April 6, 2009

Berks Jazz Fest 2009: Jazz Attack

Sunday night, the festival finale laid in the hands of super-star group Jazz Attack featuring Rick Braun on trumpet, Richard Elliot on saxophone and Jonathan Butler on guitar and vocals. They relied on their tried and tested formula playing their hit songs like Rick Braun's "Notorious", while Richard Elliot delivered his beloved Stylistics song "People Make The World Go Round", where he took the opportunity to baffle the audience with some growling and purring sounds from his saxophone. Jonathan Butler sang a heartfelt version of "No Woman, No Cry", which was one of the highlights of the show. As for something new, Rick Braun played one song from his upcoming CD dedicated to the music of Herb Alpert, which is destined to become a radio hit, while Richard Elliot played "Move On Up" and "Rock Steady" from his brand new current release. They were backed by Nate Phillips on bass, Ricky Lawson on drums and Dwight Sills on guitar plus keyboards. The concert was finished with the Jonathan Butler hit "Lies", which also brought another great Berks Jazz Festival to an end.

Posted by Peter Böhi at April 6, 2009 5:14 PM