LIVESTREAM: Steve Turre Sextet “Sanyas” Record Release

LIVESTREAM: Steve Turre Sextet “Sanyas” Record Release

Fri, Jun 28

Livestreams are Available for 48 Hours in Every Time Zone Steve Turre – trombone & shells Nicholas Payton – trumpet Ron Blake – saxophones Christian Sands – piano Buster Williams – drums Lenny White – drums “The jazz world needs more Steve Turres. A powerful technician with a quick wit, Turre is perhaps the leading trombonist of this generation.”
– Rolling Stone Steve Turre, trombone master and innovating performer on seashells, celebrates the release of his exciting new album, Saynas, which is surprisingly his first live recording in 50 years as a leader. Its title was inspired by the brightly colored robes of the Sanyasi, Hindu monks who have renounced worldly goods and pursuits. It also happens to be Turre’s first recorded composition and first solo on Woody Shaw’s 1975 release The Moontrane. Downbeat says, “Few artists ‘own’ their instrument to the degree that trombonist Steve Turre does. Whether playing the music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, performing as a member of the Saturday Night Live house band, or with one of his own units, his voice is distinctive and memorable." He convenes an impressive and historic sextet for the occasion with music legends bassist Buster Williams and drummer Lenny White, joined by trumpeter Nicholas Payton, saxophonist and SNL band colleague Ron Blake, and pianist Christian Sands. 

LIVESTREAM: Steve Turre Sextet “Sanyas” Record Release

LIVESTREAM: Steve Turre Sextet “Sanyas” Record Release

Sat, Jun 29

Livestreams are Available for 48 Hours in Every Time Zone Steve Turre – trombone & shells Nicholas Payton – trumpet Ron Blake – saxophones Christian Sands – piano Buster Williams – drums Lenny White – drums “The jazz world needs more Steve Turres. A powerful technician with a quick wit, Turre is perhaps the leading trombonist of this generation.”
– Rolling Stone Steve Turre, trombone master and innovating performer on seashells, celebrates the release of his exciting new album, Saynas, which is surprisingly his first live recording in 50 years as a leader. Its title was inspired by the brightly colored robes of the Sanyasi, Hindu monks who have renounced worldly goods and pursuits. It also happens to be Turre’s first recorded composition and first solo on Woody Shaw’s 1975 release The Moontrane. Downbeat says, “Few artists ‘own’ their instrument to the degree that trombonist Steve Turre does. Whether playing the music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, performing as a member of the Saturday Night Live house band, or with one of his own units, his voice is distinctive and memorable." He convenes an impressive and historic sextet for the occasion with music legends bassist Buster Williams and drummer Lenny White, joined by trumpeter Nicholas Payton, saxophonist and SNL band colleague Ron Blake, and pianist Christian Sands. 

LIVESTREAM: Cannonball & Coltrane featuring the Vincent Herring & Eric Alexander Quintet

LIVESTREAM: Cannonball & Coltrane featuring the Vincent Herring & Eric Alexander Quintet

Fri, Jul 05

Livestreams are Available for 48 Hours in Every Time Zone Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Eric Alexander – tenor saxophone Mike LeDonne – piano John Webber – bass Lewis Nash – drums “Not only are Alexander and Herring carrying on the tradition, they are among the most resourceful and enterprising saxophonists on the scene today.” – All About Jazz On February 3, 1959, one month before recording the first tracks of the iconic Kind of Blue with Miles Davis, saxophonists Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane were in a Chicago studio making Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago with the Miles Davis sextet’s Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Although overshadowed by the success of Kind of Blue, In Chicago showcases these two legendary musicians, indeed the whole band, in top hard bop form and on the threshold of making modal jazz history. Celebrating Cannonball and Coltrane’s collaborative competition are two of their most inspired, modern champions—alto saxophonist Vincent Herring and tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander—as well as a stellar rhythm section that includes pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Lewis Nash. 

LIVESTREAM: Cannonball & Coltrane featuring the Vincent Herring & Eric Alexander Quintet

LIVESTREAM: Cannonball & Coltrane featuring the Vincent Herring & Eric Alexander Quintet

Sat, Jul 06

Livestreams are Available for 48 Hours in Every Time Zone Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Eric Alexander – tenor saxophone Mike LeDonne – piano John Webber – bass Lewis Nash – drums “Not only are Alexander and Herring carrying on the tradition, they are among the most resourceful and enterprising saxophonists on the scene today.” – All About Jazz On February 3, 1959, one month before recording the first tracks of the iconic Kind of Blue with Miles Davis, saxophonists Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane were in a Chicago studio making Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago with the Miles Davis sextet’s Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Although overshadowed by the success of Kind of Blue, In Chicago showcases these two legendary musicians, indeed the whole band, in top hard bop form and on the threshold of making modal jazz history. Celebrating Cannonball and Coltrane’s collaborative competition are two of their most inspired, modern champions—alto saxophonist Vincent Herring and tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander—as well as a stellar rhythm section that includes pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Lewis Nash. 

