Paul Gabriel Blues Trio

Paul Gabriel Blues Trio

 New Haven, Connecticut, USA
BandBluesAdult Contemporary

Paul Gabriel Blues Trio with Lonnie Gasperini on Organ, Paul Gabriel on Guitar and Marcel on Drums. Lonnie Gasparini a soulful jazz organist whom has performed with many artists including George Benson, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, and recorded with Cecil Taylor and Sam Rivers. Paul Gabriel is an Electric Blues guitarist, Singer/Songwriter and a recording session musician. Grammy Nominated and has appeared on three albums by singer-songwriter Harry Chapin. Marcel - Music Director

Biography

Paul Gabriel Blues Trio with Lonnie Gasperini on Organ, Paul Gabriel on Guitar and Marcel on Drums. Lonnie Gasparini a soulful jazz organist whom has performed with many artists including George Benson, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, and recorded with Cecil Taylor and Sam Rivers. Paul Gabriel is an Electric Blues guitarist, Singer/Songwriter and a recording session musician. Grammy Nominated and has appeared on three albums by singer-songwriter Harry Chapin. Marcel - Music Director

Marcel and Beyond the Sun are featured in the Jazz Musical "The Journey of E" an anthology of the history of jazz and an homage to Edith Piaf, hence the E in the title, The show brings the audience of today from the era of prohibition in America, through the hard times of the great depression on a voyage to Europe where the alluring Parisian influence of the "chanson" begins. In Paris, the city of light and love, where romantic music of the late 30's and 40's is brought to life.

About MABTS..

Marcel & Beyond the Sun is a Contemporary Jazz band, playing Concerts, Shows, Festivals and Clubs throughout the United States and Europe. They have appeared on ABC, CBS and NBC and their music has been used on American Airlines and Delta onboard jazz radio and has been licensed to the Independent Coffee Network and Whole Foods Markets. Their show includes the very popular "chanson" style, jazz vocals and rhythmic middle eastern grooves, including many originals.
Beyond the Sun's shows and concerts have a contemporized edge with use of multimedia and vocalists. Beyond the Sun is a well-rehearsed show performing to small and large audiences and is well received and has been used for corporate events as well as private Jazz Parties.
Marcel, drummer and producer of BEYOND THE SUN , has put together a show that has specific themes for seasonal performances and can be customized as well for special events. Their music is from their recordings, some original and many classic jazz sounds, sometimes during bigger shows and upon request, they are using special lighting and multimedia video during their performance; it makes a BEYOND THE SUN show an exciting audience experience.

About Marcel:

Recording Artist and Motivational Speaker, Producer,Drummer, Composer
Marcel P. Blanchet

While studying at Berklee College of Music, he became involved in and studied Commercial Jingle writing. He began working with the television station WJAR TV 10 in Providence Rhode Island, writing jingle and news intros, and recording commercial spots. This led him down the road to recording drums and percussion for others, including touring and playing drums in the Broadway shows, Ain 't Misbehavin ', Guys and Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat and ElJohn a Tribute to Elvis. After moving to Florida and getting involved with CBS and the Miami sound in the early 1980s, he started recording and performing with CBS recording artist, Richard Williams and MCA recording artist Tony Chance. Working with Eddie Fisher, the Ink Spots, The Platters and playing shows, night clubs, concert halls and going on the road touring with many touring acts and shows. Marcel landed in Nashville, Tennessee, where he continued recording jingles, Radio and TV commercials sound tracks and production music used in documentaries and corporate presentations and started to work with SONY Tree Productions, I was recording for songwriters who wanted to land their own recording deals". Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville, works include Brooks & Dunn, Lee Ann Womack and Blake Shelton and many others.
Marcel is now in demand as a drum clinician motivational speaker.
Endorsed by SPAUN drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Amedia Hand Hammered Turkish Cymbals, PEACE drums and percussion, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Prentice Practice Pads and Billdidit Coady Clutch. Marcel is known as an expert in the field, he demonstrates new drum and percussion products and uses his drumming skills to motivate his audiences to keep on striving for greater accomplishments. Sharing his story and lessons learned with audiences of all ages, he strengthens attitudes and helps build creativity.


Lyrics

Black Coffee

Written By: Paul Francis Webster

I'm feeling mighty lonesome
Haven't slept a wink
I walk the floor and watch the door
And in between I drink
Black coffee
Love's a hand me down brew
I'll never know a Sunday
In this weekday room

I'm talking to the shadows
from 1 o'clock til 4
And lord, how slow the moments go
When all I do is pour
Black coffee
Since the blues caught my eye
I'm hanging out on Monday
My Sunday dreams to dry

Now a man is born to go a lovin'
A woman's born to weep and fret
To stay at home and tend her oven
And drown her past regrets
In coffee and cigarettes

I'm moaning all the morning
and mourning all the night
And in between it's nicotine
And not much heart to fight
Black coffee
Feelin' low as the ground
It's driving me crazy just waiting for my baby
To maybe come around... around
I'm waiting for my baby
To maybe come around

My nerves have gone to pieces
My hair is turning gray
All I do is drink black coffee
Since my man's gone away

Discography

Somewhere Paradise - Marcel and Beyond the Sun
Black Coffee - Marcel & Beyond the Sun
Marcel and Magnifique Live @ the Blackstone
A Woman's Touch - Ryan Larson
Dancing With Angels - West of Yesterday
Brazill - Marcel
Nutmeg Jazz Orchestra
Love Song - Tony Chance

Set List

The Journey of E - Jazz Musical

1. Frere Jacques – A teasing rhyme to mock the Dominican Monks, in France the Jacobin order, known for their sloth and comfortable lifestyles.
Mahler used it as the basis for the Third movement of his symphony #1.

2. West End Blues – 1928- Joe “King” Oliver, set on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, a thriving weekend summer resort with dance pavilions. One of Louis Armstrong’s recordings with Zutty Singleton (where it was repeated several times) was scratched because Zutty dropped a cymbal (which Louis never let him forget!).

3. Love Me or Leave Me –( C ) 1928 – introduced on Broadway in play “Whoopee”. Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn.

4. Bei Mir Bist Du Schon 1932 – first performed in states at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, popular in Nazi Germany until its Jewish origins were discovered.

5. Let’s Have Another Cup of Coffee – 1932- Irving Berlin, comedy, Face the Music. Set in an automat like Horn and Hardart, once wealthy c