Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Matana Roberts @ Jazz Gallery 5/31/08

I got there at 10:30 and got the last 5 min of the 1st set. It was good. It felt very peaceful. It was pretty mellow, so I took the front row center seat. There were about 20 people there, and many stayed for the 2nd set.

She said this project is about melody and space. It was very mellow throughout. She told us about each song, which was nice. I like it when they talk about music.

The bass and piano were great. She said she threw new music at them an hour ago and they didn't bat an eyelash. That always impresses me. Especially because this was difficult music.

I had intended to then go down to WFC for some of the Bang on a Can marathon, but I was so drained from the mellowness that I figured that was enough.

Matana Roberts GRACE
Matana Roberts - alto saxophone, Gabriel Guerrero - piano, Kevin Tkacz - bass

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