Russell Gunn's “Blackhawk Revisited” featuring Jimmy Cobb

Russell Gunn's “Blackhawk Revisited” featuring Jimmy Cobb

Jazz at Lincoln Center

With trumpeter Russell Gunn, drummer Jimmy Cobb, bassist Corcoran Holt, pianist Kevin Bales, and tenor saxophonist Morgan Guerin. Grammy Award-nominated trumpeter and composer Russell Gunn – probably best known for the musical fusions presented in his Ethnomusicology series – has recently presented his “Blackhawk Revisited” project to several enthusiastic audiences around the country, showcasing the classic tunes Davis performed at the Blackhawk in 1961. Tonight, his already excellent quintet includes NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb, the long-term Miles Davis drummer who played in the original Blackhawk sets. Gunn’s trumpet playing and his group are worth checking out on any occasion, but it’s especially exciting to witness this music performed by a multigenerational band with an original participant 55 years after it originally won the hearts of jazz lovers. “This is the gold standard for straight-ahead, postwar jazz rhythm.” – The New York Times, reviewing Miles Davis’ Blackhawk recordings “The real tribute here is not so much that Gunn is playing Miles, it’s that he gets Miles.” – All Music review of Russell Gunn Plays Miles

Tags: Jazz, Lincoln center, NYC, New York, jalc, jazz at lincoln center, russell gunn, jimmy cobb, blackhawk revisited

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