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Joe Chambers: A Tribute to Max Roach

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Iridium Jazz Club, located at 1650 Broadway (at 51st Street) is proud to present its' tribute to the legendary Percussionist, Drummer and Composer, Max Roach; from Thursday June 5th through Sunday June 8th 2008, with two shows nightly at 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM. Saturday night features a dynamic Percussionist who had a special relationship with Max Roach; being a charter member of Max's all percussion Ensemble “M'Boom Re-Percussion", formed in 1970, this Percussionist contributed many seminal Compositions and Arrangements to the Ensembles' Repertoire, including the following Recordings: “Gazelle Suite" and “Jihad es Mort", M'Boom Re-Percussion on RVC, rvj6001; “Caravanseri" , and an Arrangement of “Epistrophy", M'Boom on Columbia Records, jc34766; “Come Back To Me". M'Boom “Live at S.O.B.' s on Mesa Blue Moon, 79182.

On Saturday June 7th, the former members of Max Roachs' Ensembles will have to mind their 'P's and Q's' when performing, because the Drummer leading this Band will be very much following in the footsteps of his mentor Max Roach, and keeping those traditions alive! The band members will know that they will have to 'stand up and be counted' because the leader of this Band, through his well documented career achievements, commands the respect of his peers throughout the Music Industry. He is one of the most recorded Drummers ever, on the Blue Note label. He is also a Composer, Arranger and Band leader with a number of recordings out on the market today, the latest recording is entitled “The Outlaw" and is on the Savant Label. This Gentleman is also a Professor of Music, Jazz Historian and Educator. This very stellar Percussionist of unparalleled talent is none other than the Great Mr. Joe Chambers

With: Odean Pope, James Carter, Eddie Henderson, James Spaulding, Ronnie Matthews and Lee Smith.

For more information about show times and reservations please call the club at (212) 582-2121.

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