Figgs Guitarist Pete Donnelly has released a new album with an all-star combo at his side. Phases of the Moon is a departure from Donnelly's past work. While the pop songs remain, the jazz predominates. The album includes renditions of tunes by Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, and Oscar Pettiford, along with a handful of Donnlley's originals.
For this special hometown show at Caffe Lena, Donnelly will be joined by Fred Berman on drums, Ray Long on bass, and John Cunningham on guitar.
Free of artifice or irony, rocking numbers nestle alongside jazz and it all flows as one thoughtfully emotive work. - David Greenberger, NPR
Caffe Lena (View)
47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866