Jazz in the Target Atrium: When Duke Met Coltrane, available on demand now.
The Atrium Jazz Ensemble, anchored by pianist/musical director Jeremy Walker, presents the foundations of jazz: swing, blues, communal good feeling and deep commitment to shared musical inspiration, using the music of Duke Ellington and John Coltrane as source material for self-discovery.
Led by Artistic Director Jeremy Walker, the Atrium Jazz Ensemble with hard-swinging saxophonist Chris Thomson, takes on this legendary music not to reproduce it (which is impossible) but as source material for self-discovery. Although Coltrane was only alive for 40 years, learn why his music—melodic, blues-drenched and singular—still reaches listeners today. Experience another example of how jazz is able to wrap its arms around all the moods of human life.
- Jeremy Walker, piano
- Chris Thomson, saxophone
- Brandon Wozniak, saxophone
- Jeff Bailey, Bass
- Kevin Washington, drums
Recorded live at Orchestra Hall on April 28th, and distilled to the one-hour Jazz in the Target Atrium radio special, which debuted on Jazz88 Memorial Day weekend 2017. Travis Ryder hosts.
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