Human Spirt (Thomas Marriott, Mark Taylor and Matt Jorgensen) are headed back east next week for a couple of shows in Philadelphia and New York.

November 14 – Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
1421 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 568-3131, 7:00pm

November 15 – Smalls Jazz Club, New York, NY
183 West 10th Street
New York, NY

The Smalls show is previewed in today’s New York Times by Nate Chinen:

Matt Jorgensen & Human Spirit (Thursday) Mr. Jorgensen is a drummer and bandleader of prominence in Seattle, his hometown, and the owner of Origin Records, which recently released “Dialogues,” a live album by Human Spirit, his progressive post-bop band. For this one-nighter with that group, he features a Seattle front line of Thomas Marriott on trumpet and Mark Taylor on alto saxophone, along with the pianist David Budway and the bassist Joe Martin. From 9:30 p.m. to midnight, Smalls, 183 West Tenth Street, West Village, (212) 252-5091,; $20 cover. (Nate Chinen)

In addition, Marriott will be hanging around a few extra days and performing on Monday, November 19, with Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band at Smoke.

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