After Sunday at Sharon's Beech Tree Park, Jazz Echo might never sound the same live.
Tenor sax Corey Lareau is moving to Germany shortly, drummer and Sharon resident Dave Kantor said Wednesday.
"This will probably be our last public performance with him," Kantor said.
"We're really going to miss him. He's a fantastic musician, and a great guy to have in the band."
Jazz Echo performs the latest in Beech Tree Park's summer 2012 Concerts in the Park series at 3 p.m. Admission is free.
The quintet has performed annually at the park starting in 2009, Kantor said.
"Gazebo," on Jazz Echo's "Conversation" album, has a connection to the park.
"One of the inspirations for that song was our gigs at Beech Tree Park, and we've played some other gigs at gazebos," Kantor said.
Pianist Bryan Cetlin composed every selection on that CD.
Cetlin is among three Sharon residents in the quintet. Kantor and trumpet Randy Kravette are the others, according to the group's website. Lareau is from Somerville, and bassist Bob Abruzese is from Medford.
Kantor noted that Jazz Echo performed some of the selections from "Conversations" at Beech Tree last summer. The album was released digitally later in 2011, and on CD in January.
The quintet will record three more new Cetlin songs with Lareau next month, Kantor said.
"We'll probably release those digitally, because we don't actually have enough songs to put on a new CD," he said.
The rest of the Beech Tree Park concert schedule is:
- July 29: Jumpin' Juba
- Aug. 4: Multi-Cultural Dance Fest
- Aug. 12: Stringbenders
All shows start at 3 p.m. Resident Mim Gopen organizes the series at Beach and Pond streets with her husband, Joe.
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