Thursday, April 5, 2012
Now's the Time: The Rob Scheps/Frank Basile Quintet
I'm not ashamed to admit that Rob Scheps intimidates me. In addition to his imposing physical presence, Scheps brings a Bobby Knight-style intensity to the bandstand. He can be a scary dude. Scheps is also one of the greatest mainstream saxophonists I've encountered. He duets with Oregon bassist Glen Moore in the embedded clip. As Joe Klopus notes in his weekly column, Scheps and baritone saxophonist Frank Basile are touring with Kansas City-based musicians Roger Wilder, Bob Bowman and Brian Steever. The quintet perform Thursday, April 5, at Take Five Coffee + Bar and Saturday, April 7, at the Blue Room.