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- Sophie Faught
That same exciting edginess and simpatico happened at Flat 12 with Sean Imboden’s melodic tenor sax partnering with Tucker’s singerly guitar, Brian Yarde adding an extra bit of swag on drums and Kevin Anker on Hammond Organ swelling the sound.
Anker was equally at the fulcrum with Chris Pyle on drums backing inimitable blues vocalist Tad Robinson at Twenty Tap on Sept. 14. This trio breathes together so exquisitely the feel of the story resonates through your bones. It’s not only the story Robinson is imparting—it’s equally the world in which the words are living.
I missed Tuesday’s program at Sun King, so I’ve had to recall the range from hard bop to sultry inspired by Jared Thompson and Quartet. Gratefully, Pub Creep volunteers let me know “the group was great, as expected.”
The saxophone ruled this year’s Pub Creep programming. Credit Dixon, a.k.a. “Indy’s Mayor of Jazz” with putting it all together — a task way harder than matching up any other part of the expansive 10-day festival appearing all-around town.
A loyal following is a special part of the Pub Creep experience. Patrons who otherwise cannot afford participating show up at each of the venues and readily share their impressions of players and ambiance.
“I feel like I’m contributing by buying a pint or two and putting dollars in the collection bucket every night,” one patron told me. “And I like watching what’s going on as much as hearing the music.”
Thanks to Brewers of Indiana Guild for underwriting the players.