Steve Turre at Capital Ale House 

Thursday, Sept. 15

click to enlarge night37_steve_turre.jpg
Steve Turre probably is most famous from his many years in the “Saturday Night Live” band, where his football-player frame and iconic goatee were instantly recognizable. Turre’s played with everyone from Rahsaan Rolland Kirk — who inspired him to double on conch shells — to Paul Simon, Ray Charles and Mariah Carey. As a composer and bandleader, his music effortlessly traverses the Western Hemispheric musical currents, flowing from hard bop to Brazil by way of Cuba. “Legend” is something of a cliché in jazz, but his current band (featured on 2010’s “Delicious-and-Delightful” CD) includes two players who practically define the word. Pianist Larry Willis first worked with Turre when both were in Woody Shaw’s seminal ’80s ensemble and is notable enough to have headlined his own Richmond Jazz Society event in April 2009. The band also includes the great post-Coltrane tenor saxophone innovator Billy Harper. Steve Turre performs at Capital Ale House as part of the Richmond Jazz Society’s Guest Educator Series on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. $25-$30. 643-1972.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

  • Re: Talking Dead

    • I guess I don't get it. Why would they care?

    • on July 31, 2014
  • Re: Talking Dead

    • Because that meant Richmond was a Dead free zone.

    • on July 31, 2014
  • Re: Talking Dead

    • Why was the "punk community" so happy that the Dead was banned in RVA?

    • on July 30, 2014
  • More »
  • Facebook Recommendations

    Latest in Night and Day

    More by Peter McElhinney

    Copyright © 2014 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation