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John Allred & Charlie Bertini   Live & Unplugged (2014)
Artist: John Allred & Charlie Bertini
Title Of Album: Live & Unplugged
Year Of Release: 2014
Genre: Jazz
Label: Applejazz Records
Format: MP3
Quality: 320 kbps, 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 78:39
Total Size: 182 Mb
Covers: Front


01. It's Only A Paper Moon (Live) (10:22)
02. The Blues Walk (Live) ( 9:10)
03. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Live) ( 8:12)
04. Top Shelf (Live) ( 7:09)
05. I'm In The Mood For Love (Live) ( 5:57)
06. Sweet Georgia Brown (Live) (10:17)
07. Perdido (Live) ( 4:47)
08. Squeeze Me (Live) (10:09)
09. Some Of These Days (Live) ( 4:49)
10. Strike Up The Band (Live) ( 7:43)

John Allred, trombone
Charlie Bertini, trumpet & flugelhorn
Dave Solazzo, grand piano
Tom Bronzetti, guitar
Phil Flanigan, bass

The Center for the Arts of Homer in Homer, New York, was originally the First Baptist Church of Homer. Built in 1893 from locally made bricks, the building exemplifies the Richardson Romanesque style that was popular in that era.

After more than a century of serving parishioners in this tiny town nestled in the rolling hills of Central New York, the church was purchased in 2001 by a small group of caring local individuals who dedicated themselves to a dual mission of enhancing opportunities for appreciation of the arts and preserving this historic Homer landmark.

Since its official opening in 2005, the center has proven to be a remarkable concert venue. With no amplification or reinforcement of any kind, the near-perfect acoustics of the former church sanctuary provide a memorable listening experience that is sonorous yet warm and delicate at the same time.

This unique setting was a perfect place for trombonist John Allred and trumpeter Charlie Bertini to shine. Although these two accomplished artists had previously played together countless times in different ensembles over a period of many years, this performance marked the first time the two of them had paired for a full-length concert together.

Backed by a stellar rhythm section of piano, guitar and acoustic bass, John and Charlie clearly enjoyed the communication and spontaneity of performing live that evening. Fortunately, the fleeting, magical moments they shared were captured by recording engineer Ray Ackerman and can now be enjoyed by all. This performance is truly pure and organic jazz at its finest.

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