Category: jazz

Bert Seager Presents…Tetraptych ≈ June 7th, Start 7:30pm/ Doors 7pm

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Say:  ” TET-trup-tick”

It is a four-paneled painting.

It is also the name of an exuberant jazz quartet that performs the music of acclaimed pianist Bert Seager. Tetraptych brings a breathing conversant quality to its playing, where interaction rather than assigned roles is what lights the fire. The magic arises as the musicians weave threads of free improvisation into the compositions. Throughout, one encounters the tetraptych: the input of each member as the collective meaning unfolds.

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Bert Seager – pianist, composer and bandleader has written tunes specifically to fit these musicians, their strengths and collaborative chemistry.

Hery Paz – Cuban-born tenor saxophonist who produces a big round passionate sound plays with a wide ranging and profoundly melodic imagination.

Max Ridley – upright bassist makes the music dance while playfully breaking open the grid of time to liberate the proceedings.

Dor Herskovits – Israeli-born drummer whose deep feel and intelligent phrasing drive and shape the music holds the key to its ebullience.

One senses their unique personalities and warmth as they each navigate their changing roles in the unfolding drama. This is the embodiment of interconnection through sound.


$10 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 7pm

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Harris Eisenstadt Old Growth Forest + Jeb Bishop/Jorrit Dijkstra Duo ≈ June 10th, Start 5:30pm/ Doors 5pm

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Formed during Harris Eisenstadt’s September, 2015 residency at The Stone, Old Growth Forest released its first recording on Clean Feed in 2016. An old growth forest is one that has been left untouched, a place that has been allowed to follow its own natural course, without interruption.

“Poised as ever, Eisenstadt generates a rustling understory in which his rhythmic shifts and embellishments subtly prompt and push his colleagues,” writes John Sharpe. “Roebke presents a melodic but meaty presence in the middle level while Malaby and Bishop create a canopy not only full of overlapping forms, but also the gaps that permit illumination of what goes on beneath. Malaby’s unpredictable delivery and love of unconventional texture in particular keeps the ears pricked while Bishop’s garrulous yet honeyed trombone affords a fine foil.”

harriseisenstadt.com/old-growth-forest


$15 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 5pm

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Mitch Hampton – Solo Piano ≈ June 12th, Start 7:15pm/ Doors 7pm

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Mitch Hampton was born in 1967 in New York City, went to Interlochen Arts Academy, and received a Bachelor’s and Master’s from New England Conservatory of Music. His piano teacher and mentor while there was Stanley Cowell. His music has been in films, Avery Fisher Hall, Symphony Hall, and Europe. In 2014 he released his first solo piano album of all original compositions entitled Hard Listening.


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.01% Presents…Naftule’s Dream ≈ June 14th, Start 7:30pm/ Doors 7pm

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“the band’s warmth and cohesion is as rich as ever.”  NPR (Fresh Air)

Naftule’s Dream, whose seminal recordings in the 1990’s helped create the Radical Jewish Culture movement and jumpstart John Zorn’s Tzadik label will feature their trademark edgy, avante klezmer originals, dreamy compositions and unique improvisational language. Driven by their powerful tuba/drums/electric guitar/accordion rhythm section.

Glenn Dickson, clarinet

Gary Bohan, cornet

Michael McLaughlin, accordion

Andrew Stern, guitar

Jim Gray, tuba

Eric Rosenthal, drums

naftulesdream.com


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