Right Now! Featuring Alex Harding And Leonard King

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This new jazz trio of Detroit heavy-hitters features Alex Harding (baritone sax), Leonard King (drums) and Rocco Popielarski (bass).

Since returning to his hometown of Detroit a few months ago, Alex Harding’s presence on the jazz scene has already resulted in some great new groups. As a young player, he came up under some of Detroit’s finest: Yusef Lateef, Beans Bowles and Donald Bird. Harding went on to play with avant-garde pioneers like The Sun Ra Arkestra, Richard Muhal Abrams, Frank Lowe and Oliver Lake, as well as pop stars such as Aretha Franklin and David Lee Roth.

One of the great veteran drummers of today’s Detroit scene, Leonard King leads his own creative jazz orchestra and preserves the legacy of the Lyman Woodard Organization, the seminal group he played with in the 70’s. Notables he’s recorded and performed with include former students James Carter and Rodney Whitaker; Detroit legends Donald Byrd, Roy Brooks, and legends Johnny Griffin and David Murray. But Leonard’s deep love of music extends beyond jazz, as evidenced by his work supporting people like T-Bone Walker, Al Green, Eddie Kendricks and Aretha Franklin.

Keeping true to the tradition they were brought up in, Alex and Leonard will be joined by the much younger Rocco Popielarski on doublebass, an up-and-comer of the current generation of players. Doors at 7:30 pm; $10.
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By: Trinosophes

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