Ralph Peterson's Triangular Iii at @exuberance

Brendan McGeehan uploaded this event on September 28, 2018

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Thu, October 25, 2018
7:00 pm

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Another drummer-led piano trio with connections to our last salon: Ralph Peterson’s TriAngular III trio features @exuberance brother-alums—Zaccai Curtis on piano and Luques Curtis on bass. Ralph’s original 1988 TriAngular trio included the late Geri Allen on piano and Essiet Essiet (who just played our sold-out September salon) on bass. In 2000, TriAngular 2 featured our September pianist Dave Kikoski and bassist Gerald Cannon (who will visit @exuberance in November with Rick Germanson).

Which is to say that we are mining a rich vein of this music that flows from the hard-bop legacy of Art Blakey. “Every time I play the drums it is in tribute to Art,” says Ralph Peterson, who began his professional career as second drummer in the Jazz Messengers until Blakey’s death. Since then he’s played with the likes of Walter Davis, Jr., Michael Brecker, Donald Harrison, Terence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis, David Murray, Roy Hargrove, Steve Coleman, Stanley Cowell, Uri Caine, Betty Carter and The Roots over a nearly thirty-year career....

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