Tuesday, July 23 – 7:30-9:30 pm
Dred Scott’s Pacific Jazz Group
Eric Crystal, tenor sax
John Wiitala, bass
Smith Dobson IV, drums and alto sax
Dred Scott, piano and drums
Dred Scott, who arrived in the Bay Area in 1989 and co-founded the hip-hop jazz aggregation Alphabet Soup in San Francisco in the watershed year of 1991 (as acid jazz was making its mark at venues including the Up & Down Club, Cafe du Nord, Bruno’s, the Elbo Room), leads this all-star quartet homing in on the recorded output of the Los Angeles-based record label Pacific Jazz, whose stalwarts included Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Shelly Manne, Russ Freeman, Lee Konitz, Bud Shank, Chico Hamilton and their legion of colleagues. Dred had the opportunity to spend time with Hamilton before he died. “What a cat!” says Dred.
Hear what four top musicians glean from the recordings made by some of the most brilliant musicians of their time and place in the history of jazz.
$20 cover charge; sliding scale available.
read this article on Dred in Berkeleyside
"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
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