The Big City

”The more susbtantial an individual’s aesthetic experience is, the sounder his taste, the sharper his moral focus, the freer—though not necessarily the happier—he is.."

Roswell Rudd was a great trombonist, not just in handling the instrument and playing in bands, but in the way of the rollicking, gutbucket spirit of the instrument. The trombone finds the player as much, or even more than, the player finds the horn.

He celebrated his 81st birthday in 2016 playing at The Falcon, in Marlboro NY, with the exceptional vocalist Fay Victor, bassist Ken Filiano, and drummer Lafayette Harris. You can watch the archived video of this gig at The Falcon’s Facebook page, Wednesday, April 22, starting at 8pm.

This is free, but donations are encouraged via PayPal and Venmo. The moment will go to benefit musicians who had their gigs cancelled because of the general coronavirus shutdown. So if you’re not hurting, you can help out some of those who are.

“He gets it! He knows music!”

Alvin Singleton

“George Grella understood exactly.”

Robert Ashley
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