Harold Mabern and
Eric Alexander, whose prolific collaboration is documented on many albums destined to become classics, are co-leading the centerpiece of our year-ending Coltrane Festival for the fifth year. JazzTimes
says, “the rapport between Mabern and Alexander seems nearly telepathic.”
Drummer Louis Hayes, who is featured in this quartet, is such a master of impeccable swing and feel that it can sometimes feel as if he invented jazz drumming. At the very heart of straight-ahead jazz for the past 50 years, Hayes secured his place in jazz history with Horace Silver, Cannonball Adderley, and Oscar Peterson 1950’s and 60’s and has never stopped. His remarkable career includes work with everyone from Coltrane and Newk to Dizzy and Ravi Shankar and his recent acclaimed recording dedicated to Silver, Serenade for Horace.