Chad Eby Quartet Releases "The Sweet Shel Suite: Music Inspired by Shel Silverstein"
Jazz Times calls him “a consummate improviser”, and AllAboutJazz.com “wholly satisfying”.
Saxophonist and UNC Greensboro Associate Professor of Music Chad Eby has just completed a “wholly satisfying” new CD inspired by the poetry of Shel Silverstein. “The Sweet Shel Suite” features Chad on tenor, alto and soprano sax alongside all-star colleagues Brandon Lee on trumpet, bassist Steve Haines, and UNCG alumnus Daniel Faust.
In today's show, you'll hear a sampling of “Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me, Too” and others from the new album. Want a chance to hear Chad and friends perform live? The Chad Eby Quartet album release concert is Saturday night, November 15th at 8:00 pm in UNCG School of Music (where Chad and colleagues also work with the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program) Recital Hall. It’s free, open to the public, and there’ll be CDs for sale.
Chad’s association with Silverstein’s poetry dates back to early childhood and collections like “Where the Sidewalk Ends”. But he says he’s become even more attached to the poems as an adult, reading them aloud to his children.