Early Elton Trio
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~ EE~ Early Elton Trio - A Tribute to the Elton John, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson trio tours of 1970 - 1972 featuring: Jeff Kazee - piano, vocals Rich Pagano - drums, vocals John Conte - bass, vocals.
As the story goes, Elton's label didn't have the funds to send him out to tour the US with a full band, yet Elton need to promote his imminent releases. Having decided on Dee and Nigel, Elton then rearranged the songs and vocals to fit within the limitations of his new lineup. Suddenly, a new sound emerged that was both raw and poignant.
While Jeff, John and Rich have used rare video, bootleg recordings and even Elton's own home demos in shaping their collective vision of Elton's Trio Period, they will be blurring the lines between replication and innovation slightly, while still capturing and utilizing the spirit, mood and energy from those early tours.
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4417 Main St
Philadelphia, PA, 19127