Richard Shulman Trio Previews Music for New Album
Sunday, January 20 - 7:30 p.m.- The Richard Shulman Trio. Jazz. $12 advance/ $15 door
Pianist/composer Richard Shulman has graced the White Horse Black Mountain stage as a soloist, a member of one of the several ensembles he leads, and as a much sought-after accompanist. On Sunday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. he returns at the helm of The Richard Shulman Trio, with Zack Page on bass and Rick Dilling on drums. The Trio is the rhythm section of The Richard Shulman Group, who with saxophonist Jacob Rodriguez and vocalist Wendy Jones recorded last year’s “Turned Into Lemonade” album.
There’s a story behind the Trio’s performance at White Horse. According to Richard, “Last year we were hired to play at the Gallery at Flat Rock for an event where artist Marsha Hammel painted the trio as we were playing. The painting is extraordinary and Marsha gave me permission to use it for an album cover. The offer was too good not to follow up on!”
“So I gathered some of my favorite original tunes and have scheduled the recording of a new album to be called “Waltzing Out-of-Town.” Our gig at the White Horse is a preview of the album for a live audience and also for ourselves as we prepare to record.”
The music will span compositions from as early as the '70s and as recent as this month. “Waltzing Out of Town” will be Shulman’s seventh jazz recording and his second trio album. “The White Horse has served as a wonderful home for jazz and I’m appreciative to (owner) Bob Hinkle for his continued support”, says Shulman.