Thursday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL

PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College, 8pm
Darcy James ArgueDarcy James Argue & Cornish Contemporary Big Band
The Vancouver-raised, Brooklyn-based composer, pianist, and bandleader, part Radiohead, part Steve Reich, and fully his own man, directs the Cornish community’s best. $20 general/$15 members & seniors/$10 students (Presented by Cornish College of the Arts.)    [read more…]
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TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jim Sisko and the Bellevue College Big Band
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Gerald Albright
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

BARCA: Adam Kessler / Phil Sparks Trio
1510 11th Avenue, Seattle, (206) 325-8263, 9:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Eric Verlinde’s Halloween Duo
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: Funky to Death Halloween
2202 N 45th St, Seattle, 206-992-1120, 10:00pm

LUCID: Davy Nefos Jam
Lucid Jazz Lounge, 5241 University Ave NE, Seattle,206-402-3042

BLUE MOON: Blue Moon session w/ Dave Abramson
712 NE 45th St, 206-675-9116, 4:30pm

Photos: Steve Treseler Group at The Royal Room

by Daniel Sheehan, EyeShotJazz.com

The Earshot Jazz Festival presented  the Steve Treseler Group with Ingrid Jensen. Seattle tenor saxophonist Steve
 Treseler celebrates the release of Center Song, with renowned guest trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, pianist Dawn
 Clement, guitarist Chris Spencer,
 drummer Steve
 Korn. The group explores new material by Treseler, a piece by Jensen, a Lee 
Konitz tune, a Sunny Day Real Estate
 adaptation and some short improvisations.

For more photos of this event, and all Earshot events, visit EyeShotJazz.com

Wednesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Roy Hargrove Quintet
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Clipper Anderson
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

SHIP CANAL: Jay Thomas Jam Session
3218 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, 206-588-8885, 7:30pm

NEW ORLEANS: The Legacy Band with Clarence Acox
114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 7:00pm

BOXLEY’S: 5:00pm: Future Jazz Heads; 7:00pm: Jazz Heads
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307

VITO’S: Wally Shoup Quartet
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 6:00pm

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: Ari Zucker Presents
2202 N 45th St, (206) 992-1120, 10:00pm

THE PINK DOOR: Casey MacGill Trio
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, 8:00pm

AUGUSTUS: Michael Owcharuk & Nate Omdal
3601 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, 9:00pm

THE SWISS: Kareem Kandi Band
1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, 7:00

Tuesday Jazz

UW Mallethead Series: Thomas Collier & Dan Dean w/Alex Acuña & Don Grusin
Meany Studio Theater, University of Washington, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Roy Hargrove
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Critical Mass Big Band
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

BOXLEY’S: Tuesday Jam
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

OWL ‘N THISTLE: Jam w/ Eric Verlinde
808 Post Ave, 206-621-7777, 10:00pm

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: McTuff Trio
2202 N 45th St, (206) 992-1120, 10:00pm

THE PINK DOOR: Casey MacGill Trio
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, 8:00pm

 

Kim Rushing Memorial set for November 24

Kim-RushingVocalist Kim Rushing’s memorial will take place on Sunday, November 24, at Tula’s Jazz Club from 4:00 – 7:00pm.

The event is planned as a “musical celebration of Kim’s life” and will feature music by Kelley Johnson and Andy Shaw with John Hansen, Phil Sparks, Robert Rushing. The will likely be many of Kim’s friends sitting in.

Suggested donations and notes will benefit the family; no cover.

