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Sound It Out, founded by series curator Bradley Bambarger in June 2012, aims to continue this tradition by hosting musicians from jazz and other venturesome genres, further binding Greenwich House Music with progressive scenes across New York City.
GHMS was named one of the five best jazz venues in New York City for 2013!
Following such widely praised records as Intents & Purposes, Continuous Beat and Natural Selection, guitarist Rez Abbasi celebrates the release of a new Cuneiform album with his electric quartet Junction. All About Jazz has praised Abbasi for his "purposeful virtuosity and unshackled imagination," while the Los Angeles Times has singled him out for making music that is "relentlessly new and progressive."
Rez Abbasi, electric guitar; Mark Shim, tenor saxophone and midi wind controller; Sam Harris, keyboards; Kenny Grohowski, drumsTickets: $15 ($12 for students and seniors)
Fantastical new sextet!
Guitarist/banjoist extraordinaire Brandon Seabrook has played great shows in Sound It Out series serving in the bands of others, but now he comes to the series to lead his own fantastical ensemble Die Trommel Fatale, which might be translated as the killing drum… About Seabrook, Vice’s Noisey said: “On virtually any given night in the depths of Brooklyn’s DIY and experimental scene and beyond, apocalyptic finger-hopping, strings-abusing beast Brandon Seabrook can be found teaming with of titans for trips into otherworldly sonic shreddage.”
Brandon Seabrook, electric guitar and banjo; Marika Hughes, cello; Eivind Opsvik, double-bass; Dave Truet, drums; Sam Ospovat, drums; Chuck Bettis, electronics and voiceTickets: $15 ($12 for students and seniors)
Rising-star pianist with new band!
All About Jazz has called Aaron Parks "a player and composer of great depth, with a truly cinematic vision.” He comes to Sound It Out at Greenwich House with a color-rich electro-acoustic quintet, dubbed Little Big. Parks has recorded solo and in collectives for Blue Note, ECM and Nonesuch, collaborating with the likes of Joshua Redman, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Gretchen Parlato, among others. BBC Online described Parks as “a master of melody,” while The New York Times has praised him for being “a step ahead of everyone else.”
Aaron Parks, piano/keyboards; Greg Tuohey, guitar; Immanuel Wilkins, alto sax/clarinet; Spencer Murphy, bass; Kush Abadey, drumsTickets: $15 ($12 for students and seniors)
All About Jazz has said: “André Matos is a free thinker,” while The New York Times has praised the Portuguese-born guitarist as one who “advances a pointedly contemporary air.” A keen collaborator onstage and on record with his wife, vocalist Sara Serpa, Matos has his own sound and sensibility as a leader, alternately lush and edgy. As for pianist-composer Jesse Stacken, The New York Times described his recent quartet album, Helleborus, as “scintillating” and “beautiful,” also pointing out “the quality of his cohesion with Tony Malaby, Sean Conly and Tom Rainey. At every turn on Helleborus, the ensemble plays with gusto.” The linchpin of both bands on this night is saxophonist Tony Malaby, who DownBeat has described as “a musician’s musician, one of New York’s most beloved creative artists.”
Jesse Stacken, piano; Tony Malaby, saxophones; Sean Conly, double-bass; Tom Rainey, drums; André Matos, guitar; Tony Malaby, saxophone; Billy Mintz, drumsTickets: $18 ($15 for students and seniors)
New season kickoff!!
Iconic saxophonist-composer Tim Berne launched the Sound It Out series in 2012 with a show by his hit band Snakeoil. Now he teams with the great bassist John Hébert for a rare duo performance to kick off the 2016-17 Sound It Out at Greenwich House season.
Tim Berne, alto saxophone; John Hébert, double-bassTickets: $15 ($12 for students and seniors)
Drummer, Dave King, and saxophonist, Chris Speed's, performance from Thursday, July 18, 2013. To view more footage, click here.
Past performances in this series include
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