Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The John Tropea Band live @ Pete's Saloon
The 9-piece band plays so tight that you feel like you were attending a recoding session, but at the same with so much fire and excitement that you know you are in an intimate venue, enjoying the talents of all-star group. Among the musicians are Tropea's longtime collaborators Chris Palmaro (keyboards), Neil Jason (bass, who plays with him since the Deodato days in the 70s), Lee Finkelstein (drums) and veteran reedman Lou Marini (sax).
Btw, Tropea, Palmaro, Jason and the album itself placed high in the 37th Annual Jazz Station Awards, and received a rave 4 1/2 stars review in DownBeat.