Photo Courtesy of Endangered Blood
Wed., May 4, 8 p.m.: Endangered Blood Record Release Concert with the Dan Weiss Trio, featuring Jacob Sacks and Eivind Opsvik.
Oscar Noriega (alto saxophone and bass clarinet), Trevor Dunn (bass), Jim Black (drums) and Chris Speed (tenor saxophone), carry on the genre-pushing experimentation of bands like Alas No Axis, Human Feel and Electric Masada (all of which include EB members).
Longtime friends and collaborators Chris Speed and Jim Black should need no introduction to fans of cutting edge music. Trevor Dunn is one of the top bassists of his generation, known both for his legendary avant-rock band Mr. Bungle and for his extensive work with John Zorn and Mike Patton.
Multi-reedist Oscar Noriega’s relationship with Speed and Black stretches back over 20 years. Awareness of his role as an underground force in the New York jazz world is rapidly expanding due to his recent work with Paul Motian, Banda de los Muertos and Tim Berne’s new quartet Los Totopos.
Dan Weiss Trio featuring Jacob Sacks and Eivind Opsvik
Weiss weaves elements of different compositional styles and knowledge of Indian rhythms into the language of jazz on his twelve-track CD to create something new and eternal, foreign and familiar. “Each piece in this record draws upon a specific inspiration which has captured my curiosity and imagination the last couple of years, the intention behind this record was to take the essence of each of these inspirations and to create a musical narrative. It is intended to be listened to as one piece, uninterrupted. While each piece is its own song, they each serve a larger purpose which is the suite.”
One of Five Drummers to Watch (and Hear) –NY Times
This event is 21 and over
622 Degraw Street (between 3rd and 4th ave, Gowanus)