Dexterity: Larry Vuckovich plays the Music of Dexter Gordon
Friday, July 11, 2014
Campbell Recital Hall
Braun Music Center, 541 Lasuen Mall Stanford, CA 94305
$15 / 35 general admission
"Vuckovich is a pianist whose evocative touch and poetic (but unsentimental) sensibility convey the wisdom of deep musical life experience."
One of the most celebrated bebop saxophonists was Dexter Gordon, a prolific bandleader who released over 50 albums on Blue Note, Prestige and other important labels. The Bay Area's own Larry Vuckovich played extensively as a sideman in Gordon's band and brings a heartfelt tribute to his former mentor. Cited by another keyboard legend, Barry Harris, as one of the "premier west coast pianists," Vuckovich has appeared at many of the major jazz venues and festivals throughout Europe and North America. Along the way, he has played with jazz greats including Jon Hendricks, Mel Lewis, Tom Harrell, Philly Joe Jones, Billy Higgins and many more. Larry was honored as a "Jazz Legend" by the Fillmore Jazz Heritage Center, along with Bobby Hutcherson, Cal Tjader and others who have contributed to San Francisco's vital jazz scene. Expect him to provide some interesting and very personal stories about his time with Dexter.
Larry Vuckovich, piano
Noel Jewkes, saxophone
Rob Roth, saxophone
Jeff Chambers, bass
Leon Joyce, drums