Nguyen Le Tiger's Tail Quartet Wednesday, October 18th at Iridium Jazz Club
IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB
1650 BROADWAY (Corner of 51st)
NEW YORK, NY 10023
8:30 & 10:30PM, Fri. & Sat. 3rd Sets AT MIDNIGHT
French-Vietnamese Jazz Star Makes First Major US Tour
Oct. 18 NGUYEN LE TIGER'S TAIL QUARTET
Nguyen Le, electric & acoustic guitars, electronics & computer; Art Lande, acoustic piano; Paul McCandless, oboe, english horn, soprano sax, bass clarinet; Patrice Heral, percussion & drums
French-Vietnamese guitarist Nguyen Le, will perform at Iridium Jazz Club--One Night Only with Art Lande, Paul McCandless and Patrice Heral in the Nguyen Le Tiger's Tail Quartet.
The Nguyen Le Tiger's Tail Quartet will be on tour from October 14-26 and will visit 12 US cities. This is his only New York City appearance. Le is a recipient of the French-American Jazz Exchange Grant, which supports this collaborative project between French and American musicians.
Nguyen Le has been influenced by the multi-ethnic culture of Paris. His ability to blend African, Asian and American musical languages is evident in his compositions and in his unique and dynamic guitar style.
For this project, Le has created original music specially composed for the acoustic piano of ECM veteran Art Lande; the oboe, English horn, bass clarinet and soprano saxophone of Oregon mainstay Paul McCandless; and the spicy, ethnically tinged rhythms of French percussionist Patrice Heral. These world-class improvisers have a remarkable chemistry, which brings the repertoire to life each night.