Ahmad Jamal is a true jazz master whose music has influenced not only individual musicians (including Miles Davis), but also the evolution of the sound of jazz music itself. His trio was known for its swinging, engaging, and distinctive arrangements of standards, and for its use of space to let the music breathe. In this series, the Dana Landry Trio will bring their personal touch to some of the timeless works from the Ahmad Jamal Trio’s repertoire, with special focus to their groundbreaking album Live At The Pershing which is soon approaching its 60th anniversary.
Dana Landry - piano, Erik Applegate - bass, Jim White - drums | Performing, recording, and touring together for over 15 years, the Dana Landry Trio has appeared throughout the U.S. and in Asia and Europe, and their debut recording Memphis Skyline (Artist Alliance Records) reached the Top 40 on the Jazz Week radio airplay chart. In addition to working as a standalone trio, the group has performed with some of the most prominent names in jazz including Eddie Daniels, Ingrid Jensen, George Garzone, Jaleel Shaw, Dave Pietro, Bob Sheppard, Deborah Brown, Clay Jenkins, and Dick Oatts, and can be heard on recordings including Dan Gailey’s What Did You Dream, Steve Owen’s Stand Up Eight, and Back When It Was Fun by the group 7 ON 7. [Organizer's description]