ISB member Phil Palombi will be playing Scott LaFaro’s bass with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra on two nights in May at the fabled Village Vanguard club (May 4th and May 11th). The instrument’s return marks 54 years since the legendary “Sunday Afternoon at the Village Vanguard” recording, a live set by the Bill Evans Trio featuring Scott LaFaro’s visionary contributions. The album has never been out of print since 1961.

In 2014, Barrie Kolstein gifted the Scott LaFaro Bass to the ISB, and that gift will be dedicated during the 2015 ISB Convention in Fort Collins, Colorado

Phil wrote on Facebook:  “My mind is officially blown. I got to the club early to play, of course. Scott LaFaro’s bass on THIS stage- the Village Vanguard. It’s THE sound, that sound from the records. Words can not describe.”