First I can’t believe I’ve been in Pat’s Trio (and sometimes Quintet) for 8 years now…
Time does fly, but working with (and for Pat) has been an education
So many things were learned from Pat directly whether it be philosophical outlooks, musical concepts, or stories of his past experiences on the road.
All of which have some vital wisdom interlaced in them. But also so much was learned with out him having to say a word. No matter how hard we played, or tired he might have been, he always made time for his fans after a show and would sit and talk with him. Of course learning to keep the energy and vibe strong thru an entire set, no getting lazy or playing down. I think it is important to observe how someone like Pat can lead from his instrument without having to say a word.
Pat Bianchi – Pat’s organist and band member