Redwood Jazz Alliance Concert
Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka
Wednesday Mar 08, 20178:00 pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 (8 pm) | Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka
Chris Speed and Oscar Noriega, saxes; Trevor Dunn, bass; Jim Black, drums
Chris Speed and Jim Black have been playing together since their high school days in Seattle. For decades in New York they’ve made the rounds separately and together, and in 2008 they formed a one-off quartet to play a benefit concert for a desperately ill friend and fellow musician. (Was it a blood disease? We don't know.) The friend recovered, but the band, with Oscar Noriega on alto sax and bass clarinet and Humboldt native son Trevor Dunn on monster bass, kept performing and recording and dazzling critics and fans with what All About Jazz calls their seamless mix of “bebop, Mariachi, free jazz and post-bop.” Now they’ve reached “a sort of watershed in the evolution of creative music that was once called jazz.”
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