This concert was the third in the Visionary Voices Series presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center. I’m glad I subscribed this year, since I was exposed to some different kinds of music I hadn’t been aware of previously: Toots Thielemans and Eddie Palmieri from the first two concerts. This concert introduced me to the Yes! Trio and Brandford Marsalis.
The Yes! Trio opened the concert with numerous original compositions. I enjoyed their style and have downloaded their latest recording. The group consists of Ali Jackson, Aaron Goldberg and Omer Avital. The second half consisted of Marsalis providing a retrospective of the music of the saxophone greats over time, including Ornette Coleman, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Sidney Bechet and John Coltrane.