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PDX Jazz Fest. w/Stan Bock @ The Blue Monk

  • The Blue Monk Portland OR USA (map)

8pm @ the Blue Monk. $10 cover.

This band is a lot of fun. Features Stan, Renato Caranto, John Nastos Tim Gilson, Chris Brown and myself.

Trombonist Stan Bock returns with a finely-tuned sextet for his third OA2 release. A highly improvisational group, they combine the group soloing aspects of traditional jazz with the forms, hybrid rhythmic grooves, and harmonies of more contemporary jazz. Featuring saxophonists Renato Caranto and John Nastos, and pianist Clay Giberson, the band performs a wide range of originals and an interesting collection of standards - made that much more interesting by the group's rakish new arrangements - including "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," Bernstein's "Maria," Cole Porter's "Let's Fall in Love," and Joe Raposo's "Bein' Green." 

Check out the CD "Feelin It"