________________________________ September 2009
The Local Scene Story and photos by Frank Sole
Bucky Pizzarelli and Ed Laub Jazz
Up the Minstrel Coffeehouse
Friday, July 17 was a special night at the Minstrel Coffeehouse
in Morristown, marking only the second time in 30 years that the venerable traditional Folk music venue presented
a jazz night.
The event was a huge success, bringing out both the Folk music world’s cognoscenti as well as many jazz
fans. There was a capacity crowd and organizers eventually had to put chairs on the stage to accommodate the many music fans
in attendance. Lucky performed with his longtime friend and protégé Ed Laub who also played a seven-string guitar. Ed also
provided some very nice vocals on a few numbers including heartfelt renditions of "It Had to be You" and
"I Thought About You."
Frederic Chopin once said: "There is nothing more beautiful than the sound of a guitar, save perhaps two."
This was certainly true in Morristown last July 17 as Bucky and Ed held the audience in a musical rapture for the entire evening.
Tell them you saw it in Jersey Jazz!