Sunday, November 24 – 4:00 – 7:00pm
TULA’S JAZZ CLUB
2214 Second Ave
Seattle, WA
(206) 443-4221

Monday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jim Knapp Orchestra
2214 Second Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

WHITE RABBIT: Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder
513 N 36th St Suite E, Seattle, 9:30pm

BOXLEY’S: 5:00pm: Mt Si Vocal Jazz Clinic; 7:00pm: Christian Henriksen Project
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

NEW ORLEANS: New Orleans Quintet
114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 7:00pm

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Synthesis
216 Union Street, Seattle, 206-838-4333, 8:00pm

EL GAUCHO: Paul Richardson
2505 1st Ave, 6:00pm

EL GAUCHO BELLEVUE: Primo Kim
555 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425-455-2734, 6:00pm

THE ROYAL ROOM: Ben Thomas & The Tangent Trio
5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, (206) 906-9920, 8:00pm

COASTAL KITCHEN: Josh Clifford Trio
426 15th Ave E, Seattle, 206-322-1145, 9:30pm

Sunday Jazz

Lucian Ban & Jorge SylvesterEARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL

PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College, 8pm
Lucian Ban & Jorge Sylvester
Formerly Lucian Ban & Mat ManeriDue to illness, Mat Maneri will not be performing. Saxophonist Jorge Sylvester will be appearing with Lucian Ban.
Classically trained in Romania, pianist Lucian Ban is increasingly recognized for his modernist jazz. He performs with Jorge Sylvester, an impressive composer and arranger originally from Panama, playing from Ban’s new ECM release, Transylvanian Concert. $18 general/$16 members & seniors/$9 students    [read more…]
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TULA’S JAZZ CLUB:
3:00pm: Elnah Jordan
8:00pm: Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221

JAZZ ALLEY: Roy Hargrove Quintet
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

BOXLEY’S: Seattle Jazz Singers
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 6:00pm

CAFE RACER: The Schimscheimer Family Trio
5828 Roosevelt Way NE, 8pm

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Kareem Kandi
216 Union Street, Seattle, 206-838-4333, 8:00pm

DARRELL’S TAVERN: Kevin Mccarthy & Friends Jam Session
18041 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, 8:00pm

SERAFINA: 11am: Pasquale Santos; 6:30pm: Jerry Frank
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807

VITO’S LOUNGE: 6pm: Ruby Bishop; 9:30pm: Ron Weinstein Trio
927 9th Ave, Seattle

ROYAL ROOM: 6pm: Garfield Alumni Jazz Jam; 8pm: Doug Beaver’s Conjunto Rovira, featuring Carlos Cascante and Thomas Marriott
5000 Rainier Avenue South, 206-906-9920, 8:00pm

Sunday: Doug Beaver’s Conjunto Rovira at the Royal Room

Doug Beaver’s Conjunto Rovira, featuring Carlos Cascante and Thomas Marriott

THE ROYAL ROOM
5000 Rainier Avenue South, 206-906-9920,
Tickets, $12 adv/ $15 door, are available now from Stranger Tickets

Doug Beavers was catapulted to international musical significance when he was discovered by 9-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri and called on to transcribe and arrange the complete repertoire from his seminal La Perfecta group of the 1960s. Beavers went on to tour, record and perform for Eddie’s new La Perfecta II as lead trombonist and arranger, winning a Grammy with Palmieri for his work on his 2005 release Listen Here.

Beavers has since established his own solo career, becoming universally recognized as a cutting-edge trombonist and “an arranger of the first-class” (Harvey Siders, JazzTimes). He has performed and arranged for the likes of Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Eddie Palmieri, Rosemary Clooney, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Don Omar, Sheila E., Pete Escovedo, Mingus Big Band, Ruben Blades, Paul Simon, and countless others. In addition to receiving several orchestral commissions for arranging and composition, he has released three solo projects, the most recent entitled Two Shades of Nude (Origin Records, 2010), which was scored for a jazz nonet. The album garnered wide critical acclaim from publications like Jazztimes and peaked at #33 on the national Jazzweek radio charts.

This week on Jazz Northwest

roberta-155-by-ben-huggler-copyJazz Northwest previews and samples upcoming events every Sunday afternoon at 2 on 88.5 KPLU. This Sunday (10/27) will include CDs by Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, the Jim Knapp Orchestra, Darcy James Argue and others appearing in Seattle concerts, as well as some new releases by resident Northwest musicians.

