Wednesday, July 20th @ 9pm
The Mardra & Reggie Thomas Ensemble will be performing Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley from 1961.
“An excellent collaboration of Nancy Wilson's voice with Cannonball Adderley's alto sax from the early 60's. Not entirely a vocal album, five of the 12 cuts are instrumentals. A highlight is the gentle cornet playing of Nat Adderley behind Wilson, especially on "Save Your Love for Me" and "The Old Country". Cannonball Adderley's swinging, boppish sax is heard to excellent effect throughout. Joe Zawinul's work behind Wilson on "The Masquerade Is Over" demonstrates that he is a talented, sensitive accompanist and on the other end of the spectrum, Adderley's alto offers a lovely slow tempo treatment of the Vernon Duke-Ira Gershwin masterpiece
"I Can't Get Started." To keep the listeners on their musical toes, the first couple of bars of "Save Your Love for Me" are quotes from "So What" from the Miles Davis Sextet's seminal Kind of Blue session. Given the play list and the outstanding artists performing it, why any serious jazz collection would be without this classic album is difficult to comprehend.” ~Dave Nathan
TO BE PERFORMED BY:
Reggie Thomas - Piano
Mardra Thomas - Vocals
Geof Bradfield - Sax
Zeb Briskovich - Bass
Tim Davis - Drums
Visual Artist - Harvey Tillis
ADMISSION & LOCATION
Suggested $10 donation or $5 w/ valid student ID*
Cash only, smaller bills appreciated!
All ages. 21+ with I.D. for alcoholic beverages.
Spirits generously provided by Candid Wines.
All JRAC events take place at The Fulton Street Collective:
Located in the Hubbart Street Lofts
1821 W. Hubbard St. (3rd Floor)
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 852 2481