Saturday, December 21st – 7:30-10pm
Slow & Steady Records
Album Release Celebration
Bastet + CHIVES double bill!
Hear them at Bird & Beckett 12/21!
Two bands, $20 cover
Led by guitarist Justin Rock, Bastet takes the art of improvisation and the art of the trio into edgy, unfiltered territory. The “grunge-jazz” or “grazz” trio brings Rock’s distinct compositional voice to life, featuring Bay Area stalwarts Giulio Xavier Cetto on bass and Mike Quigg on drums. The trio’s contagious onstage chemistry comes from years playing and touring together, as well as its welcoming spirits, bringing listeners into its exploratory, at times time-bending ambiance. With four albums to date, and on the verge of their fifth release At The Age of Zero (Slow & Steady Records), Bastet is potent and brimming with passion.
CHIVES represents the collective musical output of bassist Matthew Wohl, multi-reedist Steven Lugerner and drummer Max Jaffe. Their music is a continuation of the jazz trio continuum – yet Chives’ repertoire is heavily influenced by the world of songwriting. Friends since middle school, Chives have been making music together for the majority of their lives and have released three album to critical acclaim, Yeaux (2016), Dads (2012) & For Brian Wilson (2010).
"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."
-- Job Harriman, 1902
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.
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