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TONIGHT! Funk, soul and jazz are on tap with the Charlie Hunter Trio.
Charlie plays a seven-string guitar in which he plays bass and guitar with amazing results and groove.
He will be accompanied by drummer extraordinaire Bobby Previte and Curtis Fowlkes one of the best trombone players you will ever hear.
Thursday November 12 – Dave Douglas Quintet, some of the best jazz trumpet you will ever hear!
Guess who’s on the cover of JazzTimes?
Coming Thursday 11.12.15 to
Narrows Center · 16 Anawan Street · Fall River, MA 02721
Whaling City Sound and the Narrows Center presents
Dave Douglas Quintet
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$25 Advance | $28 Day of Show
“…the quintet arrives at a new peak…” -David Adler
Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer, educator and entrepreneur from New York City known for the stylistic breadth of his work and for keeping a diverse set of ensembles and projects active simultaneously.
His unique contributions to improvised music have garnered distinguished recognition, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Aaron Copland award, and two GRAMMY® nominations. While his career spans more than 40 recordings as a leader, his active projects include his Quintet; Sound Prints, a quintet co-led with saxophonist Joe Lovano; Riverside, a quartet co-led with Chet Doxas; a duo with pianist Uri Caine; and, debuting in 2015, High Risk, an electronic music-influenced quartet with Mark Guiliana, Jonathan Maron and Shigeto.
Two 2015 projects demonstrate his virtuosity as well as his penchant for wide ranging explorations of new genres and creatively enriching partnerships with other musicians. High Risk, released June 2015, is a collaboration with electronic music artist Shigeto, backed by Jonathan Maron on bass and Mark Guiliana on drums. According to Seth Colter Walls in Pitchfork: “Simultaneously chill and surprising, it’s the sound of a group discovering a valid language, and then proceeding to push the limits of that new aesthetic.” Sound Prints: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival captures the Wayne Shorter-inspired collaboration between Douglas and Lovano. Martin Johnson of the Wall Street Journal calls the music “diverse, abstract and yet highly accessible” while Fred Kaplan wrote in Stereophile: “They’re among the most vibrant, dizzying jazz bands around. Douglas and Lovano bounce off each other with an energy and virtuosity I’ve rarely seen either sustain in other settings (and that’s saying a lot).”
Narrows Center for the Arts
16 Anawan Street
Fall River, MA 02721 – 508-324-1926, 02721
GRAMMY NOMINATED Gerry Gibbs’ Thrasher Dream Trio
With Kenny Barron and Ron Carter announces its highly anticipated debut gig
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Doors: 7:00 pm/Show 8pm
Narrows Center for the Arts
It is with a breathless sense of excitement that Whaling City Sound, one of the jazz genre’s most adventurous and acclaimed imprints, announces a highly anticipated debut gig. The Thrasher Dream Trio, led by drummer Gerry Gibbs and starring pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Ron Carter, will be playing its first ever live, publicly attended gig together at the august Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. For jazz fans, indeed for music fans who appreciate great performances, this is heady news, and reason for real delight.
Here’s a little of the back story, and why you should care: Back in 2012, Gerry Gibbs, an acclaimed drummer hailing from a jazz family (his dad Terry, vibist/composer/bandleader,played with Charlie Parker and Benny Goodman, among others), sought out the services of two of his favorite jazz musicians, his heroes. Pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Ron Carter, one of the art’s most formidable musical partnerships, have been doing sessions and gigs together for over four decades. A list of their guest appearances and leading performances would be too long for our purposes here. Suffice it to say their reputation precedes them. And, oh by the way, they said “yes” to Gibbs’ request.
With Gibbs arranging and playing drums, the Thrasher Dream Trio has made two beautifully executed and enthusiastically received albums. Both records—released on the Whaling City Sound label—hit the top spot on the jazz radio chart and stayed there for a handful of weeks. The first received a Grammy nomination in the “solo performance” category. Their next record, cheekily entitled We’re Back, is a carefully curated mélange of standards, chestnuts, and R&B classics arranged with energy, passion and genius. We’re Back, which also features red hot, world-class guests Warren Wolf (vibraphone), Larry Goldings (B-3), and Steve Wilson (woodwinds)—takes warmly familiar tunes and turns them into sizzling standards that stretch the skills of these consummate musicians and draw the listener into an epic jazz adventure. None other than Joe Lovano loved it, saying, “Gerry Gibbs has put together another fun and swinging session with a new spin on some of the best loved R&B classics of the day …This recording will capture you from start to finish!”
Taken together, the two albums have stayed at the top spot longer than work by any other jazz artist in recent years. Yet, in spite of all this critical acclaim and radio airplay, the band has not performed in public until now.
Narrows Center for the Arts (16 Anawan St., Fall River, MA 02721 508.324.1926) is pleased to present this remarkable trio in its premier performance Saturday, April 25, 2015. Doors: 7:00 pm • show 8pm • tickets $50 advance • $55 day of show
Tickets available at: http://narrowscenter.ticketfly.com/event/782909-gerry-gibbs-thrasher-dream-fall-river/
Link to interview: http://www.jazznewengland.com/gerry-gibbs/