Rare Film Footage Found Date Stamped 1959
"Before We Were Born"
My videographer/video moderator Ciro Fusco called me the other day and asked; "Tony! What was the name of that tune you were playing in the last video shoot we did?"
I replied over the phone; "Who Know's?", and so it became. About the film "Who Knows?" - My good friend and colleague Willie Matheis happened to call me the night we were filming at
exactly the time we needed to take a break whilst Ciro made some adjustments on the cameras. I asked Willie over the phone if he was nearby, and if he might be
interested in stepping in the shoot since my drummer Tim Rap was on a gig that night. Willie said; "Sure, my acting chops aren't up, but my playing is."
We're actually playing the chord progression to "There'll Never Be Another You" in the key of Eb (for those of you keeping score at home).
A few weeks later, Ciro was looking over the footage prior to editing, and felt that there was something "retro cool" about this selection.
He did his artistic magic, and then added the following comment in the Vimeo description box: "A rare archival video clip of the greatest jazz pianist Tony Pacini
broadcasted in the Summer of 1959 from the Classic Pianos Studio in Portland Oregon, featuring Ed Bennett on Bass and Willie Matheis on
Tenor Sax." Just to clarify, my mother would have been 10 years old in 1959, and I hadn't even been born yet.
Anyways, that's Ciro's humor for you, but more importantly, watch the video for his artistry. Musically, it's a very be-bop-ish dialog we're having on this one.
I like to think of it expressing a bit of that West Coast jazz feel. Watch more videos...
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LOST & FOUND:
Found Tuesday in the rain near SW 5th Avenue.
Slightly disoriented bassoonist, no collar, no tags. If yours, please call me and describe his identifying markings.
Mr. Maestro 01 123-4567
I have a unique instrument up for sale man. It's got midi-interface man. A Six string Ukelelelel
( "My dog has fleas, and ticks" )
$30 Call: Beatnik 01 765-4321
Ukelele for sale. "Just tuned man!"
$20. Call Man 01 765-4321
Free: Ukelele - You take it man. I'll throw in a two note harmonica to sweeten the deal.
Call: 01 765-4321
Two-note harmonica SOLD!!!
Free: Broken Two-Note Harmonica - You take it, you fix it.
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Twelve Things You Should Get To Know About Music
C, Db, D, Eb, E, F, F#, G, Ab, A, Bb, B.
Every Last Friday Of The Month; Find Soul Soothing Jazz And Cocktails At Union Train Station With The Tony Pacini Trio
From the A.P. (Associated Pianist)
The Tony Pacini Trio delights it's audience in an elegant setting.
It's Spring, which doesn't mean you've lost sleep "Spring Cleaning", you lost sleep adjusting your clocks. Quit working in the yard and have some drinks, meet friends, and enjoy live music. Take a break and hook up with friends instead at Wilf's Jazz Lounge and the Tony Pacini Trio,
Friday, May 25th, and every last Friday each month in 2018.
You'll find those familiar sounds that echo Oscar Peterson, Monty Alexander, Ahmad Jamal, George Shearing, and others, but are unique to The Tony Pacini Trio.
Join us Friday, May 25th, 2018. Tony Pacini-piano, Ed Bennett-bass, Tim Rap-drums. Wilf's Restaurant 800 N.W. 6th Avenue Portland, OR 97209 ( 7:00pm-11:00pm ) For reservations call: 503-223-0070 and RSVP with
Ticket Tomato .
The pitcher was called off the ballfield to tune a piano.
The players were swingin'.
The band took brakes.
Merger with UPS announced.
NASA tracks discus throw
It's all going downhill fast from here.
Is it France, or Greece?
New scientific evidence confirms that French Fries are'nt made in France, they're made in "Grease".
Dynamic Duo's Video Sessions In Production
Pianist Tony Pacini and bassist Ed Bennett have recorded several music videos with the aid of Ciro Fusco Films. Called
"The Tony/Bennett Duo", the videos will debut near the end of next month. http://tonypacini.com/videos.html
Donate your $200k Bösendorfer Concert Grand Piano to the Tony Pacini Trio, and they will record "Happy Birthday To You" - just for you!
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(a subsidiary of "The Chronic Chronicles" and "Casual T Productions"), and, (truthfully);
Half of this page is true (the gigs are real), and the rest of it is possible. None of the names were changed to protect the innocent because the entire human race and planet needs protection.
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The Elegant Benson Hotel And 2nd Fridays Of The Month
From "The Sound Of Southwest Broadway" - by Dorothy Kilgore-Inn
The 2nd Friday of the month always brings together an audience, as well as a piano trio that has perfected itself since 1999 -
The Tony Pacini Trio performs every 2nd Friday of each month at the Benson Hotel. "I get to play my arrangements of multiple repertoires;
American songbook standards, jazz musician's compositions, originals, and slightly more adventurous pop tunes.
And, I can do so with my stellar colleagues and friends Ed Bennett bass, and Timothy Rap drums." Join the fun; elegant surroundings, no cover,
full bar, live jazz. Simple.
The Benson Hotel 309 S.W. Broadway Portland, OR every 2nd Friday each month 8:30pm-Midnight
Solo Piano Serenade Every Thursday At The Benson Hotel
Well, it looks like I'm back to stride and bass lines in the left hand. I'll do my best to make the piano sound wide, harmonically rich,
and occasionally go for that "three handed sound". Join me and the serenade, every Thursday night at the Benson Hotel 309 SW Broadway Portland, Oregon. 8:30pm...
UPDATE: Join me for a solo-serenade on Sunday, May 13th, for "Mother's Day Brunch" at the Benson Hotel, 9:30am-2:30pm. For more info, visit
The Performance Schedule.
Don't forget to join the Tony Pacini Trio at Wilf's Jazz Lounge Friday, May 25th, 2018!
Story by: The Jazz Pianist
Your Stars For Friday, May 25th, At Wilf's Restaurant and Jazz Lounge
By Psychic Sid
Aries: Drive to the show, carefully.
Taurus: Get the best seats, drink and meal. It's your "Special Day".
Gemini: Go to the bar - twice.
(If your date is a Gemini, call a cab later).
Cancer: Start with the crabcakes.
Leo: Own the savanna, be still, and without doubt, go and hear the music.
Virgo: Have a steak cooked to perfection.
Libra: Sit on the left, but then sit on the right in 15 minute equal intervals. (Make everyone happy too).
Scorpio: Don't give up, have fun - you might meet an Aquarius.
Sagittarius: Have a beer. If you can't get the beer you want, ask for a beer.
Capricorn: Don't go shopping before the show. Definitely go to the show and have a beer.
Aquarius: Buy a Scorpio a shot.
Pisces: Eat trout if it's on the menu, otherwise share some crabcakes with a Cancer.
Editorial: Harp Hazardly
At the age of 96, taking up the harp wasn't easy for Mrs. Harriet Harper of Plucksville, Kentucky. On her first gig at the bingo parlor, a man stood up and called her a harpoonist...
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Special Photo Expose'
Picture of last year's Black Friday shopping craze.
NEW! Coming Next Month: A Home And Garden Section
Cookin' With The Tony Pacini Trio
Look for recipes, decorating, and lifestyle with Tony, Tim and Ed.
Tim gives us tips on how to mow lawns to perfection using rhythm, Ed shows us how to "Dizzy Gillespie" a living room, and Tony brings us a fresh take on finger food pianist style.