Jeremy Walker Quartet: When Duke Met Coltrane

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The Duke Ellington-John Coltrane collaboration in 1962 was musically tilted toward the 63-year old Duke even though Coltrane’s stellar rhythm section was on board. In what has become a sustainable tribute gig, pianist-bandleader Jeremy Walker does an admirable job of balancing tradition with the 58 subsequent years of jazz that have followed, with Brandon Wozniak in the Coltrane role and the adventurous Anthony Cox (bass) and Kevin Washington (drums) in the rhythm section. .—BRITT ROBSON

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Released in Feb. 1963, “Duke Ellington & John Coltrane” is one of those albums every jazz fan – dare we say every music lover?– should know. It’s beautiful through and through, and it never gets too crazy. Last September, hundreds of people showed up at the Dakota to hear Jeremy Walker’s quartet featuring saxophonist Brandon Wozniak play tunes from the album and original compositions by Walker. And before then, this concert sold out Orchestra Hall’s Target Atrium. With Anthony Cox on bass, Kevin Washington on drums. -PAMELA ESPELAND

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