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Evan Flory-Barnes – Threat of Beauty

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Seattle’s Evan Flory-Barnes, an amazing bassist, and his Threat of Beauty had a great set  at the Twisted Cork Lounge at Hyatt Regency Bellevue as part of  the 2011 Bellevue Jazz Festival last Thursday. Also in the group is Jason Holt on drums and and Jacques Willis on Vibes. Here are a few images from their performance which I really enjoyed.


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Tenor saxophonist and jazz legend Hadley Caliman, 78, passed away last week after a two year battle with liver cancer. Many of you have seen and heard him over the years as he played a lot around Seattle and Portland. Here are some recent pictures of him. Above he was accepting one of his two awards at the Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards in Jan 2009 at the Triple Door.
Below are some recent images of him in performance.


“Caliman remained active on the jazz scene until late-August, performing regularly around the Northwest in support of his recent releases: Reunion with Pete Christilieb, which was released in August and is now #31 on the national jazz charts, and Straight Ahead, which is #9 for the year on the Airplay Charts and was in the Top 10 on American jazz radio for many months.” Read more here on The Seattle Jazz Scene.






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John Savage and Vusac – 2nd Century Savage

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John Savage on didgeridoo and Vusac on electronic keyboards and other things – 2nd Century Savage played last week in the final concert of the Earshot Jazz concert series Jazz: The Second Century at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. A really good show in a wonderful place to hear music on a warm summer evening.

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Vusac (aka Isaac Peachin) on electronic keyboards and other things

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John C. Savage on flute.


WACO: A Big Band for Modern Times

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Photo from the Earshot Jazz cover of August 2009 issue  featuring WACO. WACO is Al Keith, Mark Taylor, Stuart MacDonald, Thomas Marriott, Phil Sparks,Steve Treseler, Jim Dejoie Byron Vannoy, Greg Sinibaldi, Samantha Boshnack Chris Stover, Robin Holcomb, Tom Varner, Brad Allison, Eric Barber (and not present in photo Nelson Bell and Wayne Horvitz)
From the Earshot Jazz article by Peter Monaghan:
Fourteen or more jazz players at full throttle is an unmatched musical thrill, to be sure. And that’s not where the joy of big-bands ends. You may experience breathtaking precision and unison of a kind that the Basie band perfected, or the exquisite voicing of Ellington’s men. At the least, you’ll hear a lot happening, and cop an uncommon musical clout. It is our good fortune, as Seattleites, then, that our city offers as much in the way of big-band variety as any American city. A healthy jazz ecology, with several high schools turning out shoals of accomplished players, ensures that those large ensembles, in their considerable numbers, maintain an impressive level of musicianship. The region’s ace high-school bands play superbly in Basie and Ellington modes. Jay Thomas’s Friendly Fire sparks what its name implies. Jim Knapp’s big band takes on the compositional complexity of pieces such as its leader’s own. The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra can rightly boast of an all-star local lineup that performs, as its name suggests, the great music of the art form’s yesteryears. Several other spirited ensembles surely make this city ranks second to none in this powerful, driving form of jazz. But what the scene has missed is a large ensemble that plays a truly modern repertoire. Into this breach has stepped the Washington Composers Orchestra (WACO), which three top musicians with extensive New York experience formed last year. It was then that plans came to fruition between wife-and-husband team Robin Holcomb and Wayne Horvitz, who had been in Seattle for a decade, and French horn master Tom Varner, a much more recent arrival in the Northwest.
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WACO in performance at TOST in Fremont on Sunday June 28th, 2009

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Wayne Horvitz: New York Composers Orchestra

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Wayne Horvitz conducts the New York Composers Orchestra, Monday, November 3, Triple Door

This concluding evening of the Wayne Horvitz retrospective featured Horvitz’s New York Composers Orchestra West and the President. What an incredible night of bands. The range and scope of  his music left little to be desired. The fantastic level of talent represented on stage was simply amazing too. Not just for Seattle but for anywhere on this planet. The performance blew me away, although I did manage to hold on and stay until the end.

