The David Haney Cadence Event
1435 NW Flanders St.
[JAZZ TRIBUTE] One of the benefits of having the jazz-nerd magazine Cadence now based here in Portland is editor and much-recorded jazz pianist David Haney’s plan to stage associated jazz events around town, and there could be no worthier cause than Haney’s own trio tribute to composer Herbie Nichols. One of the most innovative of mid-century jazz pianists, Nichols was initially overshadowed by the superficially similar sound of his friend, Thelonious Monk, and further limited by his own shyness. After he wrote the music Billie Holiday turned into “Lady Sings the Blues” and finally got to record his Satie- and Bartók-tinged jazz for the esteemed Blue Note label in the late 1950s, winning critical raves, Nichols was struck down by leukemia. Since then, other jazzers have rediscovered his fascinating music, and an all-star tribute group has recorded three discs of his unrecorded compositions. Now, the Nichols revival continues in Portland.
Where: Ivories Jazz Lounge and Restaurant
Address: 1435 NW Flanders St.