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.”
Special guest Jeremy Pelt, an assertive and daring player whose approach to the trumpet is the modern equivalent of legends like Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard, is a major jazz artist who never fails to surprise. The influential blog Burning Ambulance says, “He’s on an extended journey, taking snapshots along the way, and jazz fans would do well to follow him.” The New York Times adds, “Mr. Pelt has an intensely focused sound on trumpet, a warmblooded gleam. It’s hard to imagine his sounding much better than he does here.” Pelt is the final piece and featured guest in this particularly powerful quintet.