Michael Pedicin's latest album, As It Should Be: ballads 2, will be available soon! For a sneak preview, check out his beautiful new version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" on his video page.
One night only! 8PM ~ $25 & 10PM ~ $20
As It Should Be: Ballads 2, the 14th album of tenor and soprano saxophonist Michael Pedicin’s prolific career, is in many ways akin to his acclaimed 2011 CD, Ballads…searching for peace. Ballads showcasing the exquisitely lyrical aspects of Pedicin’s playing are again the focus, but with a difference. Other than the John Coltrane classic “Crescent” and an especially tender treatment of Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (a tune rarely performed in a jazz context), eight of the disc’s 10 songs were composed as ballads by the saxophonist’s longtime collaborator, guitarist Johnnie Valentino. Several of them, however, were treated to somewhat brighter grooves than had been originally intended after the musicians got to the recording studio, particularly “From Afar,”which was double-timed at a bossa-nova-like clip by drummer Justin Faulkner and percussionist Alex Acuña.