There were several exclamatory moments between the saxophonist and his audience at Newport this summer—gospel passion milked for drama and bolstered by the creative crash of a drummer such as Brian Blade usually nets results. I bet we can expect something similar here. It’s the second of Walden’s weekly gigs during this month-long program (different ensemble each time), and it’s built around his guitar/piano outfit. The boss has always stressed dynamics, but this outing seems slated to keep the heat on high; immediacy is their game. Key note: All the loot he generates is being donated to the Gallery itself.
Wed., Sept. 9, 9 & 10:30 p.m., 2009