CANCELED: Harvey Diamond Quartet with Mike Turk
Saturday November 9 2019, 8:00 pm. The Harvey Diamond Quartet with Harvey Diamond, piano; Mike Turk, harmonica; Jon Dreyer, bass; Gary Fieldman, drums. At the New School of Music, 25 Lowell St, Cambridge MA. Walk from Harvard Square, take the #71 or #73 bus, or park free in the lot behind the school.
The legendary jazz pianist Harvey Diamond has graced the Boston area for decades with his music which is at once both deeply intricate and deeply emotional to even the most casual listener. Over the years he has performed across the U.S. and in Europe. A student of Lennie Tristano through Tristano's last decade, Harvey has done concert appearances with NEA Jazz Masters Sheila Jordan, Dave Liebman, and Art Farmer, and also with Charles Neville, Herb Pomeroy, Harvie S, John Abercrombie, George Mraz, Jay Clayton, Joe Hunt, Don Alias, Billy Drummond, Jason Palmer, Cameron Brown, Marc Johnson, Marcus McLaurine, and many others. After decades of patience by his fans, he has finally released some recordings, including It Could Happen To You with Domenic Landolf, Arne Huber and Jorge Rossy (2019); Look Up For Down with Hannah Rose Diamond, Jamie MacDonald, and Claire Arenius (2019); Fair Weather with Cameron Brown (2018); and The Harvey Diamond Trio with Marcus McLaurine and Satoshi Takeishi (2015).
Jazz harmonica virtuoso Mike Turk started on the blues harp when he was young. Once exposed to Jean “Toots” Thielemans, he picked up a chromatic harmonica and dove deeply into jazz. has performed/ recorded with: Bill Cunliife, Mike Renzi, Brad Hatfield, Tim Ray, Dave McKenna, Ray Santisi, Paul Schmelling, Paul Broadnax, Gray Sargent, John Wilkins, Mark White, Jon Wheatley, John Lockwood, Bruce Gertz, Marty Ballou, Barry Smith, Marshall wood, Joe Hunt, Alan Dawson, Bob Guilloti, Bob Moses, Rebecca Parris, Donna McElroy, Jim Porcella, Paul Broadnax. He has Toured/recorded in Europe with Alberto Marsico -organist, Paolo Birro-Pianist, Antonio Zambrini-pianist, Alessandro Fabbri-Drums, Alessandro DiPuccio- Vibraphone, Paolo Ghetti-Bass.
Bassist Jon Dreyer is one of Harvey Diamond's closest collaborators. He also performs regularly with James Merenda, both as a member of his high-energy, jazz-ish band TickleJuice and also in more mainstream jazz settings. He has performed with NEA jazz masters Dave Liebman and Sheila Jordan as well as most of the Boston jazz community, including Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Jason Palmer, Adam Janjigian, Yoko Miwa, Frank Wilkins, Dominique Eade, Bob Gullotti, Joe Hunt, Steve Langone, and Austin McMahon.
Percussionist, composer and music educator Gary Fieldman is active in the Boston, Massachusetts area and is creative in a wide and eclectic variety of musical situations including symphony orchestras, jazz ensembles and New Music groups. His recordings and compositions include Field Effect, The Gary Fieldman Quartet, on The Rotary Records, and Ratty's Loving Surprise, a narration with music composition featuring new music ensemble Know Trio. Fieldman is also the founder of museaid.org, an artist supported funding organization concentrating on the victims of war in Darfur. He has performed with Bill Frisell, Bevan Manson, Charles MacPherson Quartet, Judy Collins, and many others.
There will be no set list and no charts. Anything can happen. Listen to what Warne Marsh called "the spontaneous creation of beauty."
Tickets $20 at the door.