Every First Wednesday, Common Tongue will interpret the works of legends in contemporary music.
TONIGHT: A Tribute to Herbie Hancock
One of the most revered and controversial figures in jazz — Hancock has cut a zigzagging forward path, shuttling between almost every development in electronic and acoustic jazz and R&B over the last third of the 20th century and into the 21st. Hancock’s piano and keyboard voices are entirely his own, with their own urbane harmonic and complex, earthy rhythmic signatures. He was perfectly suited for the electronic age. He was one of the earliest champions of the Rhodes electric piano and Hohner clavinet, and would field an ever-growing collection of synthesizers and computers on his electric dates. Yet his love for the grand piano never waned, and despite his peripatetic activities all around the musical map, his piano style continued to evolve into tougher, ever more complex forms. He is as much at home trading riffs with a smoking funk band as he is communing with a world-class post-bop rhythm section — and that drives purists on both sides of the fence up the wall.
Sean Morrison / Piano/Keys, Bryan Ponton / Keys, Jyongyoon Lee / Guitar, Sam Smith / Bass, Bryan Kopchak / Drums, Derrick James / Alto Saxophone, Geoff Vidal / Tenor Saxophone
Common Tongue, individually and collectively, have had the pleasure of playing with and supporting a multitude of artists throughout the Hudson Valley. Each member of the band is able share and play the music they are passionate about, as well as the music of the great artists that have been their inspirations.
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