"It is amazing to have this reunion after more than 50 years," Breakstone said.
After opening their first set with a blistering version of "Lean Years," a tune from the songbook of Philly guitarist Pat Martino, the trio performed deep and lengthy explorations of seven jazz / Great American Songbook standards.
Breakstone's guitar artistry includes a bright-toned sound and extended harmonic and melodic explorations, finding fresh nuances and ideas in familiar tunes. In doing so, he also offers extended, teasing introductions that sometimes disguise familiar melodies.
His "standards" offerings at this two-set concert were "Star Eyes," "I'm an Old Cowhand," "My One and Only Love," "Nobody Else But Me," "What's New?," "Too Late Now" and "Where or When."
We know the answer to where and when the next reunion will occur. Breakstone and Mopsick will perform again on Friday, February 24 at The Side Door at the Palladium in St. Petersburg with drummer Mark Feinman as part of the St. Petersburg Jazz Festival.
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