au Privave allows me to explore many of my musical influences, all of which are rooted in the blues.”

Larry Newcomb on Guitar
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

David Shaich on Bass and Larry Newcomb on Guitar
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Mike Camoia on Sax
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Post Concert, Larry Newcomb Trio
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