Ethan Iverson celebrates his Blue Note debut Every Note is True with an unusual double bill: a 45 minute, through-composed work, “Ritornello, Sinfonias, and Cadenzas” commissioned by Umbria Jazz Festival and premiered successfully in Perugia last summer, and a trio set of Iverson originals from on the new album.
Every Note is True features Larry Grenadier and Jack DeJohnette. Here, the trio will be Grenadier and Nasheet Waits. “Ritornello” will be performed by members from the New England Conservatory Jazz Orchestra.
Pianist, composer, and writer Ethan Iverson was a founding member of the Bad Plus. His active associations include drummer Billy Hart and the Mark Morris Dance Group, and he has recorded projects for ECM featuring Mark Turner and Tom Harrell. In March 2021 Iverson and his latest recording, a celebration of Bud Powell, was on the cover of DownBeat.
As one of the most admired, accomplished bassists working in jazz today, Larry Grenadier has created an expansive body of work in collaboration with many of the genre’s most inventive, influential musicians – from early days playing with sax icons Joe Henderson and Stan Getz to what has been decades performing alongside pianist Brad Mehldau, from extended experiences working with the likes of Paul Motian and Pat Metheny to co-leading the cooperative trio Fly (with Mark Turner and Jeff Ballard) and quartet Hudson (with John Scofield, John Medeski and Jack DeJohnette).
True to his personal philosophy of the necessity to balance Tradition and Modernism, Nasheet Waits collaborates and performs regularly with musical cohorts, contemporaries, and masters. Waits’s recording and performing discography is a veritable who’s who in Jazz. Outside of lengthy associations with Andrew Hill, Jason Moran, Christian Mcbride, David Murray, Fred Hersch, and Antonio Hart, Waits has boasted stints with jazz notables Jackie McLean, Wadada Leo Smith, Dave Douglas, Stanley Cowell, Peter Brotzmann, Mark Turner, Miroslav Vitous, Bunky Green, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Eddie Gomez, Geri Allen, Ralph Alessi, Mario Bauza, Hamiett Bluiett, Steve Coleman, Amir Elsaffar, Tony Malaby, Jackie McLean, The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Greg Osby, Michel Portal, Antoine Roney, Wallace Roney, Jacky Terrason, and The Mingus Big Band.