Jazz Northwest is produced and hosted by Jim Wilke, exclusively for 88.5 KPLU. The program is also available as a podcast at kplu.org

Saturday Jazz

Patricia BarberEARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL

Town Hall Seattle, 8pm
Patricia Barber
The “conspicuously literate and restlessly inventive” (The New Yorker) singer pianist is a distinctive social observer and gifted musician who turned from classical to jazz performance while at college. Her sparkling trio includes bassist Patrick Mulcahy and drummer Ross Pederson. $35 general/$26 members & seniors/$13 students    [read more…]
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Beth Fleenor Workshop Ensemble

Chapel Performance Space, 8pm
Beth Fleenor Workshop Ensemble / B’shnorkestra
Two distinctive composers on the Seattle scene, clarinetist Beth Fleenor and trumpeter Samantha Boshnack, showcase their works for large ensembles in one of the city’s finest concert rooms. $5-15 sliding scale (Presented by Nonsequitur.)    [read more…]
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TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Tom Collier Quartet
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

BOXLEY’S: Kelly Eisenhour Quartet
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Roy Hargrove
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

SERAFINA: Tim Kennedy Trio
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

GRAZIE: Michael Powers Group
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

VITO’S: The Pornadoes
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 9:30pm

ROYAL ROOM: The Schimscheimer Family Trio;  New Radios
5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, (206) 906-9920, 8:00pm

MAXWELL’S: Kareem Kandi Band
454 St. Helens Ave, Tacoma, 8:00pm

Friday Jazz

Nicole MitchellEARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL

PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College, 8pm
Nicole Mitchell Ice Crystal Quartet
Mitchell, “the most important jazz flutist of her generation” (All About Jazz), plays in the spirit of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians: she draws gospel, African percussion, and other elements into a thrilling extension of jazz. With Jason Adasiewicz (vibes), Joshua Abrams (bass), and Frank Rosaly (drums). $22 general/$20 members & seniors/$11 students    [read more…]
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Steve Treseler and Ingrid JensenFriday, October 25, Royal Room, 8pm
Steve Treseler Group featuring Ingrid Jensen
The compelling Seattle saxophonist celebrates a new CD release with renowned trumpeter Ingrid Jensen. $16 general/$14 members & seniors/$8 students    [read more…]
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JAZZ ALLEY: Roy Hargrove
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Stephanie Porter Quartet
2214 Second Ave, Seattle, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio
6423 Latona Avenue NE, 5:00 – 7:00pm, No Cover, 21+

SERAFINA: Alex Guilbert Duo
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9pm

VITO’S: The Yada Yada Blues Band
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 8:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Milo Peterson Trio
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Thelxie Eaves w/ Michael Berman, Pavel Shepp
11425 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, 206-772-6891, 7:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAZZ HOUSE:
7pm – Nate Omdal Quartet, with Nate Omdal (bass), Michael Owcharuk (piano) and Dylan Savage (drums)
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

GRAZIE: Michael Powers Group
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

Wednesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion feat. Pee Wee Ellis, Alec Dankworth, Abass Dodoo
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Frank Kohl Quartet
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

SHIP CANAL: Jay Thomas Jam Session
3218 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, 206-588-8885, 7:30pm

NEW ORLEANS: The Legacy Band with Clarence Acox
114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 7:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Geoffrey Keezer
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

VITO’S: The Tarentellas
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 6:00pm

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: Rippin’ Chicken
2202 N 45th St, (206) 992-1120, 10:00pm

THE PINK DOOR: Casey MacGill Trio
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, 8:00pm

AUGUSTUS: Michael Owcharuk & Nate Omdal
3601 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, 9:00pm

THE SWISS: Kareem Kandi Band
1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, 7:00

And then this is happening …

Pianist Geoffrey Keezer is performing solo tomorrow night (Wednesday, October 23) at Boxley’s starting at 7:00pm.

