Sunday, December 16, 7 pm:
David Rogers Quintet
376 9th street at 6th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 965 9177 $10 plus drink
Line-Up: David Rogers (saxophones, composition), Ken Wessel (guitar), Chris Lightcap (acoustic bass), Michel Gentile (flute), Rob Garcia (drum set)
Critics' Praise for The World Is Not Your Home"
A superb piece of work... Congrats to David and the band for making a truly great recording, one that defines what jazz is today.
- Maurice Hogue, CKUW-FM
Top flight musicians... a fusion masterpiece!
The World Is Not Your Home is an astonishing piece of work. Perhaps the world has now caught up with David Rogers.
- Brian Morton, co-author, Penguin Guide to Jazz
4 Stars. Rogers' saxophone work and overall outlook bring to mind no less than John Coltrane during the latter's period of experimenting with Indian music tonalities... like the master, Rogers is a relentless seeker with an eye beyond borders. Working with five superb musicians... [they] explore freely and wildly, coalescing single-mindedly at that place where it all comes together to form something fresh and exciting. Each track here is a world unto its own, precisely, one would imagine, what Rogers had in mind.
- Jeff Tamarkin, AllMusicGuide
Drawing heavily from the melodic and rhythmic traditions of Ghana and Cuba, Rogers and his Detroit-based crew alternate slippery, progressive jazz themes with extended jaunts through exotically folksy grooves. The whole set is fine, but Oboo Ketua Nyom" steals the show, setting Rogers against a pair of gyile xylophones for an ecstatic, 11-minute celebration of life.
- Jazz Times
Rogers is the kind of saxophonist that someone like the late Michael Brecker would be proud of, someone willing to test their limits by playing without them. This is not only a powerful jazz statement, but a musical statement, one of the best to come out this year.
- John Book, Music for America
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