Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sept. 25 - Rising star guitarist Ricardo Grilli, Eric Harland, Joe Martin, Kevin Hayes & Mark Turner at Smalls

Mark Turner – Reeds
Kevin Hays – Piano
Joe Martin – Bass
Eric Harland – Drums

"... a post-bop guitarist with a sideline interest in the cosmos and a taste for the ultramodern." 
– Nate Chinen, New York Times 

Rising star guitarist Ricardo Grilli returns to Smalls Jazz Club with an amazing quintet.   The powerhouse rhythm section of Eric Harland and Joe Martin, both members of Grilli's "1954" quartet, is complemented by pianist Kevin Hays, and saxophonist Mark Turner, both leading voices on their instruments.

The repertoire will feature compositions from Grilli's critically acclaimed 2016 album 1954 as well as new pieces from his upcoming album.

"...Grilli's considerable chops are in full effect in each setting.... This is an admirable outing by a new face on the scene." 
– Bill Milkowski, DownBeat Magazine