08/04/01

Hancock, Brecker and Hargrove Present Directions in Music

In celebration of the 75th birthday anniversaries of John Coltrane and Miles Davis, Michael Brecker (pictured left), Herbie Hancock and Roy Hargrove will take to the road to perform the music of Coltrane and Davis, as well as original compositions inspired by the two giants.

The 28-city U.S. tour, entitled “Directions in Music,” will begin Sept. 19 in Santa Cruz, Calif. and finish in Naples, Fla. Oct. 29. Brecker, Hancock and Hargrove will be backed by bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade, running the gamut of acoustic, electric, bebop, ballad, modal and other styles touched on by Coltrane and Davis throughout their careers.

All five musicians on the tour share a similar musical debt to Coltrane and Davis, but of the five, only Hancock has shared stages, album credits and personal relationships with the master musicians.

Tour dates:

09/19/01 Santa Cruz, CA - Kuumbwa Jazz Center


09/20/01 Saratoga, CA - Villa Montalvo Arts Center


09/21/01 Monterey, CA - Monterey Jazz Festival


09/26/01 Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre


09/27/01 Memphis, TN - Memphis Botanic Garden


09/28/01 St. Louis, MO - Powell Symphony Hall


09/29/01 Greenvale, NY - Tilles Center


09/30/01 Baltimore, MD - Meyerhoff Symphony Hall


10/02/01 University Park, PA - Eisenhower Auditorium


10/03/01 Purchase, NY - SUNY / Purchase


10/04/01 Amherst, MA - Fine Arts Center


10/05/01 Storrs, CT - Jorgensen Auditorium


10/06/01 Storrs, CT - Jorgensen Auditorium


10/07/01 Boston, MA - Symphony Hall


10/11/01 Los Angeles, CA - Bovard Auditorium


10/12/01 El Cajon, CA - E County Performing Arts Center


10/13/01 Tucson, AZ - Centennial Hall


10/14/01 Cerritos, CA - Cerritos Center


10/16/01 Berkeley, CA - Zellerbach Auditorium


10/19/01 Newark, NJ - New Jersey Performing Arts Center


10/20/01 Bethlehem, PA - Zoellner Arts Center


10/21/01 Washington, DC - Warner Theatre


10/22/01 Princeton, NJ - McCarter Theatre


10/24/01 Detroit, MI - Detroit Orchestra Hall


10/25/01 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall


10/26/01 Chicago, IL - Orchestra Hall


10/27/01 Indianapolis, IN - Clowes Memorial Hall


10/28/01 Atlanta, GA - Glenn Auditorium


10/29/01 Naples, FL - Philharmonic Center

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