On Tuesday, October 7, at 8 p.m., I’ll be doing one of the most unusual concerts of my career, sharing the stage with three wonderful artists. Here are the details:
Bill Kirchner, soprano saxophone
Holli Ross, voice
Jim Ferguson, voice, double bass
Carlton Holmes, piano
About 2/3 of the songs will be my original music, with lyrics by Loonis McGlohon, William Butler Yeats, and myself. Also, songs by Bacharach/David, Jobim/Lees, Buddy Johnson, and others.
The concert will be in the jazz performance space at The New School, where for years Kirchner has taught platoonsmaybe regimentsof students preparing for careers as professional jazz musicians. The idea of his appearing with the richly gifted Tennessee bassist and singer Jim Ferguson makes me wish that New York and the west coast were a few thousand miles closer together. For full information, go here.