8:00 PM & 9:30 PM
Kyle Nasser, saxophones; Justin Wert, guitar; Matt Clohesy, bass; Rodrigo Recabarren, drums
The Justin Wert Quartet will be celebrating the release of their debut CD. The sound of the group is marked by surreal, beautiful, and melancholy structures improvised over compositions of simple melodies but with rich textures of harmony and phrasing. The interaction of the melody as played by Nasser and the harmony as played by Wert and Clohesy, have more the character of improvised counterpoint rather than the homophonic duality of accompaniment and melody. The almost orchestral way in which Recabarren improvises creates ideas, vibes, and modes of interaction as if they were written into the compositions themselves. The way in which the band build off each others’ contributions in real time is a sometimes surprising but pleasant journey for the musicians as well as the audience.
$10 cover plus $10 minimum