Thanks to Bernie’s fans and the patrons and staff of Boxley’s for joining in to celebrate One By One, the new recording of BJQ released on January 28. The band performed two sets that included many tracks on the new album including “Bye Bye, Blackbird” and the title track by Wayne Shorter. Bernie’s double harmonies achieved on flute during “Night in Tunisia” captivated the crowd, and his version of “Kansas City,” arranged by Bob Hammer who was present for the event, brought cheers and laughter. Boxley’s owner and pianist Danny Kolke sat in on “Straighten Up and Fly Right” and a jazzy rendition of “Happy Birthday” for BJQ fan Margaret Britton.
One By One is the first release by BJQ since Live at the Farm recorded at The Herbfarm in 1996. It is Jacobs’ first release on the Pony Boy label.
A follow up celebration is planned for Friday, February 24 at Hiroshi’s on Eastlake, beginning at 7:30 pm.