Saxophonist Azar Lawrence is widely recognized as one of the planet's finest interpreters of the music of John Coltrane. Azar's early career saw notable stints with both Miles Davis and Coltrane pianist McCoy Tyner before he largely dropped out of sight for an extended period. Lawrence's renaissance is nearly a decade old now; tonight's show at the Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach pairs him with multiple Grammy-winning pianist Billy Childs, former Weather Report drummer Alphonse Mouzon, bassist Jeff Littleton, and Nolan Shaheed, who's as well known for his world age-group records in track and field as for his fine trumpet work. Expect pre-holiday fireworks aplenty from this show.

Sat., May 31, 9 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 05/31/14)

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