This week, The Jazz Gallery welcomes bassist Harish Raghavan back to our stage for two nights of performances. Over the past year and a half, Raghavan has been developing a working band with top young improvisers, including saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins and vibraphonist Joel Ross. For this week’s shows at the Gallery, however, Raghavan will convene a quartet of peers—saxophonist Logan Richardson, guitarist Charles Altura, and drummer Justin Brown. As extremely in-demand sidemen, these players don’t get to join voices very often, making these dates a special occasion.
To get a sense of the shared vocabulary of this peer group, check out Raghavan performing Denzil Best’s rhythm changes standard “Wee” with saxophonist Ben Wendel and drummer Nate Wood, below (definitely don’t miss Raghavan’s solo starting at the 6:30 mark).
Harish Raghavan plays The Jazz Gallery on Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Mr. Raghavan, on bass, will be joined by Logan Richardson on alto saxophone, Charles Altura on guitar, and Justin Brown on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. each night. $25 general admission ($10 for members), $35 reserved cabaret seating ($20 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.