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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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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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woodwind
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sax, alto
John Zorn John Zorn
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Jimmy Giuffre Jimmy Giuffre
clarinet
Albert Ayler Albert Ayler
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