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the music by clicking here! GIGS: Most TUESDAYS from 6p~9p: ______________________________________________________________________________ Sunday, September 23, 8p ~ 12a Saturday, September 29, 9p~12a
Coming up on the evening of Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm: SCORE for the first six movements is here Ed's recently performed cantata, PURPLE DUSK AT THE MARGINS, can be viewed here. Thursday, March 29 YANKEE
BASEBALL!!! THE HARMONIOUS FIVE CD: Ed Alstrom (guitar), Dave Keyes (piano), Mark Berger (bass), Frank
Pagano (drums) - LEAD VOCALS: FP (track 5), MB (track 10), DK (track
15), EA (all others) ED'S ORGAN CD IS AVAILABLE TOO!!! It
is available for purchase at: revised 9/17/18
Ed Alstrom is the Music Program Coordinator at
CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Montclair, NJ
since September 11, 2016.
At this beautiful and historic church in the heart of Montclair, Ed will be playing their magnificent E.M. Skinner/Austin pipe organ and Steinway piano, directing their fabulous choirs, and facilitating greater congregational involvement in the music program. Come and check out a Sunday service at 10am!
CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
46 Park St. (corner of Claremont), Montclair, NJ 07042
Ed with Joe Sharone at THE CLASSIC QUICHE CAFE
330 Queen Anne Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666
Ed gets a rare opportunity to play just plain old straight-up jazz with the fantastic Joe Sharone on guitar, who happens to own this wonderful restaurant with his wife Charlene.
A beautiful mellow hang and great healthy food. BYOB. Call to see if Ed is playing; Joe is, regardless.
Ed with the CHARLIE JONES BAND
THE GREAT NOTCH INN
400 US 46, Little Falls, NJ
Goodness, what a band! The amazing Charlie Jones on guitar/vocals, Phil Butler on bass, Marco Giovino on drums,
and Ed on keyboards. At one of the greatest venues anywhere!
Ed with the ROB PAPAROZZI TRIO
1 First St, Rumson, NJ - 732.747.8396
Ed on piano with the Great Rob Paparozzi, a true wizard of the harmonica and a great entertainer, and Tommy 'Pipes' McConnell, lead singer with Blood Sweat and Tears, and the Blues Brothers. Fabulous oceanside venue with great seafood!
The World Premiere of Edward Alstrom's latest cantata for choir and jazz band
with the CPC Choir and Guests, soloists, and rhythm section.
at CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
46 Park St. (corner of Claremont), Montclair, NJ
Admission Free (free will offering will be taken)
Ed has written music to 10 of the poems by the obscure and eccentric Victorian-era poet Digby Mackworth Dolben, who left a significant body of work and a great deal of promise before his untimely deat in a drowning accident in 1867 at the tender age of 19. The music recalls the rich genre of 1970's progressive jazz, and has a lot of advanced harmonies.
MLB Opening Day, and Ed played Hammond Organ on MLB CENTRAL!
For more info, click here
For the fourth straight year, Ed plays organ in and out of commercial breaks (and more) on MLB Network's
opening day morning show, "MLB CENTRAL" from 10a to Noon EST
Ed is in his 15th season tickling the ivories of the mighty HAMMOND ELEGANTE at YANKEE STADIUM, on Saturdays, Sundays, and some weekdays here and there.
A 15-minute spot about an hour before game time, and of course, rousing renditions of "Happy Birthday" in the middle of the 6th, and "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" in the middle of the 7th (all 45,000 fans singing lustily along!!).
Info about the team, of course, is at www.yankees.com
Wanna Hear You Say Yeah!
all singing, all the time!
The Harmonious 5 are pleased to present their debut album. Their passion for "vintage R&B" is displayed in these grooves, and an irresistible energy and danceable beat is maintained throughout. These fellows from New Jersey sing and play their instruments (simultaneously) with a "joie de vivre" which we hope will bring you great joy in listening and partying.
Produced by The Harmonious Five
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mark Berger
1 The Real Thing (Lowman Pauling)
2 Down in the Alley (Jesse Stone)
3 Truck & Trailer (Aaron Collins, Jr.)
4 Go Ahead and Burn (Robert 'Bob' Moore)
5 Idol With The Golden Head (Leiber, Stoller)
6 Greasy Chicken (Andre Williams)
7 Miss Sticks (Raymond Lewis, Naomi Neville)
8 Move Mr. Man (Rebecca Nichols, Berry Gordy, Jr.)
9 Johnny Little (Chris Kenner)
10 Thing-A-Ma-Jig (Christopher Harris Jr.)
11 I Got To Learn To Mambo (Syd Wyche, Joyce Bennett)
12 Put A Chain On It (Andre Williams)
13 Miss Sticks Again (Raymond Lewis, Naomi Neville)
14 Don't Be Ashamed (Lowman Pauling)
15 Young Blood (J. Leiber, M. Stoller, J. Pomus)
16 Thirty Second Lover (Lowman Pauling)
17 Sent Up (Lance Finnie, Mack Rice)
This is Ed's first CD featuring him on Hammond Organ, and here he is joined by the prodigious talents of Charlie Jones on guitar and Don Guinta on drums. The material is mostly originals by Ed, with a couple by Charlie, and 3 cover songs.
Musically, it's all over the map (if you know Ed, you'd probably expect that it would be), and attempts to operate within the grand organ trio tradition while infusing it with a rawness and energy not always heard in that bag.
http://cdbaby.com/cd/EdAlstrom1 - packaged CD or download
http://www.digstation.com/EdAlstrom - download of individual tracks or the whole album
Tempted? Wanna hear some? Click below for a sample of the first cut:
"Smokers Hack" (mp3)
COMING UP/GOING ON/ONGOING:
the music by clicking here!
Most TUESDAYS from 6p~9p:
Sunday, September 23, 8p ~ 12a
Saturday, September 29, 9p~12a
Coming up on the evening of Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm:
SCORE for the first six movements is here
Ed's recently performed cantata, PURPLE DUSK AT THE MARGINS, can be viewed here.
Thursday, March 29
THE HARMONIOUS FIVE CD:
Ed Alstrom (guitar), Dave Keyes (piano), Mark Berger (bass), Frank
Pagano (drums) -
LEAD VOCALS: FP (track 5), MB (track 10), DK (track
15), EA (all others)
ED'S ORGAN CD IS AVAILABLE TOO!!!
is available for purchase at: