May 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014

New Jazz Standards

On a program that may impel those of the opinion that 21st century jazz doesn't concern itself with melodic values to question their assumptions, New Jazz Standards — convened under the auspices of Jazz at Lincoln Center's new A Side, B Side Series — presents an all-star ensemble of melody-masters who have written new works specifically for this freshly-assembled collaboration. Songwriters include Tin Hat violinist Carla Kihlstedt, pianist-composer Guillermo Klein, tenorman Bill McHenry, The Bad Plus bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer Eric Harland.