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“Medical Record” album release party with Tyler Westcott & Dr. Jazz
Saturday, June 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Join Tyler Westcott & Dr. Jazz at the legendary Sportsmens Tavern, for a special matinee show to celebrate their pandemic release “Medical Record”.
“Medical Record” is a collaboration between Tyler Westcott (Folkfaces, Banjo Juice Jazz band) and Brian “Dr. Jazz” Bauer (Dr. Jazz & the Jazzbugs). Recorded just before lockdown in Tyler’s home by Ben Haravitch and Circus Tent Studio. Incredible artwork by Alison Coté. The album features mostly blues and jazz music of the ’20s and ’30s. This record was released during the lockdown on October 31st but due to covid restrictions there was never a release party! Tickets $10
“Isn’t it great to be alive in 1920? I can wind up my Victrola, put the needle down on “Medical Record” by Tyler Westcott & Dr. Jazz, and do the Charleston all night long.
Wait a minute — it’s 2020? Well, you wouldn’t know it listening to this wonderful, time-warping collection of tunes. With a 40-year age difference, Buffalo-based musicians Westcott & Dr. Jazz (Brian Bauer) might seem like an odd couple. But the combination of Westcott’s old-timey banjo, guitar and voice with Dr. Jazz’s phenomenal multi-woodwind excursions makes for a perfect match.” – Ron Netsky (Rochester City Newspaper)
“One of the more fascinating duos to make the rounds in the WNY region is that of Tyler Westcott and Brian “Dr. Jazz” Bauer. Each bridge a forty years age gap with an undying love for old-style jazz. Westcott calls their recently released new album, “Medical Record,” a collection of “old-timey jazz and blues tunes.” An indication of the unique fun and flair personality each brings to jazz.” – Tony Zambito (JazzBuffalo)
“Westcott takes vocal duties and accompanies on guitar and banjo while Dr. Jazz switches between clarinet, tenor, and soprano saxophones. Although guitar/banjo and reed duets were not unheard of in the 1920s and ’30s, few period recordings of such combos exist. By that token alone, the cuts on Medical Record are not just carbon copies of the originals. More than checking all the boxes (which to be sure, they do) the duo breathes fresh air into these songs and keeps the spirit of the music alive.” – Greg Barresi (writer & musician)
Rochester City Newspaper