Glen Henrich - vibraphone master and multi-instrumentalist, with John Morrison - one of our great jazz showmen, and Colbourne Ave regulars Pete Kohlhoff and Barney Wakeford.

Glenn Henrich, vibraphone master and multi-instrumentalist, returns with his afro-cubans.  I asked Barney what was the afro part in an afro-cuban band, and he said "they're just cubans with big hair". This band aren't even cuban, and none of them have much hair, but Glenn does look a bit El Presidente in his photo...

the band is Glenn Henrich on vibes and woodwind, Matt Moore on drums, Pete Kohlhoff on bass, Barney Wakeford on piano, and Giogio Rojas on percussion. The repertoire will be mostly famous highlights from the 50's/60's latin meets bebop book, compiled and transcribed in part by Glenn from such player/composers as Dizzy Gilliespie, Chano Pozo, Walter Fuller, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, several from Cal Tjader, one from Clare Fischer,an Art Pepper Latin tune,several new latin takes on Coltrane tunes, maybe one or two originals.

Glenn Henrich is a multi-instrumentalist who can be heard playing any of his extensive collection of saxes, clarinets, flutes, recorders, keyboards or vibes. His diverse musical interests and styles range from baroque to classical to romantic to modern 'serious' music, and certainly include many varieties of serious (and not so serious) jazz; latin to swing to bebop and beyond.  This Thursday he will continue our obsession with the vibraphones, playing homage to Milt Jackson and the Modern Jazz Quartet - a distinctive contrapuntal bluesy band who brought the vibes to prominence in the 50s and 60s (i don't know whether they'll wear the pin-stripes).