September 10, 2013
By Ken Vermes
United Trumpet Summit ready to rock Yoshi’s
There is a reason why the trumpet is the king of jazz instruments. No other instrument has a history with such earth shaking and popular musicians. We are talking about Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown and Dizzy Gillespie. If this list of jazz greats doesn’t get you excited about both the instrument and the trumpet summit coming to Yoshi’s, nothing will. It is not just the power and beauty of the instrument that is always fascinating, but the fact that trumpet players create an excitement and mood which is as technically challenging as it is gloriously rousing and powerful. On top of that, the giants of the instrument created a large library of tunes so challenging and thrilling, that they may never be matched.
Coming to Yoshi’s this week, Thursday, September 12, 2013, at 8 pm for one show is a band that is going to create that special horn excitement right in front of your eyes. It is led by two veterans who are well known by jazz fans, Randy Brecker and Eddie Henderson, and includes younger players Jeremy Pelt and Leon Jordan, Jr. Like the band, “The Cookers”, which appeared at Yoshi’s earlier in the summer, this group which also includes Henderson, presents a chance for jazz fans to experience both musical history and the wailing power of classic bebop up close. And frankly, there has never been a more exciting style of playing to watch in the music world.
All four players will be harmonizing, challenging and powering their way through a musical legacy that drove jazz to its highest popularity and greatest thrills. And seeing such a band in person is what real jazz fans are always ready for. The trumpet sound is so complex and nuanced that each moment of playing presents a sonic feast for listener’s ears.
And it should be mentioned that for Dr. Eddie Henderson, this night will represent a true home coming. As someone who spent so much time in the Bay Area and has given so much to Bay Area listeners, it will be more than just a another gig for this master. Eddie will be ready to give this his all, and it is sure to be another milestone appearance by this prince of players, and one of the great spirits of the music.
Yoshi’s San Francisco
1330 Fillmore at Eddy
San Francisco, CA
Parking available at the Japan Center Garage
Full bar, dinner and club menu available
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