INTERNATIONAL JAZZ SERIES
From New York
Brad Shepik Organ Trio

FRIDAY, January 26, 2018
TICKETS - MEMBERS $24, GUESTS $28

DOORS 7 PM - SHOW 8 PM

bradshepik.com

Brad Shepik - guitar
Gary Versace - Hammond organ
Mark Ferber - drums

Following on the rich timbres of "Flower Starter" (2015), his intimate vibes/guitar duo set wiih Tom Beckham, Brad Shepik makes a return to the organ trio lineup he explored on his 2006 Songlines release "Places You Go". "Top Down" finds Shepik in the familiar company of two longtime collaborators- organist Gary Versace (John Abercrombie, Ralph Alessi) and drummer Mark Ferber (Mark Copeland, Gary Peacock).

The comfort is apparent in the easy rapport as they wind and groove their way through full tilt improvisation (Friday), funk (Sweet Suzy), blues (Top of the Middle), swing (Hall), South American (Vampa) and Balkan rhythms (Aeolia). All of Shepik's influences and passions are on display and supported beautifully by Versace and Ferber, taking the organ trio to new territory. Shepik cites John Abercrombie's "Night", featuring Jan Hammer, as a favorite organ album for its invention in composition and sonic pallet.
 

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