Concert Review: Steve Coleman & Five Elements at Albright-Knox Art Gallery

The following is an excerpt from a recent article I wrote for All About Jazz:

If Steve Coleman’s set at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery proved anything, it’s that residencies are still a beneficial means to cultivating unrivaled virtuosity within a band.

In the case of composer, alto saxophonist, and bandleader Steve Coleman and his band Five Elements, a recent 11-day run of shows and workshops at Detroit’s Carr Center allowed for Buffalo jazz fans to witness the output of a well-oiled machine. Their debut in Buffalo, Steve Coleman and Five Elements opened the Albright-Knox’s Art of Jazz series, produced by University at Buffalo music professor and trumpeter Jon Nelson.

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