126

Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls Make Rare Philadelphia Appearance Tonight

SOURCE:

Sign in to view read count
Tonight. Friday, September 10 | 8:00-10:00pm
Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls
with
Jeb Bishop, trombone
Geof Bradfield, tenor/soprano saxophone
Jeff Parker, guitar
Clark W. Sommers, bass
Ted Sirota, drums

This quintet of avant-garde collective souls hails from all over the map. Guitarist Jeff Parker cut his teeth with Chicago loop icons Tortoise; soprano and tenor saxophonist Geof Bradfield blew hard R&B with organ grinder Charles Earland; bassist Clark Sommers has performed with the Charlie Haden Liberation Orchestra; and leader/drummer Sirota got all greasy with bluesman Eddie Kirkland and found jazz truth with the Chicago-based Sabertooth Jazz Quartet. Sirota's first album, Rebel Roots, was followed by Propaganda and Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls vs. the Forces of Evil. In 2003 Sirota and the Rebel Souls recorded Breeding Resistance. Sirota's background in reggae, calypso, soca, African music, blues, jazz and avant improv conjures a band that can blow mean bar-walking blues shuffle as easily as it pursues ethereal adventures in sound sculpting. The band's unruly cross-pollination of sounds and styles should erupt like a volcanic hailstorm at Slought. -Ken Micallef, Philadelphia Weekly

Trombonist Jeb Bishop has been active in new and improvised music in Chicago since 1993. He currently performs and records with groups including the Vandermark Five, the Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, Terminal Four, School Days, the Territory Band, and his own Jeb Bishop Trio. He also organizes and performs in the monthly Chicago Improvisers Group concerts at the Green Mill in Chicago.

Tenor/soprano saxophonist Geof Bradfield received his Master's degree at CalArts, studying with Charlie Haden, Albert “Tootie

This story appears courtesy of All About Jazz Publicity.
Copyright © 2020. All rights reserved.

For interview requests or more information contact .

Post a comment

Tags

Jazz News

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.