Paul Asbell Quintet – Music by the River
Sunday, August 1, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Paul Asbell Quintet
Part of Music by the River
Pentangle Arts is pleased to present our annual Music by the River series of outdoor concerts in July and August. This popular concert series features renowned regional artists whose talents will be showcased in the newly renovated East End Park. Truly a magical setting, this outdoor amphitheater showcases a view of the Ottauquechee River. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of a cadre of volunteers, the East End Park features a beautiful riverfront setting and adjacent hiking trail that serves as an inspiration for repurposing land in a thoughtful, innovative way. The relaxed setting is perfect for music lovers of all ages to come together for a happy summer evening of music, food and friends.
As per the new state guidelines, NO pre-registration is necessary.
Guests may bring their own picnics to enjoy or purchase food and beverages from local purveyors.
Pentangle thanks concert sponsors: Susan & David Boston, Dave Bollinger, and Anne & Charlie Sincerbeaux.
Thanks to our Series Sponsor:
Genre: Americana Folk Jazz
About the band:
From his days with the John Cassel Band in the ’70’s, to the founding of the jazz-pop group Kilimanjaro, to his 25-year run with Big Joe Burrell and the Unknown Blues Band, Paul Asbell has been a constant presence on Vermont’s music scene. He has played and recorded with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Paul Butterfield, Magic Sam, Earl Hooker, David Bromberg, Sonny Stitt, Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, and many others.
Paul’s 2019 recording, “Burmese Panther” features his original compositions in diverse mainstream jazz flavors, from classic Blue Note-era to fiery latin-jazz to New Orleans funk to fingerpoppin’ blues. One reviewer called them “flat-out gorgeous songs with the potential to become standards themselves”, and noted they were “performed by genuinely world-class players.”
Performing with Paul on Friday’s concert will be bassist Clyde Stats, Drummer Gabe Jarrett, keyboardist Michael Hartigan, and Upper Valley saxophonist Michael Zsoldos.