Here they are - our latest vids.
My videographer/video moderator Ciro Fusco 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. 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 are'nt 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." Lol, my mother would have been 10 years old in 1959, and I hadn't even been born yet. (Uhm, just to clarify). Anyways, that's Ciro's humor for you, but more importantly, his artistry. It's a very be-bop-ish feel on this one. I like to think of still having a bit of that West Coast jazz feel. ~Enjoy
Let's embrace technology. For 2018, the trio (Ed Bennett bass, Tim Rap drums, myself) will be selling E.P.'s (Extended Play, 3-4 selections per) video packages. We'll also be re-distributing our previously recorded CDs (Compact Discs) in digital format through the standard status quo now found on the internet. We are constantly filming, so there'll always be a plethora of free and new content, but the bonus will be in the E.P.'s We'll be adding things like; insight to the playing, history of a composition, the arrangements, lead sheets and music, files for disklavier player pianos, etc. This is really exciting stuff, so when the announcement comes in 2018 that E.P's are available, we hope you'll come back for those specialities. Additionally, help spread the word about this webpage you're on right now - this little "culdesac on the internet". Remember, to come back for the latest videos, and those E.P.'s Thanks for watching.
"Excerpts From A Simulcast Concert"
"The Tony Pacini Trio Plus One Chuck Redd" - Tony Pacini piano, Ed Bennett bass, Timothy Rap perc, plus one Chuck Redd drums. On the amazing Bösendorfer 280 Vienna Concert Grand.
Performed by: The Tony Pacini Trio - Tony Pacini piano, Ed Bennett bass, Timothy Rap drums, (Schimmel "Konzert action" grand).
"Battle Hymn Of The Republic"
Performed by: The Tony Pacini Trio - Tony Pacini piano, Ed Bennett bass, Timothy Rap drums, (an Estonia grand).
"Rain On Tuesday"
A composition by: Tony Pacini. Featuring; Tony Pacini on an Estonia piano, and Ed Bennett on acc. bass.
An arrangement by: Tony Pacini. Featuring; The Tony Pacini Trio. Tony Pacini piano, and Ed Bennett on acc. bass, Tim Rap drums.
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"The club was not open yet, but the band was setting up. The door opened and the great Benny Golson walked in. With a very serious look on his face, he approached us to rehearse, placed his sax case on stage, opened it and pulled out a notepad and pen and asked the band: "Do you know Whisper Not?"...We replied; "Yes". "Along Came Betty?"..."Yes". "Killer Joe?"...again, "Yes". He then gave us the sweetest smile, laughed, and said; "Okay, rehearsal is over". I'm not sure what it would feel like being the author of so many universally known tunes, but I do know what it's like playing with Mr. Golson; joy. Pure joy." ~Tony Pacini