Tuesday, October 21, 2014
More Live Music + Keyboard Trio CD
Joining will be the CD producer Larry Campbell, a master of many stringed instruments plus local folk artist Eric Michael Lichter. For ticket information, go to www.infinityhall.com or call 866-666-6306.
The Hartford Jazz Society presents saxophonist J.D. Allen and his Quartet in concert Friday 10/24 at 7 p.m. in Polish National Home, 60 Asylum Avenue in Hartford. Since 2008, the Detroit native has released 6 CDs, 4 on Sunnyside Records with his fine Trio and the most recent 2 with his new Quartet (the latest, "Bloom", was issued several months ago on the Savant label.) Joining him will be pianist Victor Gould, bassist Alexander Claffy and drummer Jonathan Barber (a native of Hartford). To his credit, Allen has carved his own sound in a crowded field of saxophonists with his focus on melody and short yet rich solos.
Opening the show will be the East Catholic High School Jazz Ensemble. For ticket information, go to www.hartfordjazzsociety.com or Integrity 'N' Music in Wethersfield.
Her bands includes Eric Wheeler (bass), Joe Blaxx (drums) and Warren Fields (keyboards). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the first set commences at 8:30. Go to thesidedoorjazz.com for ticket information or call 860-434-0886.
Her second album as a leader, "Spark", was issued in September on HiPNOTIC Records. Self-produced, the recording is a splendid blend of standards and originals, with Ms. Solivan's handsome vocals framed by the piano of Xavier Davis, basis Matthew Parish and drummer Gregory Hutchinson.
For her Old Lyme gig, she's bringing pianist John Chin, bassist Neal Caine and drummer Montez Coleman. The first set starts at 8:30 p.m. Check the website and/or number above for ticket information.
Together, The Wee Trio rocks, swings and struts with the best of them. They'll play 2 sets - 8:30 and 10 p.m. - for more information, go to firehouse12.com or call 203-785-0468.
, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street), New Haven. Carter was a member of the legendary Miles Davis Quintet from 1963-69, creating many memorable rhythms alongside drummer Tony Williams. He's also played on over 2,500 recordings in a career that has spanned 50+ years. Joining him will be guitarist Russell Malone and pianist Donald Vega. Expect the music to have a deep groove, to swing with grace and to be filled with melodies. For ticket information, go to music.yale.edu or call 203-432-4158.
The monthly "Improvisations" series at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street in Hartford, continues this coming Sunday (10/26) with a 3-way conversation featuring series curators Stephen Haynes (cornets, trumpets), Joe Morris (guitar, bass) and their guest, vibraphonist Bryan Carrott. Mr. Carrott has worked with Ralph Peterson, Gunther Schuller, David "Fathead" Newman, and in the Broadway production of "The Lion King." He is truly a "mallet master".
It's a an early show - 3 p.m. - for more information and tickets, go to www.realartways.org/livearts.htm#Improvisations or www.facebook.com/events/767506246638548/.
The sounds created by the Parker Abbott Trio on "The Wayfinders" probably won't attract many straight-ahead jazz fans but this is no "New-Age" musical fantasy. There are stories inside these songs, carried by the finely-crafted melodies, heightened by the interactions of the two keyboardists and booted by the contributions of drummer Seeger. Throw away your expectations and just listen - you will find much to like in this piano trio. For more information, and to listen to all the tracks go to parkerabbott.ca.