Bill Fulton Band at La Ve Lee – Bill Fulton and his 7 piece jazz-fusion and smooth jazz ensemble will perform on Tuesday April 26th at La Ve Lee in Studio City. Sax superstar Ernie Watts and vocalist Jeff Robinson will be featured. Also featuring Larry Steen (bass), David Derge (drums), Anne King (trumpet), Rick Rossi (alto sax), and Jacques Voyemant (trombone).
6/1/05 5:38pmScott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene (Jazz Around Town)Keyboardist Bill Fulton led a very versatile band at La Ve Lee (4/26/05). His septet featured trumpeter Anne King, trombonist Jacques Voyemant, altoist Rick Rossi, the great tenor-saxophonist Ernie Watts, electric bassist Larry Steen, and drummer David Derge. The group was flexible enough to sound like a little big band and could also switch to “R&B-ish” fusion when it fit the song. Fulton’s arrangements and electric piano gave the band it’s own distinctive personality on several originals (including “The Road Home” and the gospel-ish “New Religion”), Cedar Walton’s “Bolivia,” and an unusual up-tempo version of “‘Round Midnight.” Jeff Robinson guested for a couple soulful vocals on Stevie Wonder’s “Too High” and “Only so Much Oil.” Ranging from straight-ahead jazz to funky jazz, the Bill Fulton Septet put on a well-paced program and showed that they are well worth checking out
|Artist: Bill Fulton Band with Ernie Watts
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Time: 9:38 pm
La Ve Lee - CLOSED
12514 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604