|Greg Nielsen and Tom Ellison|
This excellent concert teamed the pair with bassist Don Mopsick and drummer Dave Pruyn in this piano-less band. Pruyn also sang one tune and played trumpet or flugelhorn on a couple more. The concert drew a record crowd to the jazz club's Venice Art Center matinee series, estimated at more than 140. Others were turned away after the room reached capacity. A half-dozen more soaked up the sound from the center's adjacent café.
|Don Mopsick, Dave Pruyn, Greg Nielsen, Tom Ellison|
Taking on the Mulligan and Brookmeyer roles, Nielsen shifted with ease between trombone, flugelhorn and trumpet depending on which material they were doing.