Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Al Gallodoro, the legendary reedman whom Jimmy Dorsey called "the best saxophone player who ever lived," will be playing with his quartet at 7 PM this Friday, March 23, at the Waterville Public Library (206 White Street, Waterville, NY 13480 Ph. 315 841-4651).
Performing will be Al Gallodoro, sax, bass clarinet, clarinet; JoAnn Chmielowski, piano; Harry Aceto, Bass; and Dave Perazone, Drums.

Al started playing professionally in 1926, and worked with such bandleaders as Isham Jones and Paul Whiteman through the 1930s. Today at 93, Al Gallodoro is still an incredible player. One of only 14 musicians and singers who recorded before 1940 and are still active (along with Svend Asmussen, Johnny Blowers, Lena Horne, Franz Jackson, Herb Jeffries, Lawrence Lucie, Buddy Morrow, Les Paul, George Shearing, Kay Starr, Gerald Wilson, Snooky Young and Zeke Zarchy), Gallodoro is still at 95% of his playing peak, playing phrases that sound completely impossible.

Don't pass up this rare opportunity to hear Al Gallodoro play!

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