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The Harold Mabern Trio LIVE at The Vanguard TONIGHT!

August 11, 2014

mabernHarold Mabern is a hard bop, post-bop and soul jazz pianist and composer. He is described in The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings as “one of the great post-bop pianists”.

Mabern moved to New York in 1959. According to his own account, he moved there with saxophonist Frank Strozier on November 21, 1959, checked in at a hotel and then went to Birdland, where he met Cannonball Adderley, who asked him if he wanted a gig. Mabern accepted, and was shown inside, where trumpeter Harry “Sweets” Edison, who was looking for a pianist to replace the soon-to-depart Tommy Flanagan, auditioned him and offered him the place. A few weeks later, most of the members of this band then joined Jimmy Forrest for a recording in Chicago that resulted in the albums All the Gin Is Gone and Black Forrest, which were also the debut recordings for guitarist Grant Green.

Mabern steadily built a reputation in New York as a sideman and tonight he is live with a stellar trio at the world-famous Village Vanguard!

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Here’s the awesome line-up;
Harold Mabern-Piano
John Webber-Bass
Joe Farnsworth-Drums

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