Lew Soloff Sits in with Col. Bruce (New Year’s News Too)
Photos by Michael Weintrob
Col Bruce Hampton & Pharaoh’s Kitchen with AJ Ghent headlined New York’s Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday night. Noted jazz trumpeter Lew Soloff recently moved to the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn and attended the show. He also sat in with Hampton for a few songs, marking the first time the trumpeter has ever performed at a Brooklyn club. Soloff’s credits include work with everyone from Frank Sinatra, Gil Evans and Dizzy Gillespie to George Benson, Blood, Sweat & Tears and Bobby Previte.
In other news, Hampton has confirmed his New Year’s plans. He will close 2012 at Macon, GA’s Hummingbird Stage & Taproom. This evening he will appear at Albany, GA’ Georgia Throwdown.