08/15/11 By Peter Clampitt
We Four: Celebrating John Coltrane
Dinner Concert at Mount Vernon Country Club
Thursday, October 20th; 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Legends and young lions come together for a concert that lovingly pays tribute to John Coltrane and the music of his time. Coltrane created some of the most innovative and expressive music in Jazz history. The group features Denver's own saxophonist, Javon Jackson, pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist, Peter Washington and NEA Jazz Master, drummer Jimmy Cobb. Having worked with countless jazz musicians over the years, drummer Jimmy Cobb is probably most renowned for his contribution on Miles Davis' recording of Kind of Blue. "There's a moment on Miles Davis' 'Stella by Starlight’ in 1958 that crystallizes drummer Jimmy Cobb's brilliance. Jimmy's seamless change from wispy brushes behind Miles to solid wood rim shots to support Coltrane completely changes the mood and energy level of the standard" (Jazz Wax). Art Blakey Jazz Messenger Alumni members, Jackson, Miller and Washington bring an understanding of the Coltrane legacy to the band stand. This celebration will include Coltrane compositions as well as original material from the ensemble. This is a not to be missed performance.
As usual a delicious buffet dinner will precede the concert beginning at 6:00 p.m. The concert will start at 8:00 p.m. The price for dinner and concert is $46.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Concert only seating is available for $16.00.
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