Sunday, December 11, 2011
Seasons Come and They Go
He is also the leader of Out To Lunch, a quintet that takes its name and part of its repertoire from the classic 1964 Blue Note Lp created by reedman Eric Dolphy. That recording featured the explosive trumpet of Freddie Hubbard, the expansive vibraphone work of Bobby Hutcherson and the stunning rhythm section of Richard Davis (bass) and 18-year old Tony Williams (drums). Johnson's bandmates are also excellent musicians; they include Myra Melford (piano), Roy Nathanson (alto saxophone), Brad Jones (bass) and the ever-inventive George Schuller (drums). Schuller's father, the esteemed composer and educator Gunther, contributed several pieces that he has composed for Dolphy to Johnson's project.
Expect an evening of music that will go in many directions, challenging yet exciting the listener at every turn. Out To Lunch plays 2 sets, 8:30 and 10 p.m. and you can get tickets and more information by going to firehouse12.com or calling 203-785-0468.
The music starts at 8 p.m. and there are tickets still available but going quickly. Go to the website or call the number above to join in on the fun.
firehouse12.com or call 203-785-0468 and make your reservations.
Kudos to Nick Lloyd and the staff at the Firehouse for another impressive season of music. They continue to bless the area with musicians that create work deserving to be heard in such an impressive sound environment. Honestly, I can't wait to see and hear what 2012 has in store for Firehouse 12.