The KBGP plays 2 sets - 8:30 and 10 p.m. - for more information, go to firehouse12.org or call 203-785-0468. To learn about Ms. Bull and all of her endeavors, go to www.katiebull.com.
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The trio will take the stage - floor, in this instance - at 8 p.m. For more information, go to buttonwood.org or call 860-347-4957.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the musicians take the stage at 8:30. For more information, call 860-434-0886.
Here's a sample of the Organix Quartet from 2015's "Luminosity" CD, an album which features the saxophonist, guitarist Stryker, organist Kyle Koehler and drummer Cecil Brooks III:
For the Old Lyme gig, he brings an exciting band including Jason Palmer (trumpet), Peter Slavov (bass) and the redoubtable Ralph Peterson, Jr. (drums). The music starts at 8:30 p.m. To learn more about the pianist, go to www.kevinharrisproject.com. For reservations and more information, go to thesidedoorjazz.com.
Here's the band - Harris, drummer Langone, and trumpeter Palmer plus saxophonist Hery Paz and electric bassist Fernando Huergo from an April 2016 gig at Berklee:
For the show in Hartford, which begins at 8 p.m., Willis has assembled quite a group including Gary Bartz (alto and soprano saxophone), Steve Davis (trombone), Blake Meister (bass), and Billy Willams (drums). For tickets and more information, call the Collective at 860-527-3205 or pick them up at Integrity 'n' Music, 506 Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield.
There is 1 track, "Cyrille, The Inspirer", that is dedicated to a living master (and one of Tononi's teachers). Credited to the quintet and producer Fabrizio Perissinotto, the music goes in several directions in its 12:14 After a noisy beginning, the music take a number of surprising turns including a section where Cavallanti, Swell, and Fonda have a conversation on flutes. Also surprising is the fact that though the piece is dedicated to a drummer, there is not a drum solo.
"No Time Left" has many moments that lift the listener off his chair, with powerful solos and exciting interactions created by five people who embody the meaning of creative musicians. Take The Brooklyn Express to the end of the line and get back aboard - this is quite the ride.
For more information, go to www.longsongrecords.com/en/discography/no-time-left/.
"Still, Up In The Air" is mood music in the sense that you need to be in the right frame of mind to take this journey into the creative process of bassist Moppa Elliott. In the words of John Lennon, "Turn off your mind, relax, and float down stream." Where will Elliott's music take you?
Here's the opening track: