Thursday, June 23 2016

Jack Walrath & The Masters of Suspense

LAST CHANCE TO CATCH JACK THIS SUMMER! Jazz at the Crossroads presents Innovators:New & Classic - bandleader/composers whose music challenges + expands the definition of jazz.
Thursday, June 23
9 pm -10:45 pm $15

Zinc Bar's Thursday Residencies continue in June with Grammy-nominated trumpeter Jack Walrath & The Masters of Suspense

"Walrath hates clichés, but he loves the jazz tradition...the solos splinter the pet phrases of a whole range of styles -- old-time blues to new-time hues and cries. This music is better than good." - Owen Cordle, DOWNBEAT

Jack Walrath, trumpet; Abraham Burton, tenor sax; George Burton, piano; Boris Kozlov, bass; Donald Edwards, drums; plus Surprise "Mystery Guests"

Grammy-nominated trumpeter Jack Walrath is a leading figure of the post-bop generation. A gifted composer and improviser who spent four formative years with the great Charles Mingus – as well as time on the road with Ray Charles – Walrath is a fearless explorer of new musical frontiers whose work is consistently multi-dimensional, surprising, adventurous. In Walrath’s world, post-bop music might give way to funk grooves, to avant-garde musings or even to heavy rock-infused grooves, all spiked with a hefty dose of humor

Walrath's tenure with Mingus coincided with one of the bassist’s finest ensembles and his nearly four-year stretch was marked by remarkable artistic outcomes, notably the albums Changes One and Changes Two. After Mingus’ passing, Walrath embarked on a remarkable solo career that has yielded nearly 30 albums as a leader and almost as many as a collaborator and sideman. He is a living legend of jazz.

"This is going to be a non-stop thrill," says Dita Sullivan, the series' producer. "All the cutting edge musicians, monsters of creativity, want to come to Zinc Bar, where they have complete artistic freedom, and time to develop their music in a residency. Zinc Bar is at the vortex of the most exciting music in the city - where you can see first rate artists playing with no inhibitions. It will be like the Onyx Club, back in the '20s, when all the top musicians came to listen to each other and exchange ideas, in an atmosphere of anything goes.

Jazz at the Crossroads presents Zinc Bar's Thursday Residencies l Innovators: New & Classic April 28th-September 29th

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