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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!
Sound It Out favorite Tony Malaby returns to the series with an ace new trio featuring frequent drum foil Tom Rainey and guitarist Ben Monder (who played on David Bowie’s Blackstar LP). DownBeat describes Malaby as “a formidably accomplished soprano and tenor saxophonist with an enviable tone and an endless font of compelling ideas, yet he steers his music away from perfection. His considerable gifts as a melodist tend to sneak up on you.”
Tony Malaby, soprano/tenor saxophones; Ben Monder, guitar; Tom Rainey, drumsTickets: $15 ($12 for students and seniors)
Alto saxophonist-composer Darius Jones, a New Yorker originally from Virginia, has made a name for himself with an alto sax sound that blends the holy-rolling preacher blues of Cannonball Adderley with the folk-flecked avant-garde wailing of Albert Ayler. JazzTimes described Jones as player who can “keen, weep, caress – and cut, too,” while Jazzwise said: “Jones’ playing and composing may have some of the mercurial energy associated with the avant-garde, but the communicative immediacy of African-American folk traditions stands like a bedrock in his work.”
Darius Jones, alto saxophone; bass and drums, TBATickets: $15 ($12 for students and seniors)
Sound It Out welcomes genre-defying cellist Daniel Levin in a show featuring his chamber-jazz quartet with viola virtuoso Mat Maneri, vibist Matt Moran & bassist Toby Cederberg. All About Jazz described Levin as “one of the outstanding cellists working in the vanguard arena," while New York City Jazz Record extolled him as “ridiculously fluent, virtually overflowing with ideas.”
Daniel Levin, cello; Mat Maneri, viola; Matt Moran, vibraphone; Toby Cederberg, double-bassTickets: $15 ($12 for students and seniors)
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; Ben Stivers, 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, drumsTickets: $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: $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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