The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents… jazz club! when lights are low.
$20 cover charge tonight (sliding scale available to those with limited means)
Tonight, we present two major creative talents working together with improvisational brilliance on material brought to the table by each. Their album “Collect My Thoughts” was recorded 25 years ago, in 1994, and released in 1995, and they’ve collaborated frequently in the intervening years. Both are highly regarded musicians with international careers and reputations that have been cemented over many years of work at the highest level. Both have graced our stage in various contexts numerous times, for which we are extremely grateful.
Regarding their collaboration, Phillip writes: “Scott and I began working together not long after I returned to the Bay Area in 1993. We composed a few things and explored compositions by other composers, but the music really began to flow when we began to explore improvisation. We played a lot, bouncing between the Bay Area and Los Angeles, and the fruits of those labors culminated in the work COLLECT MY THOUGHTS, our CD release on the 9 Winds label. This record really helped to put us both on the map as free improvisers (the CD received rave reviews in Down Beat and many other high profile publications).”
We’re very pleased to welcome Scott and Phillip back tonight, as Bird & Beckett’s 20th Anniversary Celebration continues, featuring ten live music and poetry events and a Board of Supes proclamation between May 10th and May 20th.
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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