Collaborations are nothing new in the history of jazz. Ellington and Strayhorn, Bill Evans and Jim Hall, Stanley Turrintine and Kenny Burrell are examples of artists who pooled their talent and ideas to create memorable and moving music. The Gerry Beaudoin Trio with Harry Allen is another memorable musical experience in this jazz tradition.
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Meeting at a concert together in 2009 they found an instant musical camaraderie and respect for each other’s music. That turned into a recording session months later and “ The Gerry Beaudoin Trio ”is the result of a that chance meeting in 2009. The Return features trio and quartet tracks and eight Beaudoin Compositions as well as two standards. Gerry says “ Harry was the perfect foil for me and my music, and I knew that first night we played together.” Harry comments, ” Some recordings are fun to make from start to finish. This was one of them. Great guys, great musicians, great tunes. We swung the whole afternoon away.” The Gerry Beaudoin Trio features two long time players in Gerry’s musical orbit. Acoustic bassist assist Bob Nieske who has recorded and performed with musical legends such as saxophonist Jimmy Guiffre, guitarist Charlie Byrd and the great jazz violinist Stephane GrappelliI and young vibraphone phenomena Gerard Beaudoin. Bob has been the bassist in many of the incarnations of the Gerry Beaudoin Trio since its inception and Gerard, Gerry’s son and largely self-taught jazz vibraphonist, largely cut his musical teeth performing in his father’s bands In Gerry’s words ” they remind me of the great rhythm sections in jazz. When I play with them I know I’ll play well because they, knowing my music so well, make me play at the top of my game. Selected songs from the Return were placed on the Grammy Awards ballot in three categories and garnered rave reviews from the jazz press.Buy Tickets