Marc Copland Trio: Cafe Paradiso, Ottawa, Canada
Copland's last visit to Canada was in 2006, when he played a sublime two-night solo run at Montreal's Upstairs Club. It was great to finally get the opportunity to hear him in a trio setting. And, when the audience at Café Paradiso finally quieted down and gave Copland, Vedady and Fraboni the attention they were capable of commanding, their Ottawa performance dovetailed beautifully with the unseasonably temperate Ottawa weather to create a memorable evening of soft warmth, subtle eleganceand, occasionally, even simmering heat.
John R. Fowler