Jason Palmer New York Times

JASON PALMER at the InterContinental New York Barclay (May 23-24, 7 p.m.). A coolly exploratory trumpeter, with a great sensitivity across the full range of his horn, Palmer here takes charge of an all-star ensemble featuring the tenor saxophonist Mark Turner, the vibraphonist Joel Ross, the bassist Edward Perez and the drummer Kendrick Scott. The plan is that these shows on Thursday and Friday, presented in the InterContinental’s Presidential Suite with hors d’oeuvres served throughout, will be made into a live album; it will be Palmer’s second funded by Giant Step Arts, a new nonprofit organization that makes quality live recordings of contemporary jazz. The resplendent suite will provide a fitting backdrop to a performance of Palmer’s latest original music, inspired by the notorious robbery at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which was once a ritzy private home. 
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