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Lovin' Cup Brews & Bistro
300 Park Point Drive
585 292 9940
Thu, September 6, 2012
$18 advance/$20 day of show
Fast food: something that's made quickly and carelessly, eaten quickly and carelessly and then about a half an hour later, quickly regretted. You don't want that with your food. And you surely shouldn't want that with your music. And this is where these three great musicians come in: drummer Phil Haynes, saxophonist Dave Liebman and bassist Drew Gress. Each man has been seasoned, schooled and honed his craft in major bands going back to the 60s.
Drummer Phil Haynes was a student of and drummer for the trio of trumpet master Paul Smoker back when both were residing in Iowa. He moved to New York in the 80s and was a major participant in that city's forward looking music scene for over two decades. He has released several recordings that have amassed great critical praise. Free Country (2000), a remarkable fusion of country and bluegrass standards fueled through the prism of adventurous improvising musicians was a Bop Shop favorite. It was on many critics ten best lists that year. Since 2003, Haynes has been teaching at Bucknell University and has played around central Pennsylvania as well as making periodic forays to New York (and the Bop Shop) bringing his unique, colorful style of drumming to New Music ensembles.
Bassist Drew Gress has been one of the most in-demand players in New York since the mid 1980s. He's worked in the ensembles of Paul Smoker, Tim Berne, Fred Hersch, John Hollenebck and many, many others. His own recordings have garnered great reviews and both 7 Black Butterflies (2005) and Spin And Drift (2001) were two of the past decade's finest releases. If Drew Gress is in the band, it's most likely going to be good.
What can be said about the great tenor/soprano saxophonist Dave Liebman? He burst on the scene in the late 60s in Genya Ravan's 10 Wheel Drive and was immediately snatched up by Miles Davis for his early 70s bands. Since then he's made his mark on jazz for the last 40 years, first with his band Lookout Farm, his duets with pianist Richie Beirach and their quartet Quest. His discography is huge and nearly every record is worth hearing. He played the Rochester International Jazz Festival in 2003 and 2008. Bop Shop regulars may recall his 2009 concert with the Hammond Brothers, a rare instance of hearing this multi-faceted player in an organ trio. We've honored to have him back him back with this group.
So join us for an evening of incredible music and No Fast Food. It's will be good for you.
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