El Paso Herald 1-22-72
"Chicago' Returns For Coliseum Booking A return booking within six months brings back the top- rated rock recording group, "Chicago" to El Paso Coliseum Coliseum in a two-hour concert beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday. The seven-member group weds elements of jazz, pop and blues, into an exciting sound. Chicago is noted for its powerful powerful music which builds and maintains tremendous musical tension. Their music is sheer guts and drive. Historically, as well as musically, musically, Chicago was born in the city of the same name. As art often tends to be influenced by its surroundings, such i? the case with Chicago. The effect was one of sophisticated urbanization meeting the natural natural common essence of Middle America. This factor is evident evident in their music. THE BACKGROUNDS Of each of the Chicago group has influenced all the others, creating creating a rare musical inerac- tion. Jim Pankow, who plays trombone, was schooled in the classics, then developed an interest in jazz that led him to the big bands and finally, through experience, to rock. Terry Kath broadened his rock beginnings to include the classical influences of Pankow. Pankow. Kath plays guitar. Organist Robert Lamm brought with him the grandeur and grace that he developed when he started singing in the church choir. TRUMPET PLAYER Lee Loughnane once played country-western country-western music in an Irish Show Band. Walt Parazaider studied jazz ai.d classical clarinet clarinet before learning that Chicago Chicago could provide him more freedom than could be obtained within the rigidity of a symphony orchestra. Bass player-vocalist Peter Cetera also began in rock and has since expanded his musical musical horizons after becoming a part of Chicago. Drummer Danny S e r a p h i n e studied music on a formal basis while playing in rock bands and listening listening closely to jazz. Advance tickets are on sale at Plaza Ticket Agency, Album Shop in Kern-Plaza Jincl Great Pant Mercantile in Cielo Vista.