We welcome a line up of jazz titans to our stage in November.
Paper Man is the debut leader album of GRAMMY-nominated trumpeter Charles Tolliver featuring Gary Bartz, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Joe Chambers recorded in 1968 first released as Charles Tolliver and his All-Stars.
Charles began his professional career and simultaneously his recording debut with the saxophone giant Jackie McLean on Blue Note Records in 1964. Since then he has become one of the all-time preeminent trumpeters in jazz as well as one of its most gifted composer/arranger bandleaders.
As noted by legendary record producer Michael Cuscuna who wrote the original Paper Man album’s liner notes, “Tolliver is the quintessence of fluidity … a trumpeter of such flow, tone, control, lyricism, and creativity is, by definition, a major musician”.
Charles Tolliver will be honoured this year as the 25th winner of the Living Legacy Jazz Award by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.
Playing Paper Man from start to end will be:
Charles Tolliver – trumpet
Jesse Davis – sax
Buster Williams – bass
Lenny White – drums
Keith Brown – keys