One for All Big George Record Release and George Coleman’s 89th Birthday Celebration feat. special guest George Coleman

Sunday, March 17, 2024

One for All Big George Record Release and George Coleman’s 89th Birthday Celebration feat. special guest George Coleman Cover

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows George Coleman – special guest tenor saxophone Jim Rotondi – trumpet Eric Alexander – tenor saxophone Steve Davis – trombone David Hazeltine – piano John Webber – bass Joe Farnsworth – drums “New York’s premier hard bop supergroup”
– JazzTimes “[Coleman] is still one of the most fluent and inventive tenor saxophonists around.”
– The Guardian One for All—Jim Rotondi, Eric Alexander, Steve Davis, David Hazeltine, John Webber, and Joe Farnsworth—reunite to celebrate the release of their highly anticipated 17th album, Big George, and the 89th birthday of the all-time greats, tenor saxophonist George Coleman who joins the sextet as a very special guest. Coleman’s birthday is March 8th, and this weekend will serve as an informal birthday party for a true living legend. Downbeat writes, “When you hear the tenor sax of George Coleman, you know it’s him within a few notes. That deep spark of a tone evokes a time and place—be it his historic work with Max Roach, Chet Baker, and Miles Davis, or as a leader in his own right.” One for All, originally inspired by some of the great sextets of the hard bop golden age, long ago established its own strong group identity and sound through distinctive and distinguished writing and arranging and strong individual voices. “Cohesive and interdependent, these musicians bring out the best in one another,” says All About Jazz.