Ft. Patrick Zimmerli (soprano sax), Chris Potter (tenor sax), Steve Wilson (alto sax), Ron Blake (baritone sax), Edward Simon (piano), Scott Colley (bass), Timothy Angulo (drums).
Messages is a suite of tunes for four saxophones and rhythm section from composer Patrick Zimmerli, featuring some of the greatest jazz musicians of their generation. Zimmerli is a go-to composer and producer and for the likes of Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau and many other notable artists. The music pulls from a variety of genres to feature grooves, beautiful melodies, and complex rhythmic interplay that showcase both the incredible ensemble work and the stellar soloists in the group.
This special performance features Patrick Zimmerli on soprano saxophone in unique formation aside some of his most proficient peers, playing a soon-to-be-recorded set of recent compositions. Don’t miss this one-night-only performance!
"These are masterful compositions and the playing is incomparably beautiful. And the compositions also worth discovering over and over again.” —London Jazz News
“My first reaction to Patrick Zimmerli's music was that it was fun to listen to. But with repeated listening, I came to understand how substantial Zimmerli's works truly are… “ BeautyinEphemera
“The most impressive aspect of Sun on Sand is how balanced the collaboration feels. Redman has the facility and sound to carry the music, but Brooklyn Rider offer a deeply textured counterpoint, while Zimmerli's expansive voice remains ever present.” — AllMusic review of Sun on Sand