World renowned cornetist Warren Vaché and clarinetist Allan Vaché will join forces for an evening of jazz in Morristown on Sept. 27 to open the Bickford Theatre’s fall season.
The Vaché Brothers Band will include pianist Mark Shane, drummer Joe Ascione and bassist Nicki Parrott. All have performed at the Bickford Theatre before, and are lead performers in their own groups.
“I prefer the larger, rounder and more mellow sound of the cornet,” explains Warren Vaché. “I find it easier to make a cornet sound bright than to make a trumpet sound mellow. The cornet is a marvelously expressive instrument that has been overlooked in our modern age. It allows me a larger pallet of color with which to paint.”
“Warren Vaché is my hero,” writes a reviewer from jazzspot.com, “because he plays with integrity, talent and warmth in a style that is romantic, passionate and reflective of players 50 years ago.”
Critics have described Warren Vaché’s horn work as “lyrical,” “daring,” “warm” and “exciting.”
“There are few musicians able to match Warren Vaché’s ability to lay bare the very core of a song, and extract from it the most bewitching melodic possibilities,” writes one. Andre Previn summed it up by saying, “God he’s good! It actually makes me happy when he plays.”
Critic John S. Wilson of the New York Times described Allan Vaché as “a clarinetist whose solos were strong and full bodied.”
Allan Vaché has become a much sought-after performer at jazz and swing venues around the world.
“Vaché is the proprietor of a big, rich, round tone across all registers,” writes John McDonough in Downbeat, “and swings with a fierce, caution-to-the-wind abandon.”
He is known for his ability to make complicated pieces look easy.
“He makes a sport out of improvisation,” according to one reed player.
The 90-minute show starts at 8 pm. Seats are $15 in advance, by calling the box office at (973) 971-3706, or $18 at the door.