Ethan Iverson's Kings Place Residency
'I’m a lifelong Anglophile. When I was a little boy I loved Doctor Who, and won a contest dressing up as Jon Pertwee at major science fiction convention in Chicago. (Many years later, when meeting Courtney Pine professionally, I surprised Pine by citing his performance in the Doctor Who episode “Silver Nemesis.”) The title of my recent ECM album with Mark Turner, Temporary Kings comes from my favourite author, Anthony Powell, and his masterful cycle A Dance to the Music of Time.
I’ve also always loved English jazz, it’s one of the strongest non-American jazz traditions. It is high time a New Yorker paid tribute to London instead of it always being the other way around! Each night will flow naturally and be a lot of fun.' (Ethan Iverson)