October 22nd, 2009
Seattle pianist Marc Seales showed the breadth of his current artistic projects with The Paris Suite featuring Evan Flory-Barnes, Larry Barrileu, and D’Vonne Lewis, Fred Hamilto, and Thomas Marriot on Wednesday night at Tula’s. Beautiful evocations of Paris in the ear. Intense energy across the group enjoyed by a full house.
“Seattle pianist and UW jazz studies educator Marc Seales will exhibit the breadth of his artistic vision and his immense talents as a soloist across two nights and two distinct performances at Tula’s. Wednesday’s performance presents his Paris Suite, featuring bassist Evan Flory-Barnes, drummer D’Vonne Lewis, and percussionist Larry Barrileau. On Thursday, Seales will lead the American Songbook Group with drummer Garry Hobbs, bassist Dave Captein, trumpeter Cuong Vu, and the guitarist Fred Hamilton. Seales has earned great regional and national acclaim for his work with bop legend Don Lanphere and his trio New Stories, which includes drummer John Bishop and bassist Doug Miller. Seales has also performed with such legends as Joe Henderson, Benny Carter, Bobby Hutcherson, and Art Pepper. ” from Earshot Jazz Festival Program