Highlights from night one: Carl Fischer’s flugelhorn solo on “Zanzibar,” and not having to hear “Walk This Way” (Steven Tyler was a special guest Friday, along with Garth Brooks and Roger Daltrey). Stereo Gum 2008 Shea stadium NY show review.
Joel included the jazz-flecked, Steely Dan-ish “Zanzibar” (with some sparkling trumpet playing by Carl Fischer), times union.com 2007.
A tremendous seven-person band backed Joel and each was provided significant opportunity to shine. Some of those moments included Carl Fischer’s trumpet-playing on the jazzy “Zanzibar,” The pendulum 2007.
Five numbers into the set was, “Zanzibar,” Which really kicked the show into high gear. We might well have been sitting in New Morning(Paris) or the Blue Note(New York City). This was first rate Jazz. Particularly outstanding on this song were the solos performed by Carl Fischer, first on fluegal horn, then on trumpet. the weekly recorder 2008.