Pianist/keyboard player Jon Cowherd is best known for his association with drummer Brian Blade's Fellowship—a group he co-founded in 1998—but as a producer and arranger too, there are other strings to his bow. Cowherd's collaborations with Cassandra Wilson, Rosanne Cash and Iggy Pop, point to his versatility, so it's maybe something of a surprise that his debut as leader, firmly rooted in the jazz idiom, is so stylistically homogenous. Heavyweights Blade, bassist John Patitucci and guitarist Bill Frisell illuminate the subtle strands of the leader's compelling originals.

He will be accompanied this evening by Dan Rieser on drums, Tony Scherr on bass, and Steve Cardenas on guitar.