Here's Ms. Moore playing a work from Philip Glass:
Rudresh & company will play 2 sets - 8:30 and 10 p.m. For ticket information for both shows, go to firehouse12.org or call 203-785-0468.
Here's a taste of the new recording:
Here's a track from that Sunnyside debut:
Doors open each night at 7:30 p.m. with the music set to commence at 8:30. For more information, call 860-434-0886 or go to thesidedoorjazz.com.
Here is Ms. Rosnes along with Lewis Nash and bassist Peter Washington performing Joe Henderson's "Isotope":
|photo by M Weintrob|
In this week's CD Pick, Stephen Haynes will release his new CD on June 9. Titled "Pomegranate" (New Atlantis Records), the album catches Mr. Haynes with an exciting quintet that features Mr. Morris (guitar), Ben Stapp (tuba), William Parker (contrabass violin, sintir, bass shakuhachi), and the amazing percussionist Warren Smith (drums, percussion, marimba). The recording captures the musicians in the performance space of Firehouse 12 in March of 2013 with music dedicated to Haynes' teacher and mentor Bill Dixon (1925-2010). In the notes on the recording's Bandcamp page, it is written that Mr. Dixon "loved the low end and he would have dug this instrumentation." There are instances throughout the album that one is reminded of Henry Threadgill's Zooid, specifically in the blend of the tuba and guitar.
|photo by Enid Farber|
William Parker anchors the light-hearted "Crepuscular" with a repetitive yet funky bass line while the marimba dances, the tuba whistles below (yes, whistles!) and the guitar plays delightful circular phrases. Mr. Haynes moves in and out of the mix, actually stepping out of the song for last few minutes. he's front and center for a fiery solo on the final track "Odysseus (Lashed to the Mast)" - here, the high-energy emitted by the rhythm section spurs the soloists forward (Stapp stands out in both a supportive role and as a soloist.)
"Pomegranate" stands out for its impressive music but moreso for the the interplay of the ensemble, their commitment to the project and for how Stephen Haynes and company harness/channel the myriad influences each person brings to the performance.
For more information, go to newatlantisrecords.bandcamp.com/album/pomegranate.