The lyrical — understated but eloquent — tenor saxophonist Ted Brown turns 88 today. This Sunday, December 6, 2015, there will be a musical birthday party at The Drawing Room — 56 Willoughby Street in Brooklyn, New York, beginning at 7 PM, organized by Ted’s friend and colleague, tenorist Brad Linde. Details — including a map — here.
The rhythm section, happily, will be Michael Kanan, piano; Murray Wall, string bass; Jeff Brown, drums. If this weren’t enough, I am told there will also be cake.
Here are Ted and Michael in 2011 — singing sweetly and sadly on PRISONER OF LOVE:
Here are Ted, Brad, Michael, Murray, and Taro Okamoto in 2012, celebrating Ted’s eighty-fifth birthday with a romping BROADWAY:
An occasion you shouldn’t miss.
May your happiness increase!