Thursday, December 2nd at 8pm:
The Jazz Record Art Collective is proud to present a livestream and in-person performance featuring the Bradfield/Madsen Quintet performing Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and Johnny Griffin's "Tough Tenor Favorites", released in 1962. The evening will also feature live painting from visual artist Abena Motaboli.
"Johnny Griffin and Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, the two "tough tenors" in question, always made for an exciting team. With pianist Horace Parlan, bassist Buddy Catlett and drummer Ben Riley completing the quintet...., Griff and Lockjaw are in top form and quite competitive on a variety of standards. Highlights include "Blue Lou," "Ow," "I Wished on the Moon" and "From This Moment On." The main winner in these fiery tenor "battles" is the listener." ~Scott Yanow
Geof Bradfield - Tenor
Chris Madsen - Tenor
Reggie Thomas - Piano
Dennis Carroll - Bass
George Fludas - Drums
Tuesday, December 14th at 8pm:
The Jazz Record Art Collective is proud to present the Eric Binder Quintet performing Milt Jackson's "Wizard of The Vibes", released in 1952.
"The music on Wizard of the Vibes features Milt Jackson with the Thelonious Monk Quartet in a 1948 session combined with a 1952 date with his bandmates from the Modern Jazz Quartet... the chemistry between Jackson and Monk on classics like "Misterioso," "Evidence," "I Mean You," and "Epistrophy" is immediately apparent... Milt Jackson's inventive playing throughout both dates makes this an important CD in his considerable discography, so it should be a part of any bop fan's collection." ~Ken Dryden
Eric Binder- Drums
Micah Rutschman- Vibes
Roy McGrath- Alto
Carl Kennedy- Piano
Sam Peters- Bass
Friday, December 17th at 8pm:
The Jazz Record Art Collective is proud to present the return of the Michael Nearpass Large Ensemble performing Duke Ellington’s jazz interpretations of "The Nutcracker" by Tchaikovsky.
"In 1960, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn decided to take on Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite, released on Columbia records. Although there were risks of transforming the works of one the most prolific composers into a jazz setting, Duke and Billy attacked the Russian Composer's music and treat it as if it were their own. In order to truly fit the change of the music, Duke and Billy decided to retitle the songs. This record serves as a tribute to the Russian composer Tchaikovsky, as well as the artistry of both Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn."
Reeds: Lenard Simpson, Artie Black, Dustin Laurenzi, Alex Blomarz
Trumpets: Quentin Coaxum, James Davis, Drew Hansen
Trombones: Matt Davis, Josh Torrey, Michael Nearpass
Bass: Katie Ernst
Drums: Clif Wallace
Tuesday, December 28th at 8pm:
The Jazz Record Art Collective is proud to present a livestream and in-person performance featuring the Paul Hecht Quartet performing John Abercrombie's "Abercrombie Quartet", released in 1980.
Paul Hecht - Piano
Harry Tonchev - Guitar
Sam Peters - Bass
James Russell Sims - Drums
Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm CST. In-person attendance will be limited capacity. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased via EVENTBRITE in advance.
The Fulton Street Collective
Located in the Hubbard Street Lofts
1821 W. Hubbard St. (3rd Floor)
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 852 2481