Wed, May 24, 2017
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2017-05-24 7:00 pm
Glenn Makos Quartet at Zinc Bar
CD Release Performance for "The Michel Legrand Project"
New York based trumpeter and composer Glenn Makos' newest release The Michel Legrand Project with his quartet reimagines the music of Michel Legrand as Legrand celebrates his 85th birthday in 2017. The genesis of the project was the result of a kitchen renovation. “With all of the construction noise in my house, I had a difficult time writing for seventeen people what was then my current project composing for big band. I've always admired Legrand's music and one morning last summer, I woke up and heard his music in my head. It was a quartet, ironically, without a piano, sort of like Ornette meets Legrand." Before his first coffee that day, Makos sketched four Legrand tunes. He then revisited more material from Legrand's film scores, songwriting and jazz projects. “One of the aspects that I admire about Legrand is his multi-faceted accomplishments. Few musicians can be as successful as a composer, songwriter, arranger and orchestrator, and pianist." Makos assembled dynamic alto saxophonist Craig Yaremko, along with bassist Joe Fitzgerald, and drummer Gene Lewin, both veterans on the New York jazz scene.
Zinc Bar, 82 W 3rd St