Kudos as soon as once more to Elysium Furnace Works for bringing some top-tier experimental jazz to the area. On July 22, the promotional group will current a efficiency by the Bass Bridge Quartet at Ballet Arts Studio.
New York’s Bass Bridge Quartet is an all-star, all-acoustic double bass ensemble comprised of Che Chen, Dave Hofstra, William Parker, and Dave Sewelson. Curiously, whereas Parker, a sideman of the late, nice saxophonist David S. Ware, is famend as, arguably, a very powerful bassist of the modern free jazz scene and Hofstra performed bass in new wavers the Waitresses, no wavers the Contortions, and jazzers the Microscopic Septet, neither Chen nor Sewelson are generally known as bassists. Chen is the guitarist and cofounder of psych-jazz greats 75 Greenback Invoice, and Sewelson, one other Microscopic Septet member, is primarily acknowledged as a saxophonist.
The mixed sensibilities and expertise the quartet brings to the 4 prolonged tracks that make up Might Day, their 2023 debut album, are actually formidable. Try “The Bucket,” a usually intense observe from the discharge:
The Bass Bridge Quartet will carry out at Ballet Arts Studio in Beacon on July 22 at 8pm. Tickets are $23.40.