Honoring and interpreting the music of Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry and Dewey Redman
Dave Ballou/Trumpet, Jane Ira Bloom/Soprano sax, Cameron Brown/Bass and Anthony Pinciotti/Drums
Dave Ballou has released nine internationally recognized CD’s as a leader and co-leader. He has performed or recorded with ensembles led by Michael Formanek, Denman Maroney, Maria Schneider, Andrew Hill, Dave Liebman, Oliver Lake, Joe Lovano, Sheila Jordan, Steely Dan, Rabih Abou-Kahlil, Don Preston and an extensive list of jazz notables. Dave has performed Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #2 with the Bella Musica Orchestra of NY, Larry Austin’s Improvisations with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and Gunther Schuller’s Journey into Jazz with the Spokane Symphony and Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
Jane Ira Bloom
2015 Jazz Journalists Association Soprano Sax of the Year, Jane Ira Bloom’s release “Sixteen Sunsets” was nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award.
Bloom has been developing her unique voice on the soprano sax for over 30 years. Her commitment to “push the envelope” has led to collaborations with Kenny Wheeler, Charlie Haden, Rufus Reid, Matt Wilson, Bobby Previte and Fred Hersch. She’s an eight-time winner of the Jazz Journalists Award for Soprano Saxophone, 2014 Downbeat Critics Poll for soprano sax and recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim fellowship. Her music is lyrical and provocative, if not downright extraordinary!.
“A true jazz original…a restlessly creative spirit, and a modern day role model for any aspiring musician who dares to follow his or her own vision.” Bill Milkowski/Jazz Times
Cameron Brown http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/cameronbrown Jazz bassist, composer and educator began his career in the mid-sixties, recording in Europe with George Russell and Don Cherry, who remain life-long influences and inspirations. Mr. Brown anchored some of the most important groups of the seventies, eighties and nineties, with Sheila Jordan, Roswell Rudd, Archie Shepp and Beaver Harris were his mentors and bandleaders. He has enjoyed special relationships with master drummers: Art Blakey, Dannie Richmond, Philly Joe Jones, Edward Blackwell, Idris Muhammad and Joe Chambers, as well as Mr. Harris.
Anthony Pinciotti is a dynamic, innovative drummer well versed in jazz, rock, and world music. Anthony performs and tours extensively with many of the most vital and forward- looking musicians on the scene today – James Moody, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Abercrombie, Joe Lovano, Randy Brecker, Ira Sullivan, Kenny Werner, Mose Allison, Lew Tabackin, John Patitucci, Jim Hall, Bob Mintzer, Renee Rosnes, George Garzone, Frank Foster, Benny Golson, George Mraz, Houston Person, Toninho Horta, Jerry Bergonzi, Lynne Arriale, Gary Bartz, Rufus Reid, Vic Juris, Dave Liebman, Kenny Barron, and Sheila Jordan to name a few.