I come to you fresh off the first of four shows by The Heavy Hitters from New York City – Mike LeDonne on piano, Eric Alexander on tenor saxophone, Vincent Herring on alto saxophone, Kenny Washington on drums, and Alexander Claffy on bass – at Frankie's. All are sold out; I made my reservation for last night on August 24th!
The Heavy Hitters released an album on Cellar back in January 2023:
Instead of Claffy on bass, it's Peter Washington on the record. (All further Washington references here are Kenny the drummer.)
So I want to tell you about what I just heard...