The Fab Faux take the Basie stage Saturday for a full-on recreation of the revolutionary Beatles album ‘Revolver.’ (Photo by Michael Weintraub)

In a season that’s justifiably obsessed with the golden anniversary of a little phonograph record by the name of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, it might be easy to overlook the album that truly made the Pepper platter possible: Revolver, the 1966 Beatles release that kicked off the Fab Four’s focus on studio projects in earnest — and an idea-packed long-player that more than a few observers consider to be the greatest rock album of all time.

For the 16th edition of what’s become a dependable signifier of summer in Red Bank, the super-sessionman Beatle-reboot known as the Fab Faux takes the stage of Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre Saturday night for a performance of Revolver in its entirety, plus a mixed set of classic hits.

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fabfauxmichaelweintraubThe super-sessionman project known as the Fab Faux makes its 14th annual appearance on the Count Basie stage this Saturday night, with a recreation of two landmark Beatles albums. (Photo by Michael Weintraub)

His three-decade gig as bandleader Paul Shaffer’s bass-playing lieutenant on David Letterman’s late-night talkfests may have come to a bittersweet end, but there’s no Faux finish in sight for Will Lee, the in-demand session man whose passionate pet project The Fab Faux has become a favorite annual attraction here on the Beatle-crazy banks of the Navesink.

The bassist teamed with another walking musical encyclopedia and fellow talk-show stalwart, through his years with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Vivino as founding Faux-fathers for a band that transcends the wigs-and-costumes Beatlemania approach in favor of a thrillingly detail-intensive homage to the Beatles recorded legacy. Together with fellow NYC session aces Frank Agnello, Rich Pagano and Jack Petruzzelli, the fab fivesome has been a headliner-quality act in theater-scale venues like the Count Basie Theatre — and this Saturday, June 13, the band returns to Red Bank for a fourteenth consecutive late-spring concert, this one saluting a pair of pivotal albums from the Liverpuddlians’ catalog.

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The Fab Faux play the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ at the Basie Saturday night. Navesink River Rowing offers free introductions to the sport Sunday. (Click to enlarge)


Friday, June 21:

MIDDLETOWN: Meditate and relax at the Middletown Public Library Falun Dafa cultivation class.  Designed to improve mental and physical wellness, Falun Dafa is a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice that uses a series of exercises, meditation and development of the heart and mind (Xinxing). The class runs from 2 to 4 p.m. 55 New Monmouth Road.

RED BANK: “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan takes the stage of the Count Basie Theatre for another side-splitting stand-up routine. Tickets are $29, $39, $49 and $99. The comedy starts at 8 p.m. 99 Monmouth Street.

RED BANK: The Jukebox Criminals steal the show at the Downtown, starting at 10 p.m. 10 West Front Street.

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