Don Byron New Gospel Quintet
with Don Byron (clarinet/tenor sax), Carla Cook (vocals), Nat Adderly Jr. (piano), / Jerome Harris (bass), Pheeroan akLaff (drums)
Friday, Jul 13, 2012 7:30 PM EDT
Jazz Standard, New York, NY
In the spring of 2009, a memorable four–night debut at Jazz Standard officially launched The Don Byron New Gospel Quintet. Flash forward three years to the band’s latest CD Love, Peace, and Soul (Savoy Jazz), a celebration of the joyful, house-rocking side of the African–American gospel tradition. As Richard Gehr wrote in The Village Voice: “Byron’s latest genre experiment will take you to the river and quite possibly wash you in the water with the help of Carla Cook, who began her singing career in a Detroit Methodist Church.” Carla is one of three recent additions to the Quintet; the other two are the ex-Sonny Rollins bassist Jerome Harris, and the great pianist and arranger Nat Adderley Jr., whose career résumé includes decades of stage and studio work with Aretha Franklin, Herbie Mann, Luther Vandross, and many more.
All seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Ticket purchase guarantees you admission to the show. Serving award winning Blue Smoke Barbecue.