GEORGE COLLIGAN QUARTET
CD Release Party for Blood Pressure (Ultimatum Records)
The Jazz Standard
116 E. 27th St. NYC (betw Park and Lex) 212-576-2232
George Colligan - piano
Steve Wilson - alto & soprano saxophones
Vicente Archer - bass
EJ Strickland - drums
Award-winning composer and player George Colligan first displayed his prodigious talent as a sideman, recording and/or gigging with Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane, Benny Golson, and Cassandra Wilson, to name a few. As a leader, George has amassed a discography of sixteen albums that showcase his intelligent writing and impressive technique with a variety of bands including the organ trio Mad Science. This Jazz Standard one-nighter finds Colligan back at the piano and previewing the tunes featured on his fine new CD, Blood Pressure (Ultimatum).
One of those fine young talents bubbling just below the collective periscopes of the jazz critical and presenting fraternities. Keep an ear on George Colligan"
--Willard Jenkins, JazzTimes
Tickets: $20 plus tax