Full concert available On-Demand from APRIL 20, 2022 – JULY 20, 2022
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Organist Larry Goldings, guitarist Peter Bernstein, and drummer Bill Stewart perform Goldings’ original composition “Let’s Get Lots” — a play on the Jimmy McHugh classic “Let’s Get Lost” — from their album “Perpetual Pendulum” during their March 25, 2022 performance at the SFJAZZ Center, broadcast on Fridays Live on April 8, 2022.
About the concert:
“One of current jazz’s finest small groups” (JazzTimes), the trio of guitarist Peter Bernstein, organist Larry Goldings and drummer Bill Stewart is the longest-lived and most virtuosic organ trio in existence. Celebrating three decades as a band, they have taken the organ trio tradition popularized by Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff and Larry Young in the 1960s into fresh territory, recording a dozen masterly albums that combine roiling bebop intensity, gentle ballad work and knotty fistfuls of funk.
An keyboardist whose artistry reaches far beyond jazz, Goldings began his career with the likes of Sarah Vaughan Jim Hall and contributed his singular style to the work of Maceo Parker, Jon Mayer, John Scofield, Norah Jones, and James Taylor.
Bernstein is a brilliant guitarist with a deep connection to organists, working with Melvin Rhyne, Sam Yahel, Mike LeDonne, and Dr. Lonnie Smith in addition to a roster of jazz giants including Joshua Redman, Lou Donaldson, and Brad Mehldau.
Easily one of the most influential and in-demand drummers of the last 20 years, Stewart has appeared on a staggering number of albums with the likes of Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Chris Potter, and Michael Brecker.