As those who reentered
the festival site regained their seats upon the wonderful hill
that is a natural amphitheater, the first notes of the day’s
lineup began to play. These belonged to Go Trio who consisted
of Gene Perla on bass, Sean Gough on piano, and Doug Hirlinger
on drums along with Jeannie Brooks on vocals. The music was smooth
and invigorating while Jeannie’s solid voice penetrated
the air and sliced through it like a microwaved knife through
warm butter. The word, “Wow” does not suffice in describing
their performance, but it seems to be the best I can do in searching
for a way to do so. Wow.
had GREAT feedback. I know there were not a lot of people there.
I think the word JAZZ scared them away. But one reason we exist
is to educate about some of the other things out there in the
world, with which we may not be familiar. For us who attended
IT WAS GRAND. Karen Gordy has not come down to earth yet. I will
remember the evening -- "not for just a day . . . but ALWAYS".
And that song makes me weep to think of it. We are so glad you
took time from your busy schedule
a memorable event....for all."
cannot tell you how much I appreciated you putting me on the guest
list so that I could hear you and your trio play that beautiful
music. And your singer will have to have Diane Krall step aside.
It was such a joy for me and all of us to hear you. Thank you,
thank you for thinking of me and sharing that wonderful experience
with me. It brought tears to my eyes as well. What a great gift
you have and that you share it with so many. Thanks again, dear
Gene, and every good wish to you and your amazing career as a
"You guys sounded
great Gene Perla at play. One of the powerhouse bassists of all
times. Elvin Jones did wonderful work with this giant of the instrument."
"I had the pleasure
and privilege of hearing your trio and stellar vocalist.
Please put me on your mailing list so I can know of future performance
I have been listening to this music for a long time and (Sean)
you are an exceptionally gifted musician."
"Was unfamiliar with
you until I checked out the trio's website.
Brilliant stuff, man. Really impressed."
sound!! Would definitely
love to hear these guys perform again.”
"The trio is reminiscent,
in sonic texture, of a combination of Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans,
with a slant toward playing mainly standards in an advanced manner
(the pianist often played in a different key than at the beginning
of a tune and often different than that of the bass player). The
music did swing... but the swing was quite cerebral, yet accessible.
It was beautiful playing all around."
Gough's creative twists on the standards led to an
interesting game of 'Name That Tune.'"
thought you guys were great and I'd like to get a recording of
a brief note to let you know how much we enjoyed last nite at
Twins Jazz Club. It was a new experience for us, and it was plain
terrific. We'll root for your continued success, which we are
certain will happen. Keep up the good work."
music! Wow! I think the pianist is FANTASTIC!"
"It is my pleasure
to know such amazing artists."
"GO GO GO, you guys
"Just a fast note
to say how much we all enjoyed the gig last night...
you have a wonderful trio!... enjoyed the great bass lines and
the drummer complimented the music perfectly never overplaying,
and the pianist knocked everyone out... hope to catch you down
Mercy, Mercy' made me want to dance!
It's all great and I'm sure they will love you!"