Sunday, April 2, 2017

BILLY JONES’ EAST COAST CD RELEASE SHOW IN COLLINGSWOOD

Drummer Billy Jones
3’s A Crowd
East Coast CD Release Show

WHEN: Thursday, April 6th, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE:
Collingswood Community Center, 30 W. Collings Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
TICKETS: $10
Tickets & Info

BILLY JONES, DRUMS with:

EAST COAST MUSICIANS

  • George Young, alto sax
  • John Vanore, trumpet
  • Mick Rossi, piano
  • Tony Micelli, vibraphone
  • George Genna, piano
  • Tyrone Brown, bass

WEST COAST MUSICIANS

  • Scotty Wright, vocal
  • Kenny Stahl, ute
  • TStu Reynolds, bass clarinet
  • Gary Meek, tenor sax

The concept of a duo recording is not a new one. This project, that I have been conceptualizing for years, places the drums in constant dialogue with one other instrumentalist. The challenge now—to raise the drums from its traditional role of accompaniment, to that of partner to that other voice.

Excitement through spontaneity... and with the freedom of this environment comes the responsibility to shape the form of the composition. Communication and empathy create the thread from track to track that is the essence of the project. Empathy supported by the presence of longtime friends and musical colleagues... now collaborators.—Billy Jones, 2017