Almost a year ago the Northwest jazz scene lost an exceptionally talented and eccentric figure 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.
As the Seattle Times recounted, “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.”
On Sunday, October 12th at 6:00pm, The Llahngaelhyn will be reborn for a night at Sebi’s Bistro with a night of music by the David Frisen Quintet with many special guests.
The concert is in conjunction with the release of Jerry Heldman, “Revelation(s),” on Origin Records. For the recording, Friesen compiled tapes from live recordings of Morning Star, his quartet with Heldman in the early ’70s, as a tribute to a singular musician and friend.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12
3242 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
Set Time(s): 7:00 PM
David Friesen – bass
Dan Gaynor – piano
Charlie Doggett – drums
Rob Davis – sax
John Gross – sax
Jay Thomas – trumpet