“The forward-jazz interpretations of Hendrix’s beloved songbook feel like a natural evolution, a long-overdue fruition, a homecoming. These players get what Hendrix was about.” —SF Weekly
With all the searing intensity of Jimi Hendrix himself, the World Saxophone Quartet pays blistering homage to this ’60s guitar master in a night that’s pure Hendrix (sans flaming instruments). Hailed as “the most original and important group to emerge since Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and John Coltrane redefined group improvisation in the late 1950s” (New York Times), this venerable quartet features David Murray, Oliver Lake, Hamiet Bluiett, and acclaimed special guest Greg Osby, joined by the celebrated Jamaaladeen Tacumba (bass) and Lee Pearson (drums). They approach Hendrix’s music with both “reverence and a sense of adventure” (Jazz Times), qualifying this as an evening of unforgettable jazz. Copresented with Northrop Jazz Season.