Live at The Crown - 8​/​16​/​15

by Chad Eby

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COMPLETE TRACK LISTING:

1. Lester (The Wish-Waster)
2. Masks
3. Doo-Wee-Inn (for Dewey Redman)
4. The Long Haired Boy
5. The Dance of the Shoes
6. Mira
7. Ourchestra
8. Line for Lackritz (for Steve Lacy)
9. Little You (for Spenser)
10. Falling Up
11. The Clock Man
12. Years From Now, When I Am Gone
13. Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too

Hey everybody!

I've been playing The Crown at the Carolina Theatre for the better part of three years now, and it truly is starting to feel like home. Here's to many more collaborations with my friends over there, bringing high quality local, regional, and national music to the best venue in the Piedmont Triad.

All of these tunes have been recorded before, so I won't verbositize these notes with descriptions, beyond saying that 9 of these tunes are from my Shel Silverstein suite (found here: chadeby.bandcamp.com/album/the-sweet-shel-suite-music-inspired-by-shel-silverstein - Why not buy one today?), and the other 4 are songs dedicated to my two children and two of my favorite saxophonists (also found here: chadeby.bandcamp.com/album/broken-shadows - You get the drill).

There were a few bumps and bruises on the way through...but as my friend JD Allen says, "Falling down and recovering is fun....that's jazz."

Amen.

I'm once again humbled to share the stage with 2 of my colleagues at UNC-Greensboro, plus one of our outstanding alums who has taken his rightful place in the area's musical royalty. I love these guys, and we're making better music together and having more fun than anyone should be allowed to do. I hope you have fun listening!

Chad Eby, Jan. 2016

Chad Eby - soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones
Brandon Lee - trumpet and flugelhorn
Steve Haines - double bass
Daniel Faust - drums

All songs composed by Chad Eby - BMI
Recorded by Brandon Warren in The Crown at the Carolina Theatre; Greensboro, NC: August 2015
"Mixed" by Chad Eby (who was in over his head)
Photography by Stephen Bromberg & Carmen Eby
Chad Eby is a D'Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist
www.chadebymusic.com

With humble thanks and appreciation to Brandon, Steve, Daniel, and our friends at The Crown (especially Brandon Warren & Will Hilliard), as well as Larry 'Q' Draughn, a fantastic drummer with whom I also am blessed to work with regularly.

And to my friends and family, without whom music has no meaning:
Carmen, Spenser, Mira, Marc and Michelle, Mom and Dale, Bob & Barb, Cathi & Don, Andy & Debbie, Branford & Nicole, Gio, Wynton, Michael & Rosemary, THE WILLIES, Amanda, Pete & Nancy, Todd, Doug (DERG!), Matt, all the Geros, Wally, Byron, Will, Dave (DIRTY D), and all of my friends and peers in the PTJO

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released February 9, 2016

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Chad Eby Greensboro

Iowa native and North Carolina resident Chad Eby has earned widespread critical acclaim as “a consummate improviser” (Jazz Times), “has tremendous poise and natural melodic sense” (Ottawa Sun), and his ”tone is boundless, blues-inflected, and wholly satisfying” (AllAboutJazz.com). He is a Conn-Selmer and D'Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist.

"Chad Eby is a consummate artist." - Bill Charlap
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