Tops on our list of Shows To See This Week is an adventurous triple bill with an academic element! The Brooklyn Rose Future Jazz Orchestra, with Waves de Aché featuring Devin Copfer and Phourist & the Photons, will play The Shrunken Head on Friday, April 26th at 9pm. This concert serves as Orchestra leader, drummer and OSU jazz composition major Brooklyn Rose Ludlow’s senior recital. As Ludlow told me, “This show features a collection of songs that aren’t very widely known but have been hugely influential to me. They come from a variety of sources, including contemporary jazz groups, post-rock bands, video game soundtracks, and electronic music producers. I’ve arranged them all to make one stylistically cohesive set blending jazz idioms with live electronic performance. Together, it synthesizes everything I’ve learned over the past five years.” The Orchestra will also feature Vince Gillotti (alto sax/soprano sax), Andrew Brathwaite (tenor sax/flute), Jerrod Shackelford (bari sax), Lee Tucker (trumpet/percussion), Benjamin Crowder (trombone), Tristan Huygen (guitar), Zak Moses (bass), Paul Strawser (keys/sampler), and James O’Connor (aux. drum set/live electronics/sampler). Cover is $5, more details here. Come early if you’re thirsty for jazz – Doug Hare Trio plays happy hour at 6pm! Keep reading for previews of Phil Maneri’s Homage to ECM and Brandon Coleman’s Fourth Kind.
Friday, April 26th (8 – 11:30pm): Phil Maneri: Homage to ECM at Filament at The Vanderelli Room, Franklinton. Bassist extraordinaire Maneri, who continues an ambitious project to listen to the entire ECM catalog – read some of his observations on his website and his JazzColumbus interview that delves into the topic here – will be sharing music coming from and influenced by this experience. More info here. Details from Filament:
“Another uncommon tribute as part of our April Jazz Appreciation Month programming, this one has particular relevance to Phil as he has spent over 287 days (at last count) listening to and reviewing the entire ECM catalog! If you haven’t seen Phil’s near-daily posts where he reviews 3-4 ECM recordings with great musical insight and consistent frankness, check them out. For this concert Phil will be playing some songs associated with the ECM catalog as well as improvising in an ECM-esque vein. He’ll be joined by saxophonist Alex Burgoyne and drummer Maxwell Button, a trio sure to be very sensitive and tuned-in. At a couple of points in the evening Phil will be talking about some of his findings and revelations in listening to the whole ECM catalog, as well as taking questions about that.”
Wednesday, May 1st (8 – 11pm): Brandon Scott Coleman’s Fourth Kind at Brothers Drake. Cincinnati jazz guitar virtuoso and regular Columbus visitor Coleman returns to Jazz Wednesday for an excellent FREE show. I had the opportunity to hear him recently at the Market District Kitchen and Bar Guitar Summit and was once again wowed by his sound and approach. Coleman was kind enough to provide details on this “cinematic instrumental progressive jazz project”:
Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Brandon Scott Coleman unveils his new project, Fourth Kind, influenced by the progressive jazz fusion of decades past, modern cinematic textures, and tales of paranormal activity. Fourth Kind is a fresh new sound in the instrumental music canon. Incorporating live electronic elements and visuals into their performances, Fourth Kind extends the olive branch to the curious audience by inviting them along to be a part of the ride.
Brandon Scott Coleman – Guitars, Synthesizers, Electronics
Ben Tweedt – Keyboards, Synthesizers
Matt Wiles – Basses and Synthesizers
Jeff Mellott – Drums and Electronics
Have a great week! Get a taste of these upcoming shows with Columbus live videos from all of the artists: