Blue Lunch Featuring Special Guest Sax Gordon @ BOP STOP
When May 04, 2017, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tonight we present Blue Lunch with Special Guest Sax Gordon!
The late 1940’s and early 1950’s were a magical time in American musical history, when blues, rhythm & blues, swing and rock & roll were all one thing. Blue Lunch explores that music and makes it their own. From Cleveland, OH, the band features eight virtuoso musicians performing on guitar, piano, upright bass, drums, harp, saxophones, trumpet, and trombone. In addition to their instrumental work, Blue Lunch also boasts vocalists that includesdo-wop style harmonies in their repertoire. Blue Lunch has released six cds, Recorded Live at Wilberts, Eyes Wide Open, Not Live at the Copa, Big Sound Blues, Sideswiped, and Saxophone Shootout II.
No other performer on the scene today brings to life and pushes forward the great tradition of American R&B Sax like Sax Gordon.
Gordon has recorded and toured extensively with Matt "Guitar" Murphy as well as with the Duke Robillard Band with whom he also backed Blues and Swing greats Jimmy Witherspoon and Jay McShann on tours and recordings. International tours with Roomful of Blues, Junior Watson, John Hammond, Sherman Robertson, Toni Lynn Washington, and Soul legend Solomon Burke followed, while at home Gordon was being called upon to play with a who's who of American Blues and Soul music greats, including Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Little Milton, Ben E. King, Hubert Sumlin, Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave), Johnny Johnson, Howard Tate, Martha Reeves, and Johnny Copeland among others. Modern masters have also benefitted from Gordon's unique sound, as heard on CDs by Kim Wilson, Bryan Lee, Paul Oscher, Jerry Portnoy, Watermelon Slim, Ron Levy, and David Maxwell, but perhaps itʼs Gordon's ability to conjure up the style and feeling of past R&B sax masters that led to his being featured as soloist on albums by legends such as Champion Jack Dupree, Jimmy McGriff, Charles Brown, Pinetop Perkins, Billy Boy Arnold, and Rosco Gordon
Along the way Gordon won the Trophees France Blues (Instruments Divers) in 1998 and 2005, received W.C. Handy Blues Award nominations in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, and Blues Foundation Blues Award nominations in 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Bob Frank, Guitar
Bob Michael, Trombone
Chris Burge, Sax
Sax Gordon, Sax
Pete London, Vocals/Harmonica
Mike Rubin, Trumpet
Scott Flowers, Drums
Ray DeForest, Bass
Mike Sands, Piano