Make the trip up to North Bend for what will be an amazing show.

Boxley’s
101 West North Bend Way
North Bend, WA 98045
Reservations recommended: 425-292-9307

Tuesday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL

SFJAZZ CollectiveIllsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya, 8pm
SFJAZZ Collective
Stunning virtuosity and drive from the most spectacular all-star ensemble in jazz, with Miguel Zenon, David Sanchez, Warren Wolf, Avishai Cohen, Robin Eubanks, Edward Simon, Matt Penman, and Obed Calvaire. $28 general/$26 members & seniors/$14 students (Welcomed by 91.3 KBCS)    [read more…]
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NW Film Forum, 7PM
Director in Attendance!
John Coltrane Ascension Double Bill
John Coltrane’s Ascension was called, “…the most powerful human sound ever recorded” in Down Beat Magazine in 1965, and “the most vexatious work in jazz history” by jazz critic Gary Giddins. These contradictory claims indicate just how controversial this music was at the time Coltrane recorded it in 1965. Ascension in fact still causes arguments; the ideas behind the music are still alive and making waves. All the more reason to rejoice in Electric Ascension, reincarnated for the 21st century in live performance by the large, fluctuating ensemble “Orkestrova”. This program features a concert film performance of Ascesion as re-imagined by the Sax quartet Rova plus a behind the scenes look at how the performance came together.

Electric Ascension, Live at the Guelph Jazz Festival
(John Rrogers, USA, 2013, blu-ray, 68 min)
Famed for its scale and raw emotional power, John Coltrane’s 1965 recording, Ascension, has been re-imagined and rearranged for live performance by an all star ensemble of improvisers led by the Rova Saxophone Quartet.

Cleaning the Mirror
(John Rrogers, USA, 2013, blu-ray,45 min)
A documentary on the musical history and creative process behind Electric Ascension. Shot at jazz festivals in Paris and Saalfelden (Aus.), Musicians speak about their inspiration, their approach to the music, and their connection to Coltrane. Interviewed are Nels Cline, Andrew Cyrille, Art Davis, Jason Kao Hwang, Eyvind Kang, Rova, Jenny Scheinman, and Elliot Sharp. With musical excerpts, archival photos, and behind the scenes footage.

JAZZ ALLEY: Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion feat. Pee Wee Ellis, Alec Dankworth, Abass Dodoo
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Mach One Jazz Orchestra
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

BOXLEY’S: Tuesday Jaz
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

OWL ‘N THISTLE: Jam w/ Eric Verlinde
808 Post Ave, 206-621-7777, 10:00pm

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: McTuff Trio
2202 N 45th St, (206) 992-1120, 10:00pm

THE PINK DOOR: Casey MacGill Trio
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, 8:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: Nick Hempton (sax), Dan Aran (drums), Reuel Lubag (piano) and Chuck Kistler (bass)
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621, 7:00pm

Kim Rushing, jazz vocalist

Kim-RushingSeattle jazz vocalist Kim Rushing, who earlier this year was diagnosed with Granulomatosis Polyarteris, a rare autoimmune disorder (formerly known as Wegener’s Disease), passed away on Saturday, October 19.

Word came from her husband, drummer Robert Rushing, via a post on Facebook and Kim’s fundraiser site to help defray the costs of treatment.

Hello friends, This is Kim’s husband Robert with the saddest possible news. On Saturday October 19th, Kim passed away of pneumonia and septic shock. Of course we are devastated at her sudden and unexpected death. It is incomprehensible to us. She had so much life left to live. Kim was my best friend and love of my life for 29 years, and the loving mother of our beautiful child. We will miss her terribly. She appreciated her friendships, musical brothers and sisters, and family tremendously. She was so grateful for all the caring and generosity shown to her during her difficult illness. This site will be closed down in several weeks. Thank you all so much for your support over these last few months.

