Jazz giant Bob Brookmeyer, a loyal (and frequently mentioned) reader of this site, is bringing his new group, Quartet East, into the Jazz Standard on Wednesday for a four-night stand. Accompanied by Brad Shepik on guitar, Drew Gress on bass, and John Hollenbeck on drums, Brookmeyer will be playing whatever suits him, which I expect will also suit me, he being the best valve trombonist
under the sun, a composer
of the first rank, and a pretty damn good pianist to boot. (Yes, life is unfair.)
Of course I’ll be there. Who won’t? For details, click here.