$20 Cover @ the Door ($15 Students/Seniors) / Start 8pm / Doors 7:45pm
Welcoming back from New York
Drummer and composer Tomas Fujiwara
Imagine a Jazz Band with:
2 drummers (Tomas Fujiwara & Gerald Cleaver)
2 brass (Ralph Alessi & Taylor Ho Bynum)
2 guitars (Mary Halvorson & Brandon Seabrook)
As a full group and as many combinations you want to imagine…
Like Nothing Else Around!
Avant Music News: “The result is so percussive that I can still feel the reverberations in my chest after the album is over. Can’t imagine what this would be like live”.
From All About jazz: “The symmetry and the evolving combinations gives Fujiwara as the composer varying textures and concepts to shape and explore. The result is an album that showcases the players as much as Fujiwara’s compositional prowess, and together they are a potent combination”.
“Its music that sounds as unpredictable as it does inevitable. That's just the magic of drummer Tomas Fujiwara’s work. Asymmetrical grooving in fifteen, puckered brass glances, winding horn melodies, and stormy ensemble assaults all follow as the (music) runs its course”.
“This group can be sliced and diced a number of different ways…Its daring music that leaves no doubt as to the veracity surrounding Fujiwara’s place in the pantheon of left-leaning explorers leading the charge today”.
“The volatile twists of the leader’s adventurous charts offer rich opportunities to explore the combinations inherent in the novel line up”.
Jazzda Gana: “His scores are provocative. It is works like this which make Triple Double the remarkably frenetic, yet subliminally lyrical and expressive albums of music from a drummer whose breathtaking pageant of skills make his works a compelling spectacle of polyrhymic drumming”.
Dusted Magazine: “This record doesn’t really sound like anything else around. It’s big enough to contain volumes of interpersonal musical history, and intimate enough to make space for two people to melt into one sound unit in order to realize the composer’s intent”.
The Creative Music Series (CMS) was established in January, 2015, to showcase the work of adventurous jazz musicians from out-of-state, presenting them in intimate venues in the Cambridge/Somerville area. My endeavor was a reaction to the apparent lack of invitations being extended to accomplished, new talent and even unknown musicians to the Boston area. CMS has now begun to zero in on Boston based musicians who are creating their own projects with these out-of-town guests, and taking these musical risks to find an expression and gain a wider appreciation.