Saxophonist Gary Meek – Performance at Catalina Jazz Club Thursday, October 5
Saxophonist Gary Meek is set to perform at Los Angeles‘ Catalina Jazz Club on Thursday, October 5 at 8:30PM in support of his new album, Originals (available September 29). Meek will be joined by trumpeter Walt Fowler, guitarist Bruce Forman, pianist Mitchell Forman, bassist Brian Bromberg and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington for the engagement.
With six recordings as a leader since 1991 as well as being a widely sought after sideman, Gary Meek has carved out a unique position for himself as a virtuosic saxophonist. Meek has contributed to over 150 recordings and has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Dave Weckl, Airto Moreira, Jeff Lorber and Green Day. His newest release, Originals, reclaims his passion for creating his own works and writing personal journeys through music. His first as a leader since 2002, this album demonstrates not only his mastery of the saxophone, but a beauty and joyfulness of expression that is apparent in both his playing and in his compositions.
For this recording, Meek has assembled an extraordinary cast. GRAMMY® Award-winning drummer, composer, and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington, bassist and producer Brian Bromberg, and pianist Mitchel Forman as the nucleus of the group. Originals also features trumpet/flugelhorn player and quadruple GRAMMY® Award-winner Randy Brecker, guitarist and jazz educator Bruce Forman and two additional world class musicians–Airto Moreira and Michael Lent add their talents.
Even though this is Meek’s first project in 15 years, he clearly has not lost the art of storytelling and his ability to conjure intense feelings through his compositions. Originals not only showcases his ability as a dominant front man but also his ability to let this brilliant group of musicians experiment and push the limits of these compositions.
Gary Meek · Originals
Release Date: September 29, 2017