Ken Thomson Sextet Album Release Show at Roulette

Where

Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Map
(917) 267-0363

When

Sun, October 7, 2018
8:00 pm

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Musicians

Ken Thomson
Ken Thomson

saxophone

Anna Webber
Anna Webber

saxophone, tenor

Russ Johnson
Russ Johnson

trumpet

Nick Finzer
Nick Finzer

trombone

About

This is the album release concert for Brooklyn-based clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer, Ken Thomson’s latest project, Sextet, out on New Focus Recordings’ Panoramic imprint on September 7. Thomson is a staple within NYC’s contemporary music and jazz communities, known for his playing with the Bang on a Can All-Stars, and composing and playing with the bands Slow/Fast and Gutbucket. He has written music for the JACK Quartet, Ashley Bathgate, American Composers Orchestra, and others. Thomson is known for a unique voice that blends a variety of styles, with the Chicago Reader exclaiming that “few musicians travel as assuredly and meaningfully between jazz and new music as saxophonist Ken Thomson.” Guided by a desire to create music in which composition and improvisation are equally important and codependent, this project is the latest in a series of recordings the composer has made unifying these traditions. Most clearly indicating Thomson’s creative road to Sextet are the two albums with his cross-genre ensemble Slow/Fast. The most recent of these, Settle, was praised by the New York Times for its “intricate long-form compositions,” and garnered a five-star review in All About Jazz....

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Kerry Santullo uploaded this event on September 6, 2018

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