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Jamie Saft & Thunder Shout present:  SPHERES

Jamie Saft and Thunder Shout have announced a new monthly jazz series at Nublu, SPHERES, curated by Jamie Saft.  The first lineup plays on July 8.

JAMIE SAFT (keys. John Zorn, Iggy Pop, Bad Brains)
CHUCK HAMMER (guitar. David Bowie, Lou Reed)
BRAD JONES (bass. Marc Ribot, Jazz Passengers, Ornette Coleman)
BOBBY PREVITE (drums. Tom Waits, John Zorn, Charlie Hunter)

Nublu – 151 Ave C, New York, NY 10009.  Tickets are on sale now.

The next SPHERES session is scheduled for August 6.

 Brian Morton interviews Jamie Saft for Jazz Journal UK

“I’ve always thought of all music as one thing. There are honestly no boundaries to what music can or should be…”

Read the full article here.


Hidden Corners – Jamie Saft Quartet
Jamie Saft, Dave Liebman, Bradley Jones, Hamid Drake

Hidden Corners is out June 28 on RareNoise Records.  Pre-order the album here.

TICONDEROGA

PRESS RELEASE:

“This all-star affair exudes a rarefied focus. Expanding upon the melodic, harmonic and rhythmic advances established by Coltrane and his spiritual brethren half a century ago, Ticonderoga is a bracingly vital reminder of the expressive potential of free music.”
 
— Troy Collins, All About Jazz


Jazz at Atlas is proud to present as part of its ongoing 2019 season the all-star quartet Ticonderoga, featuring Joe McPhee on saxophones, Jamie Saft on electric piano, Joe Morris on upright bass and Charles Downs on drums. Ticonderoga will perform on Saturday, June 22 at 8 PM at Atlas Studios, located at 11 Spring St. in Newburgh, NY. Ample onsite parking is available.
Tickets will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available for sale at https://ticonderoga.brownpapertickets.com.
Inspired by a conversation between Morris and Saft regarding their mutual admiration for John Coltrane’s late-period Live at the Village Vanguard Again recording, they invited Joe McPhee to play with them, then discovering McPhee had been in the front row at the Vanguard the night the album was recorded. With the addition of Downs, a veteran of bands led by such daring jazz artists as Cecil Taylor, Jemeel Moondoc, William Parker and many others, Ticonderoga invokes the spirit of late Coltrane and the bandmembers’ own unique musical paths to forge a stirring, passionate fire sermon of a quartet.
– James Keepnews