Kind of Blue is the sort of jazz band you listen to when only the real thing will do.
First off, the group specializes in acoustic jazz, the kind of intense but mellow music that goes down well late. And, second, the acoustic sextet features a three-horn front line reminiscent of the great sextets of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, including John Coltrane’s early “Blue Trane” period.
Kind of Blue specializes in original arrangements of big-band era hits and jazz classics. “Kind of Blue is one of the most popular groups playing at Hobart’s,” said Gary Edighoffer, who books the club. The group will play at Hobart’s tonight and Saturday.
Other members of Kind of Blue include Andy Plamondon, trumpet; Dan Carlson, saxophone; Gene Herritz, piano; Brian Flick, bass; and Tom Schager, drums. Vocalist Gary Gemberling, a Sinatra specialist, will join the group on Saturday night, Molter said.