Joe Farnsworth Quintet “Time to Swing”

Thu, Aug 15

Joe Farnsworth Quintet “Time to Swing” Cover

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Nicholas Payton – trumpet Sarah Hanahan – alto saxophone Sullivan Fortner – piano, except Thu Luther Allison – piano, Thu only Peter Washington – bass Joe Farnsworth – drums “One of the premiere straight-ahead drummers of his generation.”
 – Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine Joe Farnsworth leads a particularly fiery version of his “Time to Swing” quintet with trumpeter Nicholas Payton, saxophonist Sarah Hanahan, pianists Sullivan Fortner (fri-sun,) Luther Allison (thu,) and bassist Peter Washington. The New York Times says, “Joe Farnsworth is a briskly swinging drummer, especially persuasive with the dialect of hard bop.” Broadway World adds that he “is known for his blazing speed, precision, and melodic playing.” Farnworth released a momentous new album last year, In What Direction Are You Headed? furthering his growing reputation as an inspired bandleader, a reflection of his decades working for such notable leaders as George Coleman, Benny Golson, Pharaoh Sanders, Cedar Walton, Harold Mabern, and McCoy Tyner. The New Yorker concludes, “This most swinging of percussionists can spark any band with his perfect time and unwavering attention to detail.”