It’s time for the second post related to my Fillmore Street Jazz Festival recording exploits. This one features photos, audio, and a ten-minute video of the hoppin’ licks of the Terrence Brewer Trio. This was another set at the brutal 10am slot, which was a little more nasty on Sunday than it was the day before because of a slightly thicker fog. The trio features Terrence on guitar, Wil Blades on his classic Hammond B3 Organ and Leslie amp, and the amazing Jeff Marrs on sticks. They played originals from Terrence’s The Calling: Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 as well as one of Wil’s pieces What’s Up Doc, and a couple of standards by Larry Young and Cole Porter.
It’s also worth mentioning that drummer Jeff Marrs played in no less than four of the bands I recorded during the festival: the Mitch Marcus Quintet and the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra on Saturday, and then again Sunday morning with Terrence and Wil, and again with Eric Wyatt in the afternoon! You’ve got to give Jeff some major props for that kind performance. In fact, I’m going to wager a bet that no other musician was up on stage playing their heart out as much as Jeff was over the course of the two-day festival.
So, with that said, I’ll leave the music of the Terrence Brewer Trio to speak for itself. Check out their complete Fillmore Street set plus photos and video, and make sure to check these guys out live the next time you have the chance. Enjoy!
Download: Track 1, Track 2, Track 3, Track 4, Track 5, Track 6, Track 7, Track 8
1. What is this Thing Called Love
2. Working for a Rhythm
4. Peaches & Cream
5. What’s Up Doc
8. Baby Cakes