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John Coltrane’s “Crescent” to be Played Live by the Rob Haight Quartet

“The Jazz Record Art Collective” occurs the third Wednesday every month at the Fulton Street Collective, located at 2000 West Fulton Street. Each month, Chris Anderson of The Green Mill and Joe Lanasa of Fulton Street Collective introduce a new lineup of jazz musicians, painters and photographers responding to a classic or influential jazz album and musician.

This month, the Rob Haight Quartet will perform John Coltrane’s “Crescent” in its entirety on Wednesday, November 20th at 8:30pm.

“Crescent” was recorded in 1964 at legendary jazz engineer Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Released by Impulse Records (a subsidiary of ABC Paramount), it featured Coltrane on tenor sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. Predominantly considered one of his “darkest” albums, deep and rich in sound, Coltrane explored the more meditative softer sides of his music but without falling into a mundane state of power-ballad grandeur. Stylistically labeled as avante-garde jazz, post-bop modal music, “Crescent” is one of Coltrane’s finest albums with his greatest quartet.

Rob Haight Quartet is:

Rob Haight, Tenor Sax
Dan Trudell, Piano
Dennis Carroll, Bass
Xavier Breaker, Drums

In addition to the live performance, paintings, photography, and poetry will be on display by local artists such as George Lindmark, Ben Salus and Jonathan Franklin. This month, the work being shown is part of the theme directly influenced by Shaw’s album.

Admission will be a suggested donation of $10.

The collaboration is one of several new programs developed at the Fulton Street Collective under a new administrative team aiming to engage and support artists in the surrounding communities of Chicago.

Fulton Street Collective
2000 W. Fulton St. # 237
Chicago, IL 60612