Peter Erskine Quartet with George Garzone, Alan Pasqua, Darek Oles Quartet

sponsored in memory of Marsha Ogilvie

Friday May 22, 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Time: 07:30 Doors: 07:00 Ages: All Ages Tickets: $25 - $30

Outpost Performance Space

210 Yale SE - Albuquerque NM

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Drummer Peter Erskine, tenor saxophonist George Garzone, pianist Alan Pasqua, and bassist Darek Oles, four giants of jazz improvisation— have known each other for many years and have played together often.  In early January 2019, Erskine, Pasqua and Oles, all faculty members at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, were joined by Garzone at a new Los Angeles jazz club/listening room called Sam First, for what was to be an extraordinary three-night live summit that was recorded and released  on Erskine’s Fuzzy Music label as a three CD package entitled 3 Nights in L.A.. The recording was described by Jim Worsley of All About Jazz as “… the epitome of live improvisational jazz, played with both freedom of expression and with pure joy.”  George Harris at JazzWeekly.com wrote, “Garzone and company adroitly mixed modern with tradition with an extra spice of inquisitiveness, sounding as fresh as the air outside after the rains.” One of the most accomplished and respected drummers in modern jazz, Peter Erskine joined the legendary fusion group Weather Report in 1978 at the recommendation of Jaco Pastorius, and has been recording as a bandleader since 1982 as well as having appeared on historic albums with Steps Ahead, John Abercrombie, Kenny Wheeler, Don Grolnick and many more. In addition to acoustic jazz, Alan Pasqua, who was last at Outpost with the great Sheila Jordan in spring 2019, has demonstrated his keyboard mastery working with guitar legend Allan Holdsworth in the New Tony Williams Lifetime in the mid-’70s, reuniting with him on the live double album, Blues for Tony in 2010. He has numerous albums to his credit, including several acclaimed solo piano releases. George Garzone is one of jazz’s greatest tenors and also one of its most revered educators, with noted students including Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Donny McCaslin and countless others. He is longtime co-leader of the celebrated trio The Fringe and a Boston jazz institution unto himself. Born in Wroclaw, Poland, Darek Oles came to Los Angeles in 1988 where he studied at California Instirute for the Arts. Soon after completing his studies, he joined the Cal Arts faculty. Oles has become one of the most sought-after bassists on the West Coast, working with Charles Lloyd, Bennie Maupin, Brad Mehldau and a host of others. 

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