Jazz Unlimited tonight for May 28, 2017 will be “Six Decades of Keys and Strings at the Vanguard + New Music.” The venerable Village Vanguard has been the site of many outstanding recordings. The May Keys and Strings Hour will present music recorded in every decade from the 1960’s to the 2010’s in that venue, including music by the Bobby Hutcherson Quartet, a Jim Hall Quartet and the trios of Junior Mance, Christian McBride, Bill Charlap and Fred Hersch, along with the Great Jazz Trio. New music for May will feature George Coleman, a duo between Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith, an Ella Fitzgerald tribute by Regina Carter, Romero Lubambo, a French-Canadian trio called Évidence, Billy Harper, the Paul Tynan/Aaron Lington Bicoastal Collective, Vincent Herring, the vocalist Somi, the Vijay Iyer Trio and drummer Bobby Previte.
The Slide show contains my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.
The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of June 5, 2017.
Here is the George Coleman quartet: George Coleman (ts), Joe Farnsworth (drums), David Hazeltine (piano), John Webber (bass) with special guests Eric Alexander (ts) and Peter Bernstein (g) playing "Blue Train" at Linda's Jazz Nights in the Bronx in 2013.