Three quick gig announcements:
Tomorrow, Saturday, Sam Newsome is leading a striking cast of all-stars in a Steve Lacy birthday gig, 7 PM at the Jazz Museum of Harlem.
Tonight through Sunday Joe Lovano has an incredible band at the Vanguard with Tom Harrell, Anthony Cox, and Billy Hart. The Vanguard recording from their previous engagement in is one of my favorite Lovano records; I was there in ’94, and will be going again before this week is out.
This coming Wednesday and Thursday I’ll be at Mezzrow with Ben Street and Tootie Heath. There are still plenty of seats but Tootie hasn’t played in NYC much recently and his fans are sure to come out.