We will have more news as it becomes available. If you care to make a donation to the Rushing Family, visit the GoFundMe page for Kim Rushing. You can also listen to Kim’s music here.

Monday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL

NW FILM FORUM, 7PM
Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity
(Dorothy Darr, Jeffrey Morse, 2012, USA, 120min)
Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity is a journey in sound through the unusual life and career of this jazz legend, Charles Lloyd, one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 1960s. His music crossed traditional boundaries and explored new territories. Catapulted into worldwide fame in his 20s, by his early 30s, he abandoned his life of touring and recording and went into seclusion in Big Sur, CA. Here, Lloyd and those who worked with him over the last five decades help us better understand this enigmatic man and his spiritual pursuit through music.

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: The Jazz Underground
2214 Second Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

WHITE RABBIT: Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder
513 N 36th St Suite E, Seattle, 9:30pm

BOXLEY’S: 5:00pm: Mt Si Vocal Jazz Clinic; 7:00pm: Christian Henriksen Project
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

NEW ORLEANS: New Orleans Quintet
114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 7:00pm

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Synthesis
216 Union Street, Seattle, 206-838-4333, 8:00pm

EL GAUCHO: Paul Richardson
2505 1st Ave, 6:00pm

EL GAUCHO BELLEVUE: Primo Kim
555 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425-455-2734, 6:00pm

BAKE’S PLACE: closed for private event
155 108th Ave NE Bellevue, 425-454-2776, 6:00pm

THE ROYAL ROOM: Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, (206) 906-9920, 8:00pm

COASTAL KITCHEN: Josh Clifford Trio
426 15th Ave E, Seattle, 206-322-1145, 9:30pm

Saturday Jazz

George ColliganEARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL

Tula’s Jazz Club 7:30pm
George Colligan Organ Trio
Internationally-known Portland keyboardist holds down Seattle’s favorite jazz hang. $16 general/$14 members & seniors/$8 students    [read more…]
RESERVATIONS AT 206-443-4221 or
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John Medeski

Kirkland Performance Center, 8pm
John Medeski
Renowned for the considerable legacy of Medeski Martin & Wood, the keyboardist demonstrates virtuosity and vast range on solo grand piano. $28 general/$26 members & seniors/$14 students/$45 VIP    [read more…]
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BOXLEY’S: Tracy Knoop Quartet
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Fourplay – Bob James, Harvey Mason, Nathan East and Chuck Loeb
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

SERAFINA: Leo Raymundo Trio w/ Sue Nixon
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

GRAZIE: Emily McIntosh
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

VITO’S: The Fig Trio
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 9:30pm

Jazz club operator Jerry Heldman dead at 76

from The Seattle Times:

Northwest jazz lost an exceptionally talented and eccentric figure last week when bassist/pianist Jerome “Jerry” Heldman died of pneumonia.

Mr. Heldman was the proprietor and also a performer at the Llahngaelhyn, a legendary coffee house located in the fairy castle-like building just south of the University Bridge that hosted jazz from 1965 to 1968.

Mr. Heldman died Oct. 11 in Yacolt, Clark County, after being bedridden for two years with heart failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. He was 76.

The Llahngaelhyn was known for all-night jam sessions, where touring musicians such as pianists McCoy Tyner and Chick Corea and saxophonist Roland Kirk dropped by, and local players such as bassist David Friesen, guitarist Larry Coryell, saxophonist Carlos Ward and guitarist Ralph Towner cut their teeth. The late Seattle beat poet, Jesse Bernstein, was also a regular.

Read more at The Seattle Times.

And we did notice a post from Jay Thomas on Facebook that is worth noting:

Jerry taught me so much and used to run to great jam session places in Seattle.

(re: the Llahngaelhyn) I went there a lot…had some great times and learned tons from Jerry and all the older cats down there…I got to play with McCoy Tyner one night late after his gig with [Art] Blakey at the Penthouse…I went to the QueeQueg also and used to hear Joe Brazil and so many cats…Jerry was a very dedicated musician and could really play