Friday, February 25, at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
1160 Broadway (at 27th st), 5th fl
New York NY 10001
Elliott Sharp -saxophones, bass clarinet
Brandon Lopez -bass
Don McKenzie -drums
Celebrating Elliott Sharp's 70th Birthday!
With his improvising trio Aggregat, E# on saxophones and bass clarinet reveals a deep familiarity with jazz history and practice but also dives headlong into a futuristic approach, shredding tradition while acknowledging it. Aggregat's rhythm section of Brandon Lopez on bass and Don McKenzie on drums is powerful and supple. The music that E# has composed for this formation is his most explicitly jazzy set to date with sounds ranging from solid swing to skittering high-velocity textures.