ThursdaySunday February 3, 2011
GEORGE COLEMAN QUINTET
at The Jazz StandardNYC
George Colemantenor saxophone
Larry GoldingsHammond B-3 organ
George Coleman Jr.drums
George Coleman is a marvel," wrote The New Yorker. There isn't a saxophonist who knows his instrument better, or one who imparts so much knowledge in every marathon solo." Born in 1935 in Memphis, TN, George worked with Max Roach and Slide Hampton before joining the Miles Davis Quintet and ap¬pearing on such classic Miles albums as Seven Steps to Heaven and My Funny Valentine (as well as Herbie Hancock's Maiden Voyage). After stints with Lionel Hampton and Elvin Jones, Coleman steadily emerged as an important leader in his own right: Manhattan Panorama (1985) and Danger High Voltage (2000) are just two highlights of his extensive discography. The tenor man is most often heard with a piano/bass/drums quartet, but this Jazz Standard engagement presents George Coleman in a more intriguing context featuring organ ace Larry Goldings, the estimable guitarist Peter Bernstein, and percussionist Daniel Sadownick.