Vancouver based Jazz piano legend Bruno Hubert brought his trio, including steady collaborators James Meger (bass) and Joe Poole (drums), to the bustling Pat’s Pub in the storied and historic Patricia Hotel this past July 23rd.
The Jazz Shed was there to capture this unique and inimitable stylist and arranger of The Great American Songbook as he ran through such fan favorites as Caravan, French Waltz, Golden Earing, Lullaby of Birdland, Love For Sale and more.
This session followed on the earlier stellar performance by this same trio at the Vogue Theater during the TD Vancouver International Jazz festival which received a top 10 best citation from The Vancouver Province newspaper.
We have posted three videos to our YouTube Channel for your viewing and listening pleasure. Discussions are in the works for a vinyl record release of the very best of this live trio session. For more information, and to stay informed please contact us.
Bruno Schubert is a unique and (to me) shockingly delightful surprise on the Vancouver Jazz scene. In fact, I wouldn’t restrict this assessment to just the local Vancouver Jazz microcosm. I have been studying, playing and listening to jazz constantly for 35 years and Bruno is the real thing. Rather than try to explain why I think he is important, I would just invite you to listen to his playing, and indeed his arranging and the way he compels his group (listen to his maraca and tamborin work) through his unique and entrancing treatment of Love For Sale with a deceptive Night In Tunisia intro.