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Secret for 09/12/04
Robert Bell and Reynold Philipsek – Two Gypsy Jazzy releases

What’s not to love about a gentle-faced man perched upon a stool, strumming away on a guitar with apparent ease yet pumping out a hauntingly beautiful sound? Three cheers for Robert Bell. Chances are you’ve caught sight (or sound) of this cat, as he’s practically a fixture of The Times’ and Jitters’ stages, working a solo act, fronting his little combo The Bellcats, and providing accompaniment for the sassy songstress Erin Schwab and her brassy cabaret shows. Tonight Bell shines as he celebrates the release of his debut album Gypsy Tendencies. Joining Bell will be fellow Gypsy Jazzster Reynold Philipsek, also celebrating a release. The two will swap rhythm and solo duties throughout the evening, treating you to a myriad of original material as well as good ol? standards of the Gypsy Jazz genre. Sit back, relax, and let the music take you. 8:30 p.m. The Times Bar and Cafe, 201 E. Hennepin Av., Minneapolis. 612-617-8098.