09/18/11

Impulse! Records at 50 Concert Coming to Lincoln Center

Reggie Workman & Eric Reed are featured artists

Impulse! Records at 50, a concert saluting the golden anniversary of one of the most important labels in jazz history, will take place October 28 and 29, 8 p.m., at the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, New York City.

The first half of the show will feature selections from the repertoires of John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Freddie Hubbard, and co-headliner Eric Reed. Performing artists will include Reed, (piano, musical director) with his group Surge: Jim Rotondi (trumpet); Andre Hayward (trombone); Danny Kirkhum (trombone); Seamus Blake (tenor saxophone); Stacy Dillard (tenor saxophone); Rodney Whitaker (bass); Willie Jones III (drums); and Andy Bey (vocals).

The second half will feature Reggie Workman's African-American Legacy Project (AALP), a 17-piece orchestra and 16-piece chorus celebration. Musicians will include Workman (bassist), Charles Tolliver (conductor/arranger) and Stanley Cowell (pianist) performing “unique orchestra/chorus transcriptions” of Coltrane’s historic Africa Brass by Tolliver, and Workman’s own homage to Coltrane, “Martyr’s Hymn.”
There will also be a free pre-concert discussion with Ashley Kahn, author of The House That Trane Built: Impulse Records, nightly at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices are $10, $30, $50, $75, $95, and $120, dependent on seat location. Hot Seats—$10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz For Young People concerts)—are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday of each performance week, subject to availability. Hot Seats are available only by walk up at the Box Office, maximum of four per person. All tickets can be purchased through JALC or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours: Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain).

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