At the Portland Jazz Festival earlier this year, photographer Mark Sheldon captured a splendid image of drummer Billy Hart in action. There was no opportunity to use the picture in our Rifftides coverage of the PDX Festival, but Mr. Sheldon has granted us the right to show it to you now.
Assuming that you wish to not only see Billy Hart but also hear him, we have him in action during a 2011 visit to Denmark. This is an opportunity to enjoy Hart enjoying his work in the company of tenor saxophonist Niels Vincentz, guitarist Uffe Steen and bassist Klaus Nørgaard. They play Sonny Rollins’s “Tenor Madness.”
Have a good weekend.