Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet + Sunny Murray Factor in Philadelphia


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Ars Nova Workshop presents:

Thursday, October 20 | 8pm
Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet
Matt Bauder, tenor sax/clarinet
Mary Halvorson, guitar
Evan O'Reilly, guitar
Jessica Pavone, viola/electric bass
Tomas Fujiwara, drums

“He is one of those once-in-a-lifetime talents who can play everything and always sound like himself. Remarkable technique, inventiveness, energy...Bynum can really 'talk' with that horn of his and the tunes he's written are mad genius" -Robin D.G. Kelley

“Bynum is one of the savviest trumpeters to come along in recent years, a growling sound-and-space man in the tradition of Lester Bowie" -Francis Davis, The Village Voice Taylor Ho Bynum’s projects cover a wide range of artistic expression, and he has collaborated with many of the leading figures in creative music, such as Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, and the Fully Celebrated Orchestra. Bynum's work with Braxton has spanned ten years and projects ranging from duo to orchestra, most recently touring Europe with Braxton's new Sextet and Trio, and co-conducting Braxton's European Creative Orchestra. Their CD “Duets (Wesleyan) 2002" has received wide critical acclaim. Bynum's next CD as a leader, “Other Stories (Three Suites)", with SpiderMonkey Strings, will be released on 482 Music this fall. He is joined by Matt Bauder (Ken Vandermark, Neil Michael Hagerty, His Name is Alive), Mary Halvorson (Trevor Dunn's Trio Convulsant, People), Jessica Pavone (Leroy Jenkins, Mix Tape), Evan O'Reilly (Shaka Zulu Overdrive), and Tomas Fujiwara (Mantana Roberts, Unified Quest).

The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street
Free Admission | All ages

Friday, October 21 | 8pm
Khan Jamal, vibraphone
Sabir Mateen, saxophone
Odean Pope, saxophone
Ed Crockett, bass
Sunny Murray, drums

Sunny Murray (b.1937), arguably the inventor of free-jazz drumming, built his approach on using the drum kit as a color palette rather than a metronome. He has recorded with Archie Shepp, Jimmy Lyons, and Charles Gayle, and has contributed to such seminal works as Albert Ayler's “Spiritual Unity" and Cecil Taylor's 1962 Café Montmartre sessions. Currently residing in Paris, Sunny Murray returns to Philadelphia (his home for over 20 years) to perform with Khan Jamal and Yo La Tengo collaborator Sabir Mateen, Ed Crockett and Odean Pope, a member of Max Roach’s ensemble for many years.

Community Education Center (CEC) Theater
3500 Lancaster Avenue
$12 General Admission | All ages

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