Bobby Watson, Gary Bartz and Vincent Herring: Chairmen of the Bird

Vincent Herring’s concept for the live recording Bird at 100 (Smoke Sessions) was simple: gather three generations of alto saxophonists to pay homage to Charlie Parker on the cusp of his centennial year. Actually, he wanted four and settled for three, but that’s a different story. And so, Herring, 55, called on fellow altoists Bobby

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