LIVESTREAM: Ethan Iverson Sextet

LIVESTREAM: Ethan Iverson Sextet

Fri, Jul 12

Livestreams are Available for 48 Hours in Every Time Zone Jonathan Finlayson – trumpet Sam Newsome – soprano sax Jacob Garchik – trombone Ethan Iverson – piano Peter Washington – bass Kush Abadey – drums “Iverson can do it all, while never abandoning his distinctive touch. He really does rank among the half-dozen or so top jazz pianists around. – Stereophile Ethan Iverson makes his highly anticipated Smoke debut as a leader with this captivating sextet featuring trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, saxophonist Sam Newsome, trombonist Jacob Garchick, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kush Abadey. Abadey also appears with Iverson on his acclaimed second Blue Note album released earlier this year, Technically Acceptable, which All About Jazz reviewed saying “The funhouse genius of pianist Ethan Iverson hits full nor'easter with Technically Accepted, an album so loaded with invention and cool it rises instantly to the pack of hands-down favorites for the still unformed year of 2024.” A founding member of the renowned trio The Bad Plus, Iverson set out on his own in 2017, and the result has been a flurry of creative activity. He continues his long membership in the Billy Hart Quartet but has also collaborated with Tom Harrell, Mark Turner, Ron Carter, Tootie Heath, and Jack DeJohnette. In addition to his prolific output as a performer and composer, Iverson is also one of the essential writers about music through his own long-running blog, Do the Math, and in articles for The New Yorker, NPR, The Nation, and JazzTimes. 

LIVESTREAM: Ethan Iverson Sextet

LIVESTREAM: Ethan Iverson Sextet

Sat, Jul 13

Livestreams are Available for 48 Hours in Every Time Zone Jonathan Finlayson – trumpet Sam Newsome – soprano sax Jacob Garchik – trombone Ethan Iverson – piano Peter Washington – bass Kush Abadey – drums “Iverson can do it all, while never abandoning his distinctive touch. He really does rank among the half-dozen or so top jazz pianists around. – Stereophile Ethan Iverson makes his highly anticipated Smoke debut as a leader with this captivating sextet featuring trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, saxophonist Sam Newsome, trombonist Jacob Garchick, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kush Abadey. Abadey also appears with Iverson on his acclaimed second Blue Note album released earlier this year, Technically Acceptable, which All About Jazz reviewed saying “The funhouse genius of pianist Ethan Iverson hits full nor'easter with Technically Accepted, an album so loaded with invention and cool it rises instantly to the pack of hands-down favorites for the still unformed year of 2024.” A founding member of the renowned trio The Bad Plus, Iverson set out on his own in 2017, and the result has been a flurry of creative activity. He continues his long membership in the Billy Hart Quartet but has also collaborated with Tom Harrell, Mark Turner, Ron Carter, Tootie Heath, and Jack DeJohnette. In addition to his prolific output as a performer and composer, Iverson is also one of the essential writers about music through his own long-running blog, Do the Math, and in articles for The New Yorker, NPR, The Nation, and JazzTimes. 

LIVESTREAM: Cyrus Chestnut Trio

LIVESTREAM: Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Fri, Jul 26

Livestreams are Available for 48 Hours in Every Time Zone Cyrus Chestnut – piano Mark Lewandowski – bass Willie Jones III – drums with special guest Ekep Nkwelle – vocals (Friday only) “The best jazz pianist of his generation.” –Time Cyrus Chestnut, the soulful and brilliant jazz pianist, leads an exciting trio with bassist Mark Lewandowski and drummer Willie Jones III. He will also be joined by a very special guest vocalist and young rising star, Ekep Nkwelle, for Friday night’s sets. The New York Times says, “[Chestnut’] brand of crisp articulation and blues-inflected harmony evokes another era… multifaceted and dynamic. Chestnut infuses his swinging, classically trained style with a warm gospel sound but he draws on a range of musical influences while never straying too far from the blues, which The New York Daily News says makes him “the rightful heir to Bud Powell, Art Tatum, and Erroll Garner.” 

LIVESTREAM: Cyrus Chestnut Trio

LIVESTREAM: Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Sat, Jul 27

Livestreams are Available for 48 Hours in Every Time Zone Cyrus Chestnut – piano Mark Lewandowski – bass Willie Jones III – drums with special guest Ekep Nkwelle – vocals (Friday only) “The best jazz pianist of his generation.” –Time Cyrus Chestnut, the soulful and brilliant jazz pianist, leads an exciting trio with bassist Mark Lewandowski and drummer Willie Jones III. He will also be joined by a very special guest vocalist and young rising star, Ekep Nkwelle, for Friday night’s sets. The New York Times says, “[Chestnut’] brand of crisp articulation and blues-inflected harmony evokes another era… multifaceted and dynamic. Chestnut infuses his swinging, classically trained style with a warm gospel sound but he draws on a range of musical influences while never straying too far from the blues, which The New York Daily News says makes him “the rightful heir to Bud Powell, Art Tatum, and Erroll Garner.”