The New York Composers Orchestra was formed in 1986 by composers Wayne Horvitz and Robin Holcomb as a means to perform works by composers wishing to write for jazz instrumentation without being confined by traditional jazz and big band styles. In New York, the orchestra was commissioned to perform works by Anthony Braxton, Lenny Picket, Butch Morris, Marty Ehrlich, and Elliott Sharp, among many others. After Horvitz and Holcomb relocated to Seattle in 1988, however, the NYCO repertoire spread out across the US – it has been performed by the original ensemble in New York City, Horvitz and Holcomb’s New York Composers Orchestra West, which very occasionally performed here in Seattle, and the Boston-based Jazz Composers Alliance, which has also showcased some of its scores.
Opportunities to hear large orchestras as adventurous as this, featuring musicians as gifted as this, are few and far between. As Rolling Stone has noted: “The NYCO points directions out of the musical prison that surround too much current jazz. And, like all truly great big bands, it swings its tail off.”
In this Seattle revival, Horvitz presented a stellar lineup of old friends from New York days along with some of the outstanding Seattleites whom he recruited to his cause early in his time here: on reeds, Hans Teuber, Briggan Krauss, Skerik, Doug Wieselman, and Jim Dejoie; on trumpets, Ron Miles, Brad Allison, and Thomas Marriott; on trombones, Chris Stover and Nelson Bell; on French horn, Tom Varner; on drums, Bobby Previte; on bass, Phil Sparks; on piano and organ,Wayne Horvitz. Robin Holcomb conducts and plays piano. With special guest, on guitar: Tim Young.
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Larry Ochs


Larry Ochs Sax and Drumming Core Saturday, November 1, Seattle Art Museum

ROVA’s Larry Ochs leads an all-star ensemble consisting of percussionists Scott Amendola and Don Robinson
and special guests from Tokyo, pianist Satoko Fujii and her trumpeter husband, Natsuki Tamura. Together they perform what they describe as “a meditation on and a 21st-century distillation
of the songs of American and eastern-European blues-shouters, and of traditional chant-singers from Asia and Africa.”
This is music loaded with playful musical dialogue and melodic, polyrhythmic
exchanges. At once thunderous
and subtle, sweet and dramatic, Larry Ochs Drum Core offers, as one critic wrote, “everything great music should offer: true emotions, adventure, variation, interplay, tension, surprise, and entertainment.” Augmented here by the wildly-creative Fujii, one of the most original voices on her instrument, and the equally-compelling Tamura, this special performance will feature both familiar and unfamiliar musical dialects presented in a concert like none other.

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Photograph by  photographers in Seattle Daniel Sheehan, a photojournalist who specializes in portrait photography and photojournalism for publications and corporations. He is also a wedding photographer at  A Beautiful Day Photography and one of the best  wedding photographers Seattle.

 

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Greg Campbell


Gust Burns & Greg Campbell Duo – Monday, October 27, Chapel Performance Space


Opening the evening’s very interesting and intriguing concert was Seattle’s own sonic adventurers Gust Burns (piano, altered keyboards) and Gregory Campbell (percussion, French horn). Burns strives to discover new routes to improvisation on the piano, developing alternative narrative approaches and extended techniques. Citing both the American and European avant-garde lineages, traditional American jazz, and the popular music he grew up with as major influences, Burns has developed a unique and engrossing musical perspective and is also keen on exploring how music functions within a greater socio-political context. He also directs the Seattle Improvised Music Festival. Greg Campbell is a percussionist with a wide range of interests, as is demonstrated by a list of his former teachers—bassists Dave Holland and Cecil McBee, drummer Bob Moses, and Ghanaian palmwine guitarist Koo Nimo, among many others. A life-long student, Campbell also teaches at Cascadia Community College and online for Boston University. Longtime colleagues, Burns and Campbell promise to deliver an exciting and intellectually-stimulating evening of improvisations.

