Until recently, the magnificent composer's legacy was overshadowed by Duke Ellington's.
Posts Tagged ‘Harold Summey’
Friday, August 23
Regular readers of Setlist will know that much of the year has been devoted to tributes to Wayne Shorter and his forthcoming 80th birthday. Why is this such a big deal? Well, you must understand that while he's not the only jazz titan still alive, Shorter's legacy runs deeper and wider than almost [...]
Thursday, July 18
I've talked before about the unique approach of this season's Take 5! series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Kogod Courtyard. To wit, local young musicians are tackling the writing of elder statesmen in dedicated programs. Since 2013 began, though, there's been a particular concentration on Wayne Shorter, the titanic saxophonist and composer [...]
Thursday, Oct. 18
What does a jazz writer do with a trio that refers to themselves gleefully as "a grammatically incoherent jazz bastardization"? That's a jazz-crit buzz phrase all by itself, if not a terribly revealing one. Here's the first description that comes to my head: Thiefs is a band that finds a way to make [...]
The doldrums are upon us, ladies and gentlemen. Congress and the Supreme Court are in recess, and the many, many people who make a living off those institutions in some form or another have little reason to hang out. Jazz has a slowdown, too—but not a death. It's a great time to check out some [...]
Ten-year-old trumpeter Geoff Gallante is playing a free concert of jazz standards on May 1, at 4 p.m., at the Heritage Presbyterian Church in Alexandria. Jean Baptiste will be playing piano, Michael Bowie will be playing bass, and Harold Summey will be on the drums at the show.
Since first picking up the trumpet at the [...]