Blue skies, hurrying by ... when you’re in love, my, how they fly. Isn’t that how the old song goes? For people in love with jazz, this summer has been flying. Sunday brings what was supposed to have been the last concert in The Buffalo News’ Jazz at the Albright-Knox concert series. (As luck would have it, there will be an additional concert on Aug. 10 – the group led by pianist “Trigger” Gaston, whose scheduled appearance several weeks ago was rained out.)
Sunday’s band is called Three Brothers and a Distant Cousin. It features three very different tenor saxophonists – Andy Weinzler, associated in the past with Maynard Ferguson; Russ D’Alba, who has played under the glittering direction of Doc Severinsen; and the always entertaining Kelly Bucheger. On bass is Paul Zapalowski, who played with Tommy Dorsey and appears frequently in the ranks of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. On piano is George Caldwell, known for grooving with the Count Basie Orchestra. The skilled trombonist Phil Sims and drummer Danny Hull complete the hip group.
The fun starts at 2 p.m. Sunday on the back steps of Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The concert is free.
– Mary Kunz Goldman