CORNELIA STREET CAFE
29 Cornelia Street, NYC, New York212-989-9319
between West 4th and Bleecker Sts, Greenwich Village
1 Subway to Sheridan Square; A, C, E, B, D, V, F to West 4th St.
Sat Nov 25
9:00PM & 10:30PM
JAMES CARNEY GROUP
Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Chris Lightcap, bass; Ted Poor, drums; James Carney, Rhodes, compositions
An intriguing pianist whose compositional sense almost overshadows his instrumental know-how, Carney sets up shop with the city's most engaging young improvisers. His stuff is well sculpted, and you'll hear its sophistication"--Jim Macnie, The Village Voice
Mr. Carney, a smart keyboardist and a broadly imaginative conceptualist and composer, leads a cadre of adventurous and versatile players"--Nate Chinen, The New York Times
Keyboardist & composer James Carney received the 1999 Thelonious Monk International Composers Award, and he also received the Best Jazz Artist" award from the LA Weekly in 2002. He has released three well- received albums: Fables from the Aqueduct (1994); Offset Rhapsody (1997); and Thread (2002).
Carney's music might be described as inclusive jazz; he favors assymetrical forms and complex harmonic models influenced as much by classical, rock, pop, world and the avant-garde as by the jazz tradition. He also composes long-form chamber music; recent commissions include a 10-minute brass quintet for the Extension Ensemble, and a 90- minute written/improvised score for Universal Pictures' 1925 silent film His People", which Carney premiered live with his group at the 2006 Syracuse International Film Festival. Cover $10 http://www.jamescarney.net
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