|Bill performing at 3 Dogs Grille in PC, 2012|
|Bill Doyle Trio backing up Cheryl Paige|
Below are Bill's remembrances of his favorite concert:
Dizzy Gillespie - Birdland NYC 1961
I was 15 years old. My Dad, being a musician, allowed me to take a bus from New Jersey to Manhatten with myfriend to see Dizzy. At Birdland, we were pretty close to the bandstand. When Dizzy and his group started to play, my love for jazz became cast in stone. I do not recall all of the musicians who were in his group on that date, but I was in awe. I had been studying drums for 3 years, at the time, and this night left a huge impression. Also, his cheeks...unbelievable expansion when he was playing. I thought, "what about embouchure? I guess it doesn't matter because this man is great."
|Live Dizzy recorded around the same time!|
Thank you Bill, for the great jazz flashback, and for getting the new poll off to a fantastic start! Here is Bill's Youtube page; and we'll be keeping you posted about his trio's upcoming dates! - PC Jazz