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Marilyn Crispell


Marilyn Crispell, Wednesday, October 22

A wonderful performance of profound beauty and elegance last night by Marilyn Crispell at the Chapel Performance Space in Wallingford.
Famously turned on to jazz through the music of John Coltrane, pianist Marilyn Crispell was relatively unknown in 1978 when multi-instrumentalist and composer Anthony Braxton happened to hear her. Immediately awed by her capabilities, Braxton soon made Crispell his principal pianist for well over 10 years – including in his great ’80s quartet featuring Mark Dresser and Gerry Hemingway. With Braxton, Crispell performed some of the most complex music of the time with extraordinary precision, power, and grace, establishing herself as one of the most virtuosic and fiercely-expressive pianists around.

More recently, Crispell has developed an increasingly romantic and jazz-influenced vocabulary. A string of successful albums for ECM, including the triumphant Nothing Ever Was, Anyway: The Music of Annette Peacock (1997), debuted her trio of Gary Peacock and Paul Motian. Almost immediately the group was widely regarded as among the most significant piano trios since Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, and Paul Motian first convened. Crispell’s most recent effort, a solo disc called Vignettes, presents her at her most effusive, performing both compositions and free improvisations, and producing  beautiful performances.

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Frøy Aagre Quartet at Tulas


Frøy Aagre Quartet at Tulas Monday October 20th and Tuesday October 21st, 2008

Tenor saxophonist Frøy Aagre, Norway’s most acclaimed female saxophonist, leads a band featuring pianist Kris Davis and drummer Jeff Davis. They were simply fantastic Monday night at the final show I photographed for the night. Tulas was packed for the first show and the second set had a good turnout too, who enjoyed her performance judging from the applause.

The Norwegian publication Dagbladet describes Aagre’s music as full of “surprising and fascinating melodic turns and unexpected rhythmic ideas.” Influenced by Wayne Shorter, Oliver Messian, Astor Piazzolla and Kenny Wheeler, Aagre’s approach challenges the boundaries between written and improvised music. Countryside, her critically acclaimed second album, was named one of the top ten jazz albums of 2007 by the Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen. She has performed in festivals around the world and has won numerous scholarships and awards. Aagre studied saxophone at the Birmingham Conservatoire, Middlesex University, composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, and saxophone with Dave Liebman.

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Evan Flory-Barnes’ The Teaching


Evan Flory Barnes’ The Teaching

The music was uplifting, joyful, and passionate indeed as promised. A wonderful and inspiring performance from the group at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.

Fast-rising bassist Evan Flory-Barnes opened the evening with The Teaching, a band that injects the Socratic into the post-jazz flow. Flory-Barnes is a young dynamo on the local scene, the go-to bassist of a vast array of leaders. Experienced in symphonic, jazz, and solo bass performance, along with several other styles, he also leads his own indefinable group, Threat of Beauty, and now this similarly expansive small combo with two other tyros on a tear: Josh Rawlings on piano and Jeremy Jones on drums.

Evan was incredible to watch as his expressions changed every moment making the editing for this post impossible. I have a half dozen more photos I wanted to post but this format restricts me to one photo per post. Pity.

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Eric Vloeimans Fugimundi At Tulas

Harmen Fraanje on piano at Tulas Sunday night with Eric Vloeimans Fugimundi.

One of Europe’s most gifted trumpeters, the Dutchman performed Sunday night at Tula’s with his wonderful trio Fugimundi, featuring  Anton Goudsmit who was astounding on guitar and Harmen Fraanje on piano. They ranged from cutting-edge jazz to hymns all presented with virtuosity, warmth, and wit. What a really special treat, one of my favorite performances so far on the second night of the 2008 Earshot Jazz Festival.

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Thomas Marriott



Thomas Marriott

On trumpet, Thomas played with the Paul Rucker Quartet which opened the second night of the Earshot Jazz Festival 2008 Sunday night at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. The Billy Bang Quartet followed.

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