This should be quite a musical experience and is the last date on a short CD release tour. For ticket information, go to firehouse12.org or call 203-785-0468.
Here's the Trio from 4 years ago right before recording their first album together:
I love getting emails from Brian Charette - he's such a busy guy, making so many different kinds of music with so many people. His latest missive included the poster above and links to the CD that the CT-born organist recorded with tenor saxophone master George Coleman. Mr. Coleman, a Memphis, Tennessee, native turned 83 in March and is in the midst of a career that stretches over six decades. He has recorded with B.B. King, Lee Morgan, Max Roach, Slide Hampton, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Elvin Jones, so many others. Steeplechase Records owner and producer Nils Winthers captured Mr. Coleman in the studio last December with Charette, guitarist Vic Juris, and drummer George Coleman Jr. The results of their day together can be heard on "Groovin' With Big G" and, if you read the poster closely, the quartet celebrates the new CD with a date at the Blue Note, 131 West 3rd Street in New York City this coming Monday night. They'll play two sets - 8 and 10:30 p.m. - for more information, go to www.bluenote.net/newyork/index.shtml or call 212-475-8892.
Mr. Coleman and Mr. Charette also play in a trio setting on Saturday May 26 at 7 p.m. in The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Avenue in Stony Brook, NY. To find out more and make reservations, go to www.thejazzloft.org or call 631-751-1895.
Give a listen to the Quartet live in the WBGO-FM studios: