Wednesday, March 27, 2013
New musical discoveries in Gettysburg, Pa
Today we saw the Buzz Jones band. Mr. Jones is the leader and a music teacher at Gettysburg College. This band consists of people he has played with for many years, plus current student musicians. They were a joy to see as they ran through a varied set which consisted of Now's The Time, St. Louis Blues, St. James Infirmary, When It's Sleepy Time Down South, among others. The price was right at no charge. I encourage everyone to seek out venues like this. There are many great musicians out there, possibly near you. Across the street from the theatre, there was a record store where I found some great lps. Brand X, a jazz fusion band with Phil Collins on drums, The World Saxophone Quartet lp Dances and Ballads, a Mississippi John Hurt compilation lp, and an L.T.D. lp with Jeffrey Osborne. This was a fine day of music filled with little surprises.