Edmonton Journal from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on April 10, 1985 · 37
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Edmonton Journal from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada · 37

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Entertainment THE EDMONTON JOURNAL, Wednesday, April 10, 1985 C5 EDITOR: Jim McNulty, 429-5345 Chicago puts on a classy show Chicago vocalist and bass guitarist Peter Cetera . . . showed effects of sore throat By HELEN METELLA Journal Staff Writer To steal a leaf from their song-book, Chicago is a hard habit to break. The venerable, horn-saturated rock band attracted a whopping 25,000 fans to Northlands Coliseum Tuesday night and even this chronically cynical observer, who purports to like nothing past Chicago III, was tremendously impressed with their classy, mature and unexpectedly vigorous performance. Bassist and lead singer Peter Cetera still seemed on occasion to be suffering the ill effects of a sore throat which caused the cancellation of shows in Winnipeg and Calgary earlier this week. But since he had the good taste to link up with a band notable for its individual virtuosity, he was assured of a lusciously soft safety blanket whenever his nodes seemed stretched too tautly. Mind you, Cetera's loss turned into the crowd's gain as his percussionist brother Kenny knocked off glistening falsetto and fabled Bay Area musician Bill Champlin (with Sons of Champlin he predated both Chicago and Blood, Sweat and Tears in adding horns to the traditional rock format) spotlighted his deep, flavorful vocals especially effectively on the singles Hard Habit to Break and Along Comes A Woman. Chicago is a spectacularly mo- Chicago Northlands Coliseum bile group, with complete instrument change-ups virtually every tune, but none is more amazingly versatile than Champlin. It's always unusual to see a good keyboardist who also excels on guitar. Naturally, one expects a Chicago show to give the horn section a prominent display but the graceful dance that trombonist Jimmy Pankow executed in Along Comes A Woman and the blistering ensemble blowing that modernized Beginnings gives new cachet to the skill. Don't be surprised if the teenager you know badgers you for a mouthpiece soon. Chicago is often criticized for being too mushy and MOR, but when Cetera banished the horns and launched into the hard-edged Living On the Line from his solo album, the show lagged for the only time all night. Though tough and no doubt air-playable, the song is mediocre. Best they stick to what they do best. Stand-up comic Allen Kaye warmed the crowd of teenagers and yuppies with several giggles but he proved that if it wasn't for sex and drugs and Jack Nicholson, comedians these days would have very little material. Funny? Quite often. Orginal? No. Jazz pianists to play in city Two jazz pianists, one from Connecticut, the other from Sweden, play the Yardbird Suite over the next five days. Bob Dorough, 61 the only singer to have recorded with Miles Davis in the last 20 years begins a four-night stint at the Suite tonight, accompanied by bassist Bill Takas, 52, formerly with the Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band, Ten Wheel Drive, and Labelle. In addition to his piano and singing chores, Dorough has written material for Tony Bennett, Blossom Dearie, Mel Tonne and Herbie Mann. He's also produced LPs for Roberta Flack and Spanky and Our Gang. Dorough appeared on Miles Davis' 1967 LP Sorcerer, believed to be the only occasion when the legendary trumpeter has used a vocalist in a recording. The DoroughTakas dates are scheduled to begin each evening at 9. Making his only Canadian appearance Sunday, beginning at 8:30 p.m., is Michael J. Smith, 46. An American by birth, Smith moved to Paris in 1973, then Sweden two years later. Influenced by Bill Evans, Cecil Taylor and Paul Bley, he's worked with Steve Lacy. He'll be appearing at the Suite as a solo. Audition dates set for singers By BARNABY PAGE Journal Staff Writer Edmonton singers can put two big dates in their diaries for the next weeks, when Pro Coro Canada and Edmonton Opera Chorus hold auditions. Pro Coro, one of Canada's four professional choirs, has vacancies for 14 paid positions (three each of sopranos and tenors, four each of altos and basses). Remuneration is on a contract basis and plans for the 1985-86 season's five Edmonton series concerts include performances of Francis Poulenc's Figure Humaine and Claudio Monteverdi's Venetian Vespers of 1640. ConSept, a virtuoso group of seven singers attached to Pro Coro, has vacancies for two each of sopranos and tenors and one each of alto and bass, paid on a salary basis. Plans for the 1985-86 season comprise 11 series concerts (including five with Pro Coro), touring and recording. ConSept has in the past made cross-Canada and European tours. And Collegium Vocale, attached to Pro Coro, has unpaid positions vacant for two each of altos and tenors and three each of sopranos and basses. This group is concerned with the study and performance of early music and undertakes apprentice work with Pro Coro and ConSept. Further details on these auditions, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, are available from Pro Coro at 420-1247. French production satirizes language Joualez-moi d'amour comes to La Boite a Popicos April 12 in a production by the Theatre du Coyote. The Jean Barbeau satire has linguistic targets international and continental French against Parisien Argot and Joual. The title is the French Canadian equivalent of "jive me with love," a play on the old French song Parlez-moi d' Amour. And it deals with political and social issues as well. Gisele Lemire, founder of the two-year-old theatre, directs a cast which includes Isabelle Douvisi and Normand Vincent. Joualez-moi d'amour runs through April 21. 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