Incoming! Alex Jenkins’ Sound Immersion, Ross Hammond Trio 7/16

Posted on July 14, 2011 – 6:57 PM | by Admin
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This show commemorates the release of Perseverance, an impressive new cd by Alex Jenkins’ Sound Immersion, on Ross Hammond’s Prescott Recordings label. Jenkins is the percussionist in this local jazz outfit, also prominently featuring the bass of Alex Rieff, and the rousing saxophones of Tony Passarell and Michael Dale. The compositions are smart and upbeat; playful and compelling phrases and hooks open up stretches of improvisation in which the players show tremendous skill, confidence and grace, while energetically carrying each other through variations on the theme. Hearing it, you may forget it’s not a lost gem of some Ornette Coleman band, or an exciting new Ken Vandermark undertaking. What a prize to know that such talent lives and breathes among us. -TM
Luna’s Café, 9PM, $6, all ages

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