Herbie Hancock review, 'Tenor Masters,' Moody scholarship

Ron Scott | 3/21/2012, 5:33 p.m.

Golson has composed such jazz standards as "Stablemates," "Killer Joe," "Whisper Not," "Along Came Betty" and "Are You Real?" They have been performed and recorded by a host of musicians.

During his Hollywood years, he composed music for such television shows as "Ironside," "Room 222," "M*A*S*H" and "Mission: Impossible." In the mid-1970s, Golson returned to jazz, and in 1983, he re-organized the Jazztet. In 1995, Golson received the NEA Jazz Masters Award of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Lovano is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. After Berklee College of Music, he worked with organists Jack McDuff and Dr. Lonnie Smith and later with the Mel Lewis Big Band after moving to New York City. In the late 1990s, he formed the Saxophone Summit with Dave Liebman and Michael Brecker, who is now deceased and has since been replaced by Ravi Coltrane.

Lovano and Hank Jones released an album together in June 2007 entitled "Kids." Lovano currently leads his quartet with Berklee faculty and students Esperanza Spalding, James Weidman and Otis Brown.

For tickets, call (212) 721-6500 or visit jalc.org.

The Blue Note Jazz Club (131 W. 3rd St.) hosts "A Celebration of Love for James Moody," a benefit for the James Moody Scholarship for Newark Youth on March 26, with two shows at 8 and 10:30 p.m.

Guests will include Paquito D'Rivera, Jon Faddis (musical director), vocalists Roberta Gambarini and Janis Siegel, trombonist Curtis Fuller, bassist John Lee, tenor saxophonist Frank Wess and pianists Mike Longo, Mike Wofford and Alon Yavnai, among others. This scholarship fund helps young people carry on the jazz tradition. For tickets, call (212) 475-8592 or visit bluenotejazz.com.