Homage to Booker Little with special guest Charles Tolliver
Sep 4 • 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dave Douglas (tp), Riley Mulherkar (tp), Charles Tolliver (tp), Greg Tardy (sax), Natalie Cressman (tb), Frank Kimbrough (p), James Genus (b), Clarence Penn (dr)
Festival of New Trumpet Music 2019 and Newvelle Records presents
Homage to Booker Little and Don Friedman with Special Guest Charles Tolliver
Music Director Dave Douglas, Riley Mulherkar, trumpets
Greg Tardy, reeds
Natalie Cressman, trombone
Frank Kimbrough, piano
James Genus, bass
Clarence Penn, drums
FONT Music and Newvelle Records celebrate the works of critically acclaimed trumpeter Booker Little and pianist Don Friedman. Featuring veteran trumpeter Charles Tolliver, the evening explores the captivating works and intersecting legacies of these two brilliant musicians.
Music will include reprises from composer and trumpeter Dave Douglas’ tribute to Booker Little from 1995, In Our Lifetime as well as Don Friedman’s final studio album, Strength and Sanity released on Newvelle Records. In this album, Friedman revisited his work on Little’s visionary albums Out Front and Booker Little and Friend. All players have been hand picked to capture the spirit of Little and Friedman. They will be joined by Laurie Frink Career Grant winner Riley Mulherkar, of the quartet The Westerlies.
This concert is part of NEWVELLE LIVE, a weeklong festival at Jazz Standard Sept. 3–8 that highlights musicians who have recorded on Newvelle Records. The 17th annual Festival of New Trumpet Music runs from Sept. 3 – 12 in multiple venues around NYC and is committed to the support of new music by a diverse community of trumpet and brass players, and the presentation of their work to the public.