Mickey Bass "be-bop Retrospective" at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
Thu, December 5, 2019
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For a first time event, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem @ 58 West 129th Street, Ground Floor #2203, New York, NY 10027, proudly presents an evening of ‘straight-ahead' Jazz. "Be-bop Retrospective" will be performed on Thursday December 5th 2019. One Set @ 7:00pm. This premiere programming is made possible by Chamber Music America’s 2017 New Jazz Works Awards, and funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Legendary Bassist & Bandleader Mickey Bass is a Hard-bop veteran. A ‘regular spark plug’ on the New York Jazz Scene for almost fifty years, the roster of Sidemen who have come up through his Bands reads as a veritable ‘who’s who’ on today’s Jazz scene. Recordings include stints with; Hank Mobley & Lee Morgan for “Blue Note” Records, Bobby Timmons on “Prestige” and Curtis Fuller on “Mainstream”……Meanwhile back to the Band; a former member of the Basie Band as well as The Ellington Orchestra who originally hails from Kansas City, James Zollar has already made quite a name for himself on the New York Jazz Scene. Tenor Sax man Tommy Morimoto joins the Band: in New York since 2003 Tommy has appeared in concert with Dave Brubeck, Lew Tabackin, Les Paul, Christian McBride, Bobby Watson and the Mingus Big Band, also he is a featured sideman on the recording “Indestructible” Anita O’ Day. Rising on the horizon is Alto Saxophonist Brent Birkhead, a Baltimore native and graduate of Howard University who has played with Jimmy Heath and Al Jarreau amongst others, and also played regularly @ Bohemian Caverns, D.C. Our Vibraphonist is a former Jazzmobile student and graduate of Montclair State, the very special Bill Ware. Rounding out the Band is Mark Johnson on Drums who has played with Abbey Lincoln, Geri Allen, Stanley Turrentine, Cassandra Wilson and David Murray...