Composer/arranger/bassist Chuck Israels, whose musical resume extends from Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, J.J. Johnson, and John Coltrane, all the way to people such as Paul Simon, will be performing at Jimmy Mak's for the 2016 PDX Jazz Fest, which is highlighting the 90th birthday of the late great John Coltrane. And joining him will be a sextet that will feature saxophonist Jimmy Greene and trumpeter Charlie Porter.
Israels had the good fortune to be included in a recording session with John Coltrane in March of 1958 which, again, this program draws its inspiration from. States Israels, “John had gained attention in the Miles Davis Quintet and was one of the accomplished tenor players of the period but not yet the iconic idol he was to become. It was a milestone in my work as a recording jazz musician – my first professional recording.”
Chuck Israels / bass
Jimmy Greene / saxophone
Charlie Porter / trumpet
John Moak / trombone
Dan Gaynor / piano
Christopher "TCOM" Brown / drums