Every Monday we present Chicago’s top jazz artists in a lively atmosphere, full of cocktail-shaking and spirited conversation. Tonight’s band plots a winding path towards the sound and spirit of the classic organ and tenor group. Gerrit Hatcher, Jake Wark, Nolan Chin, and Bill Harris join on a series of suites and improvisations, paying homage to Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, “Baby Face” Willette, Frank Wright and Larry Young along the way. Familiar idioms and total freedom overlap and interrupt, blurring the supposed borders between r&b, jazz, and the free music of the 1960s.
Gerrit Hatcher — tenor saxophone
Jake Wark —tenor saxophone
Nolan Chin — organ
Bill Harris — drums