The latest season of Xavier University’s always top-notch Jazz concert series kicks off this Wednesday (Sept. 25) with a special appearance from renowned drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, who was seen recently sitting in for a week on Late Night with Seth Meyers with the show’s 8G Band.
Also a Berklee College of Music professor who has toured with Jazz giants like Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz and Wayne Shorter, Carrington’s latest project is an ambitious double album, Waiting Game, which is being released in November. Credited to Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science, Waiting Game finds Carrington and her band exploring a variety of social issues — from police brutality to gender inequality — with special guests like Esperanza Spalding, Rapsody, Meshell Ndegeocello and even Malcolm-Jamal Warner (providing spoken-word passages).
However, Cincinnati fans will be getting a special treat as Carrington resurrects her tribute to 1963’s Money Jungle, the classic, generations-bridging Jazz album recorded by Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach. With bassist Ben Jephta, pianist Takeshi Obayashi and saxophonist Mark Shim, Carrington will explore material from the original album, as well as some of the outtakes that appeared on reissues, something she first did on her Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue album for Concord Jazz in 2013, which was timed to the LP’s 50th anniversary.
Tickets for Wednesday's show at Xavier's Gallagher Student Center Theater are $30-$40.
Here's the rest of the Jazz Series' 2019-2020 lineup:
Oct. 6: Cecile McLorin Salvant
Nov. 21: Ben Monder
Jan. 17: Emmet Cohen Trio Featuring Benny Golson
April 30: Jon Cowherd with Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band: International Jazz Day Celebration
Visit xavier.edu/musicseries for more info.