Charlie Apicella & Iron City

Charlie Apicella & Iron City

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2018-06-30 10:00 pm - 2018-07-01 12:00 am

Charlie Apicella & Iron City’s fifth record is a testament to the band’s 10th anniversary as they approach their 2,000th gig milestone.

In the spirit of legendary organist Jack McDuff, this hard bop burner transports you to the soulful, toe tapping, smoke-filled rooms of life on the Chitlin Circuit!

One Night Only: a tribute to Jack McDuff was featured WBGO Radar, Michael Bourne’s Blues Break, and Jazz After Hours on Public Radio International.  

BIO

Charlie Apicella has been mentored in improvisation and composition by Yusef Lateef, Pat Martino, and Dave Stryker.

Charlie Apicella is an Eastman Guitars Featured Artist, a Guild Guitars Sponsored Artist and a ZT Amplifiers Official Artist.  He is a regular contributor to Vintage Guitar Magazine‘s YouTube channel.

He has written lessons for DownBeat and Just Jazz Guitar magazines and has been profiled in Vintage Guitar and Hot House magazines.

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QUOTES

“I think you will find that “Sparks” will light the artistic fires of the soul and intellect.” Heartfully, YUSEF LATEEF

 

“New York’s Apicella is a big time soloist an comping artist and his strengths shine on his latest.

His playing behind Sonny Fortune’s soloing on “Lookin’ East” is a joy to hear.”

“As a player, Apicella immediately brings to mind Grant Green. He’s funky, he’s bluesy, and he’s not afraid to get dirty at times…Apicella and band have that perfect jazz rapport that allows them to be tight as hell and play off each other beautifully.” JOHN HEIDT, Vintage Guitar Magazine

 

“Apicella’s playing shines…[he] is aware of the straight-ahead tradition, showcasing his Wes Montgomery influence…Apicella’s guitar sound is bright and clean, and easily cuts through the huge sound of the organ.” TIM FISCHER, Just Jazz Guitar Magazine

“Apicella is a lithe, swinging guitarist with an affinity for the contrasting styles of both Grant Green and Wes Montgomery…An all-around impressive debut by a guitarist of substance.” MARK GARDNER, Jazz Journal