What a night it was in downtown Fort Myers FL. Thursday evening, June 17, was just the second time back on stage at The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro for the Dan Miller-Lew Del Gatto Quartet.
|Dan Miller, Brandon Robertson|
|Lew Del Gatto|
|Rupert and Hino join the band|
|Jeff Rupert, Terumasa Hino|
- A first set Jazz at the Philharmonic-style ballad medley, which has become a weekly staple with each of the horn players played a different ballad over the constant rhythm. On this night, Hino began with “Stella By Starlight,” Del Gatto picked up with “I Can’t Get Started,” Rupert added “Nancy With the Laughing Face” and Miller brought it to a close with “Embraceable You.” Each soloist dug deep into the melody and the meaning to bring out new facets to the music. It was nothing short of gorgeous.
- The band’s take on Dameron’s jazz classic “On a Misty Night,” which the trumpeter based on the chord changes to “September in the Rain.”
Welcome back to strong jazz in an intimate club setting.