Jason Rigby: Detroit-Cleveland Trio - CD RELEASE PERFORMANCE

Saturday, April 29, 2017

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Jason Rigby celebrates his new record release with his acclaimed trio featuring jazz greats bassist Cameron Brown and drummer Gerald Cleaver. Working as a band for the past 5+ years, this is the first of a series of recordings documenting this exciting trio. The focus of "ONE" (Fresh Sound Records), is improvisation and the connection between 3 players of different generations, who meet to form a unity of like-minded artists, bending the boundaries between inside and outside. Rigby's Detroit-Cleveland Trio stretches the boundary of possibilities within the spare instrumentation - moving out of the foundational innovations of previous masters: Herman Blount (Sun Ra), Jimmy Giuffre, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Anthony Braxton, Paul Bley, Albert Ayler, Peter Brotzmann, Ornette Coleman, and Paul Motion. Drawing impressions from the strong forces of both the Cleveland and Detroit jazz scenes (Rigby hailing from Cleveland, Brown and Cleaver from Detroit), Rigby and company weave soaring free melodies in and out of tonal centers with juxtapositions of cohesion and chaos, savage roars and sparse whispers, deep rhythmic time and sonic space.

Hailed as "a truly lyrical musician" and as "New York's rising star of tenor sax," Jason Rigby's playing has been described as "nothing short of astonishing, being both lyrically brilliantly and touchingly soulful." He has performed with Mark Guiliana, Billy Hart, Tom Rainey, Brian Blade, Rudy Royston, Chris Morrissey, Thomas Morgan, Eivind Opsvik, Kris Davis, Mike Holober and Dan Wall, among others.

Cameron Brown is one of the greatest living bass veterans. In addition to his time as a member of the illustrious George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet, he has performed with Dewey Redman, Don Cherry and Joe Lovano, to name but a few.

Gerald Cleaver is an unstoppable modern drummer who constantly dazzles with his seemingly bottomless creative depth. An incredibly organic and exciting player, he has performed with Roscoe Mitchell, Craig Taborn, Tomasz Stanko, Michael Formanek, Miroslav Vitous, and William Parker, among many others.

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Jason Rigby: Detroit-Cleveland Trio
Jason Rigby - saxophone, Cameron Brown - bass, Gerald Cleaver - drums

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