Chico Freeman plays the Falcon

(Photo by Lois Gilbert)

Genuine jazz legends are never strangers at the Falcon. On Sunday, January 26, the jewel of Marlboro welcomes the legendary saxophonist and composer Chico Freeman, who has spent more than 40 years in the center of the modern jazz maelstrom, mostly as a leader and as sideman with McCoy Tyner, Lester Bowie, Jack DeJohnette, Wynton Marsalis and others. Freeman’s ensemble for this performance includes the great pianist Chuck Lamb (beloved in these parts as the leader of the fusion quartet Dry Jack), bassist Peter Mack and legendary Woodstock drummer Harvey Sorgen. This being the Falcon, there is no cover charge – just a persuasive call to donate generously and to support living artists.

Chico Freeman, Sunday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m., by donation, The Falcon, 1348 Rt. 9W, Marlboro,