Ethan Iverson Quartet featuring Tom Harrell
Record Release Celebration
Thursday, October 17, 2019
8:00 PM
  • Performance

Caplan Center for Performing Arts
University of the Arts
211 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
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Program Info

$25 General Admission
21 & Over


Ethan Iverson Quartet

  • Ethan Iverson – piano
  • Tom Harrell – trumpet
  • Ben Street – bass
  • Eric McPherson – drums
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This program was made possible through the generous support of Anthony Creamer and The University of the Arts.

University of the Arts

Please join us for the ECM Records release celebration of Ethan Iverson’s latest quartet, featuring the prolific trumpeter Tom Harrell.

The latest ECM album from Ethan Iverson, Common Practice, presents the former Bad Plus pianist at the head of his own quartet, in a program of standards and blues recorded live at Manhattan’s famed Village Vanguard. The virtuosic all-star band features as its prime melodic voice veteran trumpeter Tom Harrell, who was voted Trumpeter of the Year in 2018 by the Jazz Journalists Association. The quartet is also driven by a buoyant swing courtesy of the dynamic rhythm team of bassist Ben Street and drummer Eric McPherson.

Since Iverson came to New York City from the Midwest, he has worked with artists from Lee Konitz, Albert “Tootie” Heath, and Ron Carter to Joshua Redman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Tim Berne, along with serving as music director for the Mark Morris Dance Group. Then there was Iverson’s 17-year, 14-album tenure as one-third of The Bad Plus, the genre-bending trio that he co-founded with bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King in 2000. The pianist teaches at the New England Conservatory, and he has established “Do the Math” as one of the foremost blogs in jazz over the past decade.

Cover: Ethan Iverson Quartet (Ben Street, Tom Harrell, Ethan Iverson, and Eric McPherson, left to right) / Photo by Monica Frisell (ECM Records)