Paolo Fresu and Ralph Towner at Porgy & Bess: Chiaroscuro tour

March 2nd, 2010 § 0 |

Superb trumpet play, along with quiet mastery on the guitar. Your ears are there for Paolo Fresu but Ralph Towner makes it all possible.

I bought the Chiaroscuro CD while I was there. Surprisingly the CD is just a shadow of how Fresu and Towner play live together. This is one rare occasion where the live performance clearly outranks what the musicians can do in the studio. I guess you had to be there.

Porgy & Bess artistic director Christoph Huber was very animated after the show as well. It was one of the top five concerts I’ve ever attended there in five years.

Paolo Fresu on trumpet 3
Paolo Fresu on trumpet
Paolo Fresu on trumpet 2
Paolo Fresu on trumpet
Paolo Fresu on trumpet
Paolo Fresu on trumpet

Ralph Towner
Ralph Towner
Paolo Fresu on horn 2
Paolo Fresu on horn
Paolo Fresu on horn
Paolo Fresu on horn
All photos Alec Kinnear. Porgy and Bess, Vienna, 22 Febuary 2010.

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