Jazz at Lincoln Center
With trumpeter Charles Tolliver, guitarist Bruce Edwards, pianist Theo Hill, bassist Essiet Essiet, and drummer Lawrence Leathers Since his 1964 recording debut with Jackie McLean, trumpeter Charles Tolliver has worked with such icons as Roy Haynes, Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, Oliver Nelson, and Max Roach. In 1970 he released the classic album Music Inc on Strata-East – a successful and ongoing record label he co-founded – and then continued to tour with his MUSIC INC band through the 1980s and ‘90s. The history associated with the group makes this “New Charles Tolliver/MUSIC INC.” project quite exciting. With an eclectic new lineup of Bruce Edwards, Theo Hill, Essiet Essiet, and Lawrence Leathers, Tolliver will further explore this musical legacy, uniting multiple generations of jazz under his unique vision and leadership.