Ben LaMar Gay- cornet electronics and percussion Josh Johnson- alto saxophone and keyboards Dustin Laurenzi- tenor saxophone and electronics Jeff Parker- guitar Paul Bryan- bass. Jeremy Cunningham- drums
Newcity Music praised Jeremy Cunningham’s 2016 album, re: dawn (from far), for its “bravura storytelling and image-painting.”
On its moving successor, The Weather Up There, the Chicago drummer and composer artist goes even further and deeper with his words and images, which derive from the killing of his younger brother during a home invasion robbery in 2008. It’s a work that assails gun violence and its heartbreaking ripple effects while searching for “a way to turn the tide” of profound personal loss through adaptations of original poems.
November 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre Tickets November 10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic Tickets November 12 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater Tickets November 13 – Eugene, OR @ John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts Tickets November 14 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre Tickets November 17 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater Tickets November 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre Tickets November 20 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre Tickets November 22 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre Tickets December 4 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater Tickets December 5 – Boston, MA @ Emerson Colonial Theatre Tickets December 7 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre Tickets December 8 – Bethesda, MD @ Music Center at Strathmore Tickets December 10 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Paramount Theater Tickets December 11 – Nashville, TN @ The CMA Theater Tickets December 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Symphony Hall Tickets With Special Guest Rachel Eckroth
JULY 19—Performance: Jeff Parker and the New Breed Guitarist Jeff Parker leads his retro-futurist jazz ensemble the New Breed in a performance responding to artists associated with the Chicago Black Renaissance.
Jeff Parker- Guitar, loops Paul Bryan- Bass, synth Josh Johnson- sax, keyboards Makaya McCraven- drums, beats
Sonny Sharrock. Thanks for reminding me Stephen Buono.
Here's a great article about the amazing Sonny. I saw him with the quartet Last Exit (Bill Laswell, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and Peter Brotzman) around 1990 at a tiny supper club in Somerville Massachusetts called Johnny D's. They melted my face off.
I'll be performing with Aimee Mann and Billy Collins this next week…
4/22 Broadway Center for the Performing Arts: Tacoma WA 4/24 Cal Perfomances- Zellerbach Hall: Berkeley CA 4/25 Mondavi Center- UC Davis: Davis CA 4/26 John Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University: Arcata CA
Playing with drummer/composer Dylan Ryan and Tim Young in the prog-trio Sand. This picture is EXACTLY what the music sounds like. You will diggit. Opening for Karen, reggie Watts great band full of tremendous musicians. 9pm show…