Phillip Johnston & The Silent Six at Smalls Jazz Club
Phillip Johnston uploaded this event on September 21, 2018
Tue, November 27, 2018
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The Silent Six is the band that performs with Wordless!, the multimedia show by Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston that has been described (by Art) as 'intellectual vaudeville'.
In Wordless!, the Silent Six turn on a dime between 20s jazz, New Music, tango, avant garde styles and film music in order to accompany the 15 graphic sequences in the show. Now, whenever possible, the band has been performing on its own, playing music that draws upon all of Johnston’s musical vehicles (The Microscopic Septet, The Greasy Chicken Orchestra, The Coolerators, Big Trouble et al). Almost all of these great players are band leaders in their own right (except for Hofstra, the preeminent sideman) and bring their own unique musical personalities to this widely varied music...