|Posted by: editoron Monday, December 11, 2006 - 05:45 PM
Charles McPherson with Roy Hargrove & Roberta Gambarini
January 26 & 27, 8pm, Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall
January 26-Friday Free Pre-Concert Lecture w/ Phil Schaap
New York, NY (December 12, 2006) Bebop saxophonists James Moody (tenor) and Charles McPherson (alto) are two of the greatest living players of this exciting style of jazz and they bring the swing to Frederick P. Rose Hall on January 26 and 27 in Rose Theater. These two will be joined by two incredible performers, Roy Hargrove (trumpet) and Roberta Gambarini (vocals). Ms. Gambarini is nominated for a Grammy ® this year for Best Jazz Vocal Album. With a rich history in the continuation of bebop, these artists bring to life the jazz style founded by giants like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.
Tickets for Bebop Lives! are $30, $50, $75, $100, $120 and can be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office on Broadway at 60th Street, by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or via www.jalc.org.
Bebop Lives! Is a celebration of one of the greatest and most difficult innovations to duplicate in jazz. There will also be a Friday pre-concert lecture with Jazz at Lincoln Center curator Phil Schaap introducing all ticket holders to the breadth of bebop and the impact this innovation had on the history of jazz.
Charles McPherson says, "I'm looking forward to doing the gig with James Moody because of his association with Dizzy's big band. Just playing with somebody who was around at that time is an extra special treat for someone like me...I'm a little younger."
"Bebop is incredibly important music because it has all of the real elements of what music is," Mr. McPherson adds. "The innovators of this music were melodic, they were harmonically saavy and rhythmically very advanced. The bebop idiom exemplifies all three of those nuances."
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