Joining the bassist/composer in Old Lyme will be her rhythm section mate in the Douglas ensemble, the classy and fiery drummer Rudy Royston plus saxophonist Troy Roberts and the young guitarist Matt Stevens. Chances are good that they'll play much of the music from the album as well as new pieces. These are 4 of the finest players around so the music should shine (and, certainly, burn) like the late August sun.
The Quartet hits the stage at 8:30 p.m. Call 860-434-0886 for reservations.
Here's a piece from "Sun Pictures":
This should also be a fun evening of jazz with generous helpings of blues, soul music and strong improvisations. To make reservations, go to thesidedoorjazz.com.
To find out more and Mr. Gould, go to victorgouldmusic.com.
Opening night features the Jon Cowherd Mercy Project, named for the keyboard player's 2013 ArtistShare crowd-funded recording. Joining the composer/pianist (pictured above), best known for his long association with drummer Brian Blade & The Fellowship, will be Steve Cardenas (guitar), Tony Scherr (bass) and Kendrick Scott (drums).
As has been the custom, the first show starts at 8:30 p.m. and is followed by a 10 p.m. set (separate admission).
|Photo by Michael Crommelt|
There's no show on Thanksgiving weekend so it's off to December for the final 2 shows in the series. The penultimate Friday is 12/04 and features trumpeter Peter Evans, drummer Kassa Overall and bassist John Hébert, an ensemble that goes by the name of the Zebulon Trio. On 12/11, the final performance belongs to Ned Rothenberg Inner Diaspora, a quintet led by the saxophonist/flutist and featuring Jerome Harris (acoustic bass guitar), Mark Feldman (violin), Erik Friedlander (cello) and the talented percussionist Satoshi Takeishi.
Tickets are now on sale for the entire series or whichever show you want to attend. To find out more, go to firehouse12.com or call 203-785-0468.