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Directions in Music: Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, and Roy Hargrove

By Published: February 28, 2005
The Kimmel Center and Mellon Jazz are to be complimented for putting together an outstanding series of performances that are re-charging jazz energy in Philadelphia. Thus far, I've caught the Pat Martino/Jim Ridl "Duets," James Moody, Joey DeFrancesco, and Keith Jarrett there. There have been many other concerts as well. Dave Brubeck with Marian McPartland, Diane Reeves with Jimmy Scott, and the Count Basie Orchestra are all coming up. The bright, lively acoustics and relaxing atmosphere of Verizon Hall make for a great experience. If you live in the Philadelphia area, I highly recommend that you check out this ongoing series.

Personnel: Herbie Hancock, piano and synthesizers; Michael Brecker, saxophone and "EWI" (Electronic Wind Instrument); Roy Hargrove, trumpet; Scott Colley, bass; Terri Lyne Carrington, drums

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