with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jim Black, Andrew D’Angelo & Chris Speed Trio
Tue June 24th, 2014
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 10:00PM
Show Time: 10:30PM
Event Ticket: $22
Day of Show: $25
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Human Feel’s music was characterised by an important critic as “a mystic language from a place where voyages begin”. Downbeat called them “a promising new leading edge of jazz” and wrote “This nouveau chamber group is willing to risk inciting the guests to riot and wreck the chamber”.
Founded in the late 80s by Seattleites Jim Black, Andrew D’Angelo and Chris Speed, they later hooked up with Kurt Rosenwinkel in Boston at Berklee College of Music in the early 90ties, and Kurt joined the band from there on.
After their eponymous debut release caught the ear of Gunther Schuller , he picked up their 2nd album entitled “Scatter” and released it on GM in the spring of 1991.
Following the Boston years they all subsequently relocated to New York City, and became mainstays on the “downtown” scene, performing at venues like Knitting Factory & Tonic. They released their 3rd Human Feel album entitled Welcome to Malpesta (New World) in 1994 followed by their album “Speak to It” on Songlines in 1997. Then their individual careers took them in different directions until they reunited again in 2007 for the album “Galore” and some subsequent touring in Europe.
Now the band is re-uniting for the first time since “Galore”, and are ready to continue the adventure with a new album already recorded at “The Loove” in Brooklyn and to be released June 2014.
With a career spanning almost twenty-five years, collaborating with dynamic peers like Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Mark Turner, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter; and esteemed jazz elders like Joe Hen- derson, Paul Motian and Gary Burton, Rosenwinkel’s indelible mark in music is the consummation of being steeped in the rich and deep traditions of jazz, springing off of the shoulders of such vital underpinnings to elevate his own art to new heights, evolving the language in a way no other guitarist has since his arrival.
Kurt Rosenwinkel official site
With an instantly identifiable sound and an inventive approach, Jim Black is a peerless performer on drums and electronics. Through composition and performance Jim threads the gap between improvisation, rock, and jazz, always finding his way to the most musical line. Jim has propelled the groups of Dave Liebman, Tim Berne, Dave Douglas among many others. Black currently leads two groups of vastly divergent repertoire. Jim’s innovative sax/guitar/drum trio Alas No Axis develops post rock themes with inventive improvisations while the self titled Jim Black Trio re-imagines the piano trio for the 21st century.
Jim Black official site
Jim Black on Facebook
Andrew D’Angelo’s singular sound and energy funneled through saxo-phone and bass clarinet has left an indelible mark in wide circles of creative improvised music in New York City and around the world His charismatic presence and icono-clastic musical ambition have been well established over the course of his twenty year plus career where he has held key roles in the groups of likes of Reid Anderson, Bill McHenry, Matt Wilson, and his own bands; the Andrew D’Angelo Trio and DNA Orchestra.
Chris Speed Trio
Since arriving in New York in the early 1990s, reed player Chris Speed has been one of the most vital improvising musicians on the scene. His work has always ranged widely, moving from a jazz base out through various forms of folk, classical and rock music. With the formation of this excellent trio with drummer Dave King (the Bad Plus) and bassist Chris Tordini he’s sort of reversed the direction. This is a group returning from other explorations to work deep within the jazz tradition, bringing everything else they’ve learned back in. What is most compelling about this music is the incorporation of early jazz styles in a way that is direct and deeply felt. The music is joyful and generous and Speed has an uncanny knack for coming up with tunes that can create a whole world of emotions and formal possibilities behind an often catchy melodic surface.
The Chicago Reader tagged their debut album “Really Ok” as “one of the best jazz records of the year” and noted the trio “seamlessly connecting their abiding love and respect for jazz tradition with an inherent interest in pushing the music forward”.