Bruce Abbott & Dennis Costa: Echoes of a Century
Echoes of a Century - Bruce Abbott (alto and soprano saxophone & flute) and Dennis Costa (classical, steel-string and arch-top guitar) present an exciting program in a variety of styles from classical to jazz to popular song. Featuring compositions by George Gershwin, Maurice Ravel, Jimmy Dorsey, Thelonious Monk, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luis Bonfa, Astor Piazzolla, Ralph Towner and the Beatles. Highlights include unique medleys of Porgy and Bess, Black Orpheus and Abbey Road.
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ECHOES OF A CENTURY highlights some of our favorite music from the 20th century. We initially performed this program in Autumn 1999 and had several concerts scheduled for 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic those concerts were cancelled. We decided to face this creative challenge by recording an album of the music. Rehearsals took place online, then we each recorded our parts separately from our homes in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Through the techniques of file sharing and overdubbing we were able to combine our parts and complete the recordings for this album. It’s been a joyful journey and the two of us look forward to creating more music together in the 21st century!