The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music

October 1-31, 2019


Ethan Iverson Quartet featuring Tom Harrell

Thursday, October 17, 8pm

$25 General Admission

Caplan Recital Hall at UArts, Terra Hall, 211 South Broad Street


Ethan Iverson – piano
Tom Harrell – trumpet
Ben Street – bass
Eric McPherson – drums

Please join us for the ECM Records release celebration of Ethan Iverson’s latest quartet featuring the prolific trumpeter Tom Harrell.

Ethan Iverson Quartet
Ethan Iverson Quartet

The latest ECM album from Ethan Iverson, Common Practice, presents the former Bad Plus pianist at the head of his own quartet, in a program of standards and blues recorded live at Manhattan’s famed Village Vanguard. The virtuosic all-star band features as its prime melodic voice veteran trumpeter Tom Harrell, who was voted Trumpeter of the Year in 2018 by the Jazz Journalists Association. The quartet is also driven by a buoyant swing courtesy of the dynamic rhythm team of bassist Ben Street and drummer Eric McPherson.

Since Iverson came to New York City from the Midwest, he has worked with artists from Lee Konitz, Albert “Tootie” Heath and Ron Carter to Joshua Redman, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Tim Berne, along with serving as music director for the Mark Morris Dance Group. Then there was Iverson’s 17-year, 14-album tenure as one-third of The Bad Plus, the genre-bounding trio that he co-founded with bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King in 2000. The pianist teaches at the New England Conservatory, and he has established Do the Math as one of the foremost blogs in jazz over the past decade.