The pianism of Craig Taborn has the rare ability to suggest infinite possibility from one note to the next. He is a musician of immense range, equally comfortable playing hard-driving fusion with the Chris Potter Underground and as he is doing free improvisation with the collaborative trio Farmers by Nature. His own records as a leader, whether solo or with his working trio or with plugged-in projects, are able to distill his multifaceted playing to a singular essence, by turns lyrical and pointed and mysterious.
This Wednesday and Thursday, May 4th and 5th, The Jazz Gallery is proud to welcome Taborn to our stage with a quartet of long-time associates: saxophonist and clarinetist Chris Speed, bassist Chris Lightcap, and drummer Dave King. Be on the lookout for an extensive interview with Taborn coming to Jazz Speaks tomorrow, but in the meantime, check out Taborn play an exploratory set with his trio, below:
The Craig Taborn Quartet plays The Jazz Gallery on Wednesday, May 4th, and Thursday, May 5th, 2016. The group features Mr. Taborn on piano, Chris Speed on clarinet and saxophone, Chris Lightcap on bass, and Dave King on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. each night. $22 general admission ($12 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.