Tootie Heath/Ethan Iverson/Ben Street
Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014 7:30 PM EDT
(6:15 PM Doors)
Jazz Standard, New York, NY
Drum master Albert “Tootie” Heath belongs to an elite group of musicians who have lived and breathed the history of jazz music. From performing in Lester Young’s working group to being the drummer on John Coltrane’s first album, Tootie has been performing and recording with the greatest musicians in the world for over 50 years. His current trio—with Ethan Iverson (of The Bad Plus) and consummate bassist Ben Street—focuses largely on the traditional repertoire that he has been playing his entire life, and combines that joyous swinging energy with the dry forward thinking wit of the trio’s younger members.
Ethan Iverson – piano
Ben Street – guitar
Albert “Tootie” Heath – drums