COUNTDOWN 2023 COLTRANE FESTIVAL
Jeremy Pelt [trumpet]
Vincent Herring [alto & tenor saxophone]
Eric Reed [piano]
John Webber [bass]
Joe Farnsworth [drums]
Smoke’s year-end Coltrane Festival “Countdown 2023” continues with the incomparable pianist Eric Reed leading a quintet featuring exhilarating trumpeter Jeremy Pelt. JazzTimes says, “Pelt is a technical marvel. He executes intricate solos with ease, plays gorgeous ballads in a tasteful manner, and never lacks flair or sensitivity.” and Audiophile Audition adds he has “the power and range of Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard in their seminal years." Pelt will be performing with a quintet led by the perpetually swinging Reed who All About Jazz says, “has fully established himself in the forefront of jazz pianists.” His quartet also includes the great alto saxophonist Vincent Herring who The New York City Jazz Record reports “has firmly established himself as one of his generation’s masters” with two of the elite musicians working today: bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth.