Richard Underhill Concert Makes Toronto Star Entertainment picks list for Oct. 28-Nov. 3!
Toronto alto saxist Richard Underhill celebrates his fourth recording, Free Spirit, with a concert at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre. Recorded with trombonist Ron Westray (Jazz at Lincoln Center alum and the Oscar Peterson Chair in Jazz Performance at York University), guitarist Eric St. Laurent, drummer Larnell Lewis, bassist Artie Roth and pianist Dave Restivo, the CD is accompanied by a DVD of the group performing at Lula Lounge last fall. The compositions are all by Underhill, 10 new and three previously recorded, with music described as “modern jazz with hard bop, bop, bugaloo and modern rhythmic influences.” (Friday, 8 p.m. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. $28 to $45 at www.livingartscentre.ca)