BBCLP’s which way west?
Sunday concert series
together with Outsound Presents:
5 consecutive Sundays
of jazz on the avant side
Sunday, July 31, 4:30 & 5:30 (two sets)
Kicking off a run of dates of free jazz improvisation, the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project, together with Outsound Presents, is pleased to offer five weeks of spontaneous improvised music, starting with the unit that got us thinking in this direction a few months ago…
“Time is Now, Not Money” comprises scat vocalist Lorin Benedict, pianist Scott R. Looney, bassist Bishu Chatterjee and drummer Bryan Bowman. Musically, they go where their ears, heads and heartbeats take them, shifting time signatures and keys with a spontaneity and intuitive complexity that makes the music a series of startling revelations.
Four supremely creative musicians, completely in the moment, and far outside the bounds of conventional jazz structures.
Join us for the entire series to get in touch with the intensely personal, and, ultimately, the joyously spiritual musical ideas that Cecil Taylor, John Coltrane, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler and scores of others started to explore in the 1950s and 1960s which continue to fascinate and challenge musicians today.
Next Sunday (8/7), it’s Jim Ryan’s Forward Energy; then the Chuck Manning/Stu Pilorz Outfit on 8/14; a reprise of Time is Now, Not Money, joined by sax player Kasey Knudsen on 8/21; and concluding with Lords of Outland, the band led by Outsound’s own Rent Romus, on 8/28.Â C’mon out!
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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