Jazz Setlist, Oct. 18-24: Grammatically CoherentOct 19
Thursday, Oct. 18
What does a jazz author do with a contingent that refers to themselves gleefully as “a grammatically disjointed jazz bastardization”? That’s a jazz-crit hum word all by itself, if not a terribly divulgence one. Here’s a initial outline that comes to my head: Thiefs is a rope that finds a approach to make “noisy” and “meditative” work together. Drummer/vocalist Guillermo E. Brown, saxophonist Christophe Panzani, and bassist Keith Witty preference droning, repeated grooves a la electronic dance music—and infrequently it IS electronic dance music; they pierce openly between acoustic and electronic instrumentation. Sometimes they’re mellow, infrequently they’re harsh. The same goes for a compositions and improvisation, yet they do share as a common thread their inclinations for atmospherics (a brew of African-American cultured and European application). Yeah, we theory that’s a grammatically disjointed jazz bastardization…and it’s flattering cool. Thiefs performs during 7:30 p.m. during a Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. $12.50.
Friday, Oct. 19
Paul Carr, who’s been lonesome here many times before, occupies a sold niche in a D.C. jazz scene. He’s an achieved effort saxophonist, a soulful composer, and a favorite bandleader who’s expelled a series of recordings (including his latest, this summer’s Standard Domain). He’s an critical teacher and mentor, with a series of total internal and inhabitant indicating to Carr as a vital change in their careers; he’s a owner and executive of a Jazz Academy of Music and a Executive Director of a Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. He is also, underneath his possess energy and by consensus, Washington’s defender of a normal stream of jazz—or “real jazz,” as he prefers to call