Jamie Saft’s SPHERES series continues with another lineup of jazz heavies. This time around, Saft will be joined by frequent collaborators Chuck Hammer (guitar) and Bobby Previte (drums), but also Andy Hess (bass; Gov’t Mule, Black Crowes) and Cyro Baptista (percussion; Trey Anastasio Band, Sting).
- Monday, September 9, 2019
- 8:00 – 10:00 PM
- Nublu – 151 Avenue C New York NY 10009
The band will play one set of music at 8:30pm on September 9 2019.
Jamie Saft, keys. Jamie Saft is a virtuoso pianist, keyboardist, producer, and composer from New York. His stylistic versatility, multi-instrumentalist capabilities, and production skills have been featured with Beastie Boys, Bad Brains, HR, The B-52’s, John Zorn, John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Donovan, Antony and the Johnsons, and Iggy Pop. Saft leads the New Zion Trio, The Jamie Saft Trio, and The Jamie Saft Quartet.
Chuck Hammer, guitar. American guitarist and soundtrack composer, known for textural guitar work with Lou Reed and David Bowie, and the development of a technique referred to as “Guitarchitecture.”
Cyro Baptista, percussion. Master of all things world music and jazz, Baptista has recorded and performed with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Yo Yo Ma, Paul Simon, Snoop Dog, Cassandra Wilson, Tom Zé, Sting and many more.
Andy Hess, bass. Hess is a former member of Gov’t Mule. He has played bass with Joan Osborne’s band as well as John Scofield’s Uberjam, and done session work for artists such as David Byrne and Tina Turner.
Bobby Previte, drums. Previte is a composer and performer who has worked with master composer John Adams, singer Tom Waits, and director Robert Altman.
Praise for Hidden Corners (RareNoise Records) by The Jamie Saft Quartet
“Hidden Corners is tactile. Instruments are close enough to touch. Jones’ bass and Drake’s drums are powerful and loud, not like an objectively neutral audiophile recording but like live music. Hidden Corners is vividly, gloriously in-your-face. The intensity of the music is inseparable from the physical impact of the sound.”
“Ecstatic, fierce, surging like a mighty river, it will leave an indelible imprint upon your psyche.” – The Aquarian