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THE KEN CLARK TRIO feat. MYANNA

If there was a house band for "cool" this would be it. Four absolute masters of the craft that can rumble with anyone on any turf. Mike Mele on guitar just rips it open into a blend of Wes Montgomery, Grant Green and George Benson. Ken Clark is not of this world...keeping a bass rhythm to keep up with Steve Chaggaris on drums is one thing...to do it with your feet while you're rocking the organ as well? All of that just swirls around the sax of Myanna Pontoppidan which in itself would be enough to power a band. Add this up and it's...well, the house band for cool. From The Extended Play Sessions Fallout Shelter.

Listen to tracks like the beautiful 'Goodbye Mr. Smith' written by Ken Clark on the day the great Jimmy Smith passed away it is a tribute to the greatest influence on Ken Clark's musical journey. Clark is a master of the Hammond B3 both in technical ability and in the vast style and versatility of the legendary instrument. The trio shines with Mike Mele on guitar and Steve Chaggaris on drums with Myanna Pontoppidan on the sax. 'One World', by Myanna Pontoppidan is pure world class jazz performed by four of Boston's true masters of the art. Mike mele on guitar, Ken Clark on the Hammond B3, Steve Chaggaris on drums and Myanna on alto sax. Throwback to the golden era of post war bop, One World is reminiscent of Miles, Trane, Milt Jackson, Sonny Rollins...the greats.

The Ken Clark Trio feat. Myanna

Ken Clark - Hammond B3

Steve Chaggaris - drums

Mike Mele - guitar

Myanna Pontoppidan - saxophones

The Session Crew

Produced and edited by:
Bill Hurley

Cameras:
Maribeth Arena

Bill Hurley
H. Nat Stevens
Joanne Craig

Audio:
Eric Nordstrom
Connor Quigley

Mixed by:
Connor Quigley

Lighting/Special Effects:
Rick Smith

Stage Production:
Gerry Earabino

Photos:
Dan Busler Photography