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We’re pleased to announce that trumpeter Phil Grenadier will be presenting his quartet on our stage this Thursday night. Just last month, Grenadier released Shimmer (Fresh Sound), his latest album as a leader, which features a set of classic standards re-explored in an intimate trio setting. Grenadier says of the recording:

This recording is something I have wanted to do for a long while—a spontaneous session with long time friends playing some of our favorite standards done in a single take with absolutely no overdubs or fixes. What you hear is what you get. We are striving to rise above the songs into a realm where we are ourselves yet coming together as one. Our codas to each song are a synthesis and distillation of the material, our personalities and the moment. 

In addition to his own projects such as his Boston-based trio, Grenadier has continued to collaborate with a number of artists, including Boston-based saxophone Jerry Bergonzi; Grenadier has appeared on two of Bergonzi’s recent albums, including 2013’s By Any Other Name (Savant), which features a set of contrafact compositions (or, as the album’s subtitle puts it, “Tunes Based On Other Tunes”).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bcg9AbqIxgk

This Thursday, Grenadier will be joined by another Grenadier—his brother Larry, the bassist—as well as two Bills: Bill McHenry on saxophone and Bill Stewart on drums. Read more about the trumpeter on his website and on the San Jose Mercury News, which has a fascinating profile of Grenadier from 2008 that discusses his career and relationship to his musical family.

The Phil Grenadier Quartet plays The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, February 6th, at 9 and 11 p.m. The group features Phil Grenadier on trumpet, Bill McHenry on saxophone, Larry Grenadier on bass, and Bill Stewart on drums. First set is $15 general admission ($10 for members). Second Set is $10 general admission ($5 for members). Purchase tickets here.