Cal Haines’ Tribute Trio—John Rangel (piano), Michael Glynn (bass) and Cal Haines (drums)—will honor Horace Silver on the inaugural night of a 12-concert series to be performed once a month. The series will be staged at different places in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, from jazz clubs to colleges to guerrilla performing arts venues. Each concert will explore the work of a single jazz pianist, among them Chick Corea, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell, Bobby Timmons, Lennie Tristano and McCoy Tyner. “The trio is interested in keeping this music alive,” says concert coordinator Victoria Rogers, and it has a special interest in drawing the attention of young fans to these composers. For more information on what promises to be an entertaining and informative survey course in modern jazz piano, visit tributetrio.com.
V.20 No.17 | 4/28/2011
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Anyone who thinks jazz is dead is obviously not on the email lists of music publicists. Press releases for new recordings swamp the inbox daily. Here’s a handful of recent local and national releases, culled from the flood, that deserve attention.