Bruce Hornsby has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 25th at J&R’s Music Fest in City Hall Park, across Park Row from J&R Music World, 23 Park Row, NY.
A WBGO FM remote broadcast hosted by Rhonda Hamilton beginning at 10am with Bruce Hornsby (piano), Jack DeJohnette (drums), Christian McBride (bass) taking the stage at 12:30pm. Besides being broadcast in the New York area over 88.FM and streamed globally over WBGO.org, the in-store performance is free for the public to enjoy live Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at 12:30pm in the J&R Jazz Store, 2nd Floor of J&R Music World, 23 Park Row, NY.
The occasion is the Legacy Records release on CD of Camp Meeting an eleven song collection of originals and re-envisioned tunes by Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell. This performance will be a prelude to Hornsby, DeJohnette & McBride taking their show to The Newport Jazz Festival and selected cities across North America.
The multi-layered piano work of Bruce Hornsby is almost impossible to pin down on Camp Meeting, a radiant, three-way collaboration. Among the album’s cuts are a cubist re-shaping of Monk’s “Straight No Chaser,” a Bill Evans-like tone poem “Death And The Flower” and skittering, Cecil Taylor-esque “Questions And Answers.” Throughout it all, Hornsby does what he does best: be Bruce Hornsby.
Jack DeJohnette has long been admired as one of the most unfailingly creative drummers in his genre. He also commands one of the most impressive resumes, having played with the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Keith Jarrett, to name just a few.
Acoustic bassist Christian McBride is likewise just as comfortable in a variety of styles. Having briefly attended Julliard, then leaving to play with the likes of Roy Hargrove and Freddie Hubbard, McBride eventually formed his own group.