Cannonball & Coltrane featuring the Vincent Herring & Eric Alexander Quintet

Friday, July 05, 2024

Cannonball & Coltrane featuring the Vincent Herring & Eric Alexander Quintet Cover

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Eric Alexander – tenor saxophone Mike LeDonne – piano John Webber – bass Lewis Nash – drums “Not only are Alexander and Herring carrying on the tradition, they are among the most resourceful and enterprising saxophonists on the scene today.” – All About Jazz On February 3, 1959, one month before recording the first tracks of the iconic Kind of Blue with Miles Davis, saxophonists Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane were in a Chicago studio making Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago with the Miles Davis sextet’s Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Although overshadowed by the success of Kind of Blue, In Chicago showcases these two legendary musicians, indeed the whole band, in top hard bop form and on the threshold of making modal jazz history. Celebrating Cannonball and Coltrane’s collaborative competition are two of their most inspired, modern equivalents—alto saxophonist Vincent Herring and tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander—as well as a stellar rhythm section that includes pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Lewis Nash.