The legendary jazz trombonist and composer (and longtime local resident) Roswell Rudd reminds us that quite often the genre’s most experimental and daring voices are also its most sentimental and “folk.” Rudd has helmed some of the most outrageous and daring jazz ever recorded, but a certain sweetness, playfulness and accessible humanity have also characterized everything that he has done – not just his more user-friendly, song-oriented recent work. Rudd’s validations include five Grammy nominations and multiple Trombonist of the Year awards, as well as collaborations with a Who’s Who of significant avant-garde and mainstream jazz players and composers.
At 80, he’s going strong, and he has elected to celebrate his 81st birthday at the Falcon in Marlboro on Saturday, November 19 at 7 p.m. Per usual at the Falcon, there is no cover, but generous donation is encouraged in no uncertain terms. The Falcon is located at 1348 Route 9W in Marlboro. For more information, visit www.liveatthefalcon.com.