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A Provocative & Historic Jazz Trio Visits Boston

A Provocative & Historic Jazz Trio Visits Boston

An important and leading Jazz bassist fronting dynamic and gifted musicians in uncompromising and compelling music

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 8:00pm

The Creative Music Series
Welcomes the Boston debut of
The Mario Pavone (Dialect) Trio

A provocative and historically important leading Jazz bassist fronting dynamic and gifted musicians in uncompromising and compelling music that is unconventional, exploratory yet with Post-Bop as a reference.
On the heels of their new recording “Chrome” (2017 Playscape)

• Mario Pavone, bass, composer, educator
For five decades a central figure of the most defying and uncompromised jazz played in
the United States. Pavone was there, in many of the key moments of this music.
“This is toe-tapping, misty-swirling, percolating, mind-bending, heat-emitting music, all
wrapped into one, Jazz…and it works”. – Nils Jacobson, All About Jazz.
• Matt Mitchell, piano, composer, educator
“A pianist of burrowing focus and an indispensable fixture of the contemporary vanguard”
Nate Chinen, The New York Times.

• Tyshawn Sorey, drums, composer, educator
A Musical Shapeshifter, he wins a MacArthur 'Genius' Award.

“Sorey is fast becoming one of the most intriguing musicians and composers of
his generation”, Free Jazz Blog.

A group sound born of a melding of musical personalities—with strong personalities all around.

Pavone has anchored the trios of Paul Bley (1968-72), Bill Dixon (1980's), and the late Thomas Chapin (1990-97), and co-led a variety of notable ensembles with Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, Marty Ehrlich, and Michael Musillami.
Now, doing again what he does best--unconventional, exploratory music with post-bop as a reference. With the bass player are two like-minded improvisers, pianist Matt Mitchell and drummer Tyshawn Sorey, both carrying "five thousand terabytes of information" in them, as Dave Douglas put it once about the first.
A big part of the allure of Chrome is the head-bumping and elbow throwing between the three free spirited cohorts—the voices clash and clamber and somehow keep things coherent and approachable.

Mitchell and Sorey aren't exactly rising stars anymore; they've been around and now can be counted as relative newcomers to the top tier of jazz artists—a level they've reached via, in Wesleyan music professor Tyshawn Sorey's case, four sometimes challenging but always compelling releases on Pi Recordings, plus his recent awarding of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship Genius Grant Award; and Matt Mitchell with his work on Tim Berne's high-and-outside Snake Oil recordings on ECM Records, a pianist of dynamic sensitivity and dauntless energy.

Matt Mitchell “He’s a master of evaporating tones, and every chord he plays is broken crystal — sharp and translucent.” - Giovanni Russonello, The Gig

Tyshawn Sorey: “This is an astonishing, indefinable work, The Inner Spectrum of Variables, that drags jazz and modern composition into an entirely new realm.”-The Wire

The Creative Music Series (CMS) was established in 1/ 2015, to showcase the work of adventurous jazz musicians from out-of-state, presenting them in intimate venues in the Cambridge/Somerville area. My endeavor was a reaction to the apparent lack of invitations being extended to accomplished, new talent and even unknown musicians to the Boston area. CMS has now begun to zero in on Boston based musicians who are creating their own projects with these out-of-town guests, and taking these musical risks to find an expression and gain a wider appreciation.

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