The James Band at Vito’s March 2 2013
After going classical at Town Hall with the Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra who performed Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 17 (1942) by Samuel Barber, The Garden of Fand (1913) by Arnold Bax and Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92 (1813) by Ludwig van Beethoven, all of which was stellar and rousing like only classical music can be, headed over to Vito’s and ended up in this nook behind the band, disco ball overhead, maroon velveteen warmth, First Hill crowd, a quartet of sax, guitar, drums and bass playing some covers (a Monk tune, Proud Mary too) and some originals as well, the drummer, Jeremy Jones, mesmerizing, a titan on the skins, his beats super inventive while backing The James Band, letting the bass player keep time as he played up, down and all around it and his solos jaw dropping, bad ass. Fun night.