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11
Scott Amendola Trio @ McCabe's Guitar Shop. w/ Jeff Parker on guitar, & Paul Bryan on electric bass
Sunday, February 11th, 2018
8:00 PM
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Scott Amendola Trio @ McCabe's Guitar Shop. Scott Amendola-drums/precussion/electronics, Jeff Parker-guitar, & Paul Bryan-electric bass. Scott Amendola, Jeff Parker, and Paul Bryan all met nearly 30 years ago at Berklee College of Music. Musically minded in symmetry, Scott, Jeff, and Paul know how to make 3 sound like one. The trio will embark on music composed by Amendola, some choice covers, and venture into the unknown. Parker is ideally suited to follow Amendola’s muse wherever it leads. His versatile guitar adapts to his roles in the Chicago Underground Trio and in post-rock group Tortoise, or in projects like the ensemble Isotope 217 that bridge the two. On Lift he conjures a blues shuffle on “Lima Bean” as easily as the rockabilly noir of “The Knife,” which Amendola wrote in tribute to friend and collaborator Jim Campilongo. “Jeff is just so deep,” Amendola says. “His use of space and harmony and his sonic world are so interesting and unique.” Amendola refers to Shifflett as “the unsung hero” of the group, whose midwestern affability and self-deprecation (he’s from Iowa) combine to camouflage his robust playing. He anchors the band, asserting an organic, grounded acoustic feel when his bandmates venture far out into their electronic excursions. “Paul’s energy and his unpredictability are always interesting to me,” Amendola says, “He’s extremely patient; he can sit on a line forever and let me and Jeff dance around it, and then inject some idea and completely change everything. But he does it in a way that’s very much about the ensemble and very little about himself.”