The Dave Parker Septet performs three newly commissioned works by JAB, plus masterpieces by Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman & more.
View composer JAB’s CV at this link:Â http://heardmusic.com/bio/jabs_cv
Jerry Logas, baritone sax
Hal Richards, tenor sax
Henry Hung, trumpet
Charles Hamilton, trombone
Karl Evangelista, guitar
Pepe Jacobo, drums
Dave Parker, bass
Long-time Glen Park residents will remember the halcyon days of the Red Rock Lounge, Ric Lopezâ€™s elegant little corner bar at Diamond & Chenery before Le Pâ€™tit Laurent took its placeâ€¦ and Friday nights in Glen Park always sizzled with jazz from a fiery quintet that featured Dave Parker on bass along with Jerry Logas on saxes and the late trumpeter Mike Pitre. Nowadays, besides a few choice farmers market gigs, they can be found regularly at Sheba Lounge on Fillmore and Barebottle Brewing Company on Cortland.
Daveâ€™s group has grown to seven and eight pieces over the years, hitting hard on compositions by the likes of Mingus, Dolphy and Ellington.
Now, Dave adds a new element, commissioning works by the Southern California composer who goes by the the initials JAB.
We’re waiting with bated breath to hear what they’ve come up with.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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