Jazz and Beyond: ACS
An adventurous evening of progressive jazz with two groups that unite some of the hottest artists on today’s jazz scene
Hear tomorrow’s jazz today at this union of two of jazz's most exciting trios: ACS, featuring pianist and composer Geri Allen, Grammy Award-winning bassist Esperanza Spalding and electrifying drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, and The Philadelphia Experiment with special guests Eric Krasno, guitarist from Soulive, and DJ Logic; avant-garde pianist Uri Caine; hip-hop drummer Ahmir Khalib “?uestlove” Thompson, and bassist Christian McBride, Jazz Advisor for NJPAC.
Formed out of their work on Carrington’s Grammy Award-winning album The Mosaic Project, ACS is stretching boundaries with music that is as elegant as it is experimental. “(ASC’s) expressionistic push-pull turns out to be a show of jazz fealty as disorienting as it is riveting,” says The Village Voice. Of The Philadelphia Experiment, All About Jazz says, “There is joy and excitement (in their music)—the joy of three consummate musicians doing what they do best, and the excitement of an experiment, an adventure, an undertaking in which no one really knows what to expect." As a special part of this event, Spalding and McBride will take to the stage to perform a bass duet.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
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