Short notice: the splendid saxophonist Joel Press is paying a brief visit to New York City. As always, he will be creating bouncing riffs and casually eloquent, speaking melodic lines. I think of his metaphysical street address as the corner of Swing and Lyricism.
Joel has three performances planned — with fine musical friends, as always. Joel will be playing duets with the wonderful pianist Spike Wilner at SMALLS, 183 W 10th Street @ 7th Avenue South on Thursday, July 7th. Their set begins at 7:30. They will be followed by the Jeff Williams Quintet.
Sunday, July 3rd, 1:30 AM (if you’re awake) Joel, the cherished pianist Michael Kanan, bassist Tal Ronen, drummer Steve Little, will be playing at FAT CAT, 75 Chistopher Street @ 7th Avenue.
Tuesday, July 5th, at 7PM, the same quartet will be at FAT CAT, 75 Chistopher Street @ 7th Avenue.
Carpe Press, JAZZ LIVES readers!