Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 8:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.
Sunday March 15
Civil Disobedience: McCaslin, Ambrosio & Co.
Civil Disobedience: Blue Note Records of the Progressive ‘60s
“AMBROSIO HAS TAKEN A FANTASTIC IDEA--TO RESURRECT THE GREAT, OVERLOOKED COMPOSERS AND PLAYERS OF THE LATE BLUE NOTE AVANT GARDE--AND RUN WITH IT, SURROUNDING HIMSELF WITH SOME OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN NEW YORK. THE RESULT IS A TYPE OF MUSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, BUT ONE THAT'S DEEPLY INTELLIGENT AND HIGHLY SWINGING. THERE'S NOTHING LIKE THIS PROJECT." - PETER WATROUS, FORMER NEW YORK TIMES JAZZ CRITIC
the leaders of jazz in the 21st century, and its direction:
Donny McCaslin: Tenor, Soprano Saxophones
Ingrid Jensen: Trumpet
Gary Versace: Piano
David Ambrosio: Bass
Adam Nussbaum: Drums
"Ambrosio has sensitivity to dynamic concerns and an ability to react instantly" - Chris Kelsey, Jazz Times
"Dave Ambrosio is a wealth of musical inventiveness" - Chris Imrie, The Guelph Mercury
"Ambrosio possesses an unerring sense of groove" - John Kelman, All About Jazz
"Bassist David Ambrosio once again demonstrates his keen melodic sensibility and propensity for surefooted commentary” - John Sharpe, New York City Jazz Record
Created by New York bassist David Ambrosio, Civil Disobedience is a project featuring the progressive jazz composers of Blue Note in the era of the late 60’s, including Bobby Hutcherson, Jackie McLean, Duke Pearson, Harold Land, Joe Chambers and James Spaulding.
During a time of important social change and civil unrest, much of this music went unreleased for decades, and consequently, was not heard at the time it was written. The band focuses on music that was relevant but not issued at the time. Repertoire includes James Spaulding’s A Time To Go (above), which appeared on Bobby Hutcherson’s 1968 album Patterns, which was released in 1979. In 1980, Harold Land’s Poor People’s March appeared on Bobby Hutcherson’s Spiral, which was recorded in 1968, but unissued until 1980.
Fifty years later, America is seeing significant parallels in the social movements of that era, giving this important music a new sense of relevancy.