THREE-FIFTHS OF Chris Aschman’s jazz quintet managed to fit onto the tiny stage upstairs at Jose Pistola’s, where the crimson glow makes musicians look like they’re playing in Amsterdam’s red-light district.
Aschman, a 29-year-old trumpet player, stayed on the floor, next to the saxophonist.
Then, the bassist reached overhead and turned off the TV and the audience of 20-somethings switched their attention from NCAA basketball to a funky, odd-time-signature groove driven by a young drummer in a Phillies cap who stomps on the kick drum like he’s got something to prove.
The song, called “UCB,” short for “Undercover Brother,” is an Aschman original, as were nine of the 11 songs his group played at the Center City bar earlier this month.
Here is a great opportunity for Tri-County area musicians looking to get some air time!
REQUEST: Local Musicians and Bands… WE WANT YOUR MUSIC TO AIR!
That’s right “The Buzz” wants to include and highlight more local music into our daily format. If you are a local performer or band and have original material we want to hear it and help promote the great sounds generating from the tri-county area and beyond. Please forward a copy of your CD, a bio and a schedule of your performance dates to the attention of our Programming Director at 224 Maugers Mill Rd, Pottstown, PA 19464.