In the something to look forward to department, mark your calendars for September 24. That’s when a recording, in all formats, will be released to benefit the Jazz Foundation of America’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund. The venture, titled Relief, is somewhat different than most in that the music compiled reflects a cooperative effort by Blue Note, Concord, Mack Avenue, Nonesuch, Universal, Verve, and the Warner labels. That effort includes music from Herbie Hancock, Wallace Roney, Buster Williams, Jimmy, and Tootie Heath, Christian McBride, Charles Lloyd, Kenny Garrett, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Hiromi, and Joshua Redman’s Still Dreaming quartet.

Redman’s entry is from his all-star Still Dreaming quartet that pays tribute to the band Old and New Dreams in which his father Dewey Redman played saxophone (along with Don Cherry on trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums). Along with Joshua on tenor saxophone, the current Still Dreaming quartet, that made its debut in Denver, has Scott Colley on bass, Brian Blade on drums, and Denver’s Ron Miles on cornet. That is one more of the growing number of feathers in Ron’s impressive musical cap.

Also, during the week in music, pianist Chuck Lamb, who has held down the keyboard chair in the Brubeck Brothers band for close to 15 years is doing a tribute to pianist Dave Brubeck at Vail Jazz Festival at the tent in Vail Square tonight, Thursday, July 15, starting at 6 pm.

Also tonight, Thursday, Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles are at Dazzle starting at 9:30 pm.

Then on Friday, July 16, Dazzle has “Loud Jazz” a tribute to guitarist John Scofield followed by trombonist Stafford Hunter’s ”Young Lions Series” on Wednesday doing the music of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.

Jazz Notes 7-15-2021
Norman Provizer

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