Charles Tolliver Big Band
Charles Tolliver (trumpet); Todd Bayshore, Sundar Viswanathan (alto sax); Billy Harper, William Saxton (tenor sax); Chris Albert, Keyon Harrold, Fred Hendrix, David Weiss (trumpet); Joseph Fiedler, Stafford Hunter, Aaron Johnson, Dion Tucker (trombone); George Cables (piano); Cecil McBee (bass); Victor Lewis; Galloway, Higgins.
Fri 13 July 2007 18:45 - 20:00 Hudson
Trumpeter Charles Tolliver's name doesn't ring a bell with the general public. Still Dizzy Gillespie once called him one of the best in Down Beat jazz magazine. The self-taught Tolliver was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and got his first instrument, a cornet, from his grandmother. At first he considered becoming a doctor, but after he had met and recorded with Jackie McLean he changed his plans. He can be heard as a sideman on many Blue Note classics with artists like Roy Haynes, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner and Sonny Rollins. During the sixties and seventies Tolliver developed into a gifted trumpet player, composer and leader of his big band. Currently he's in the center of attention again. Firstly with his contribution to Andrew Hill's last CD Time Lines and secondly because of With Love, a big band recording for Blue Note.