Sunday, September 25, 2011
Preview- Jazz super group "James Farm" to appear at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, Seattle WA, September 27th-29th
Jazz quartet, James Farm, will appear at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, www.jazzalley.com, this week, September 27-29, 2011, Seattle, Wa.
By E. Joyce Glasgow, www.artsandculturescene.com
James Farm, www.jamesfarmmusic.com, founded in 2009, is an exciting quartet of four of some of the finest, seasoned jazz musicians of the their generation; Joshua Redman (Saxophone), Aaron Parks (Piano), Matt Penman (Bass) and Eric Harland (Drums). They've come to this project as equals, each contributing compelling original material to a very democratic, powerfully interactive group, with one foot rooted in the strong jazz traditions of the 20th Century, bridging with the other foot into the 21st Century and the varied musical influences and grooves of the new millenium. Their music is fresh, progressive and charts intriguing new territory and exploratory improvisation. For those interested in dynamic and intelligent jazz, don't miss this opportunity to hear James Farm live this week in Seattle.
I am including here a very well recorded live You tube video of Joshua Redman's tune "Polliwog", made during the quartet's June 2011 appearance at the Jazz Standard, in N.Y.C. This is one of my favorite tunes from their self- titled CD and I think it captures, as a good example, some of the contemporary, funky grooves that they have incorporated into their work and the tight, sophisticated and complex interplay amongst the four musicians.
I have also included Jazz Alley's information about James Farm and their three night appearance below.