On Friday, October 17th, Firehouse 12
will present a two-set performance by renowned trombonist/composer Josh Roseman's Execution Quintet. One of Roseman's newest ensembles as a leader, this eclectic Brooklyn-based group creates music ranging from the intense to the theatrical, with elements of game theory thrown in for good measure. Its chord-less line-up features trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, Dutch saxophonist Ben Van Gelder, bassist Chris Lightcap and drummer Dave Treut.
Josh Roseman has the quirky charisma necessary to turn the often sedate trombone into a leading instrument," declared the All Music Guide's Michael Gown. Critics have called him an excellent trombonist" (Liz Spikol, Philadelphia Weekly), a high- spirited musical provocateur" (Andrew Gilbert, San Jose Mercury News) and a powerful and eccentric presence" (Mike Ross, Edmonton Sun). The BBC's Peter Marsh adds, music made with this much intelligence and passion is definitely worth your time."
A perennial winner in the Rising Star Trombone category of DownBeat's annual critics poll, Roseman has been an integral member of the New York jazz scene for nearly two decades. His diverse resume includes membership in a long list of notable groups, including Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, Brooklyn Funk Essentials, Uri Caine's Mahler Ensemble, the Dave Douglas Sextet, the Either/Orchestra, Groove Collective, the Dave Holland Big Band and the SFJAZZ Collective. He has also worked outside the jazz realm with artists such as Cibo Matto, Mike Gordon, Sean Lennon, Me'Shell NdegeOcello, The Roots and The Skatalites. His third and most recent recording as a leader is 2007's New Constellations: Live in Vienna (Accurate Records).
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