The alto saxophonist Vincent Herring projects his sound in a strong, centered beam, and even his most intense moments suggest a controlled combustion. You could chalk that up to experience — Mr. Herring, 50, has been playing seriously since his teens — but it probably has as much to do with disposition. There’s footage of him with Horace Silver’s band in the 1980s, sounding like he does now, slashing but calm.
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"Williams laid the groundwork for a community of jazz musicians in New York who supported each other, found each other gigs and played as often as they could together. Now Smith and three of those accomplished jazz musicians will form the so-called National Pastimes Productions All-Star Quartet to honor Williams and Mulgrew Miller on the final night of the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival, which opens April 16 and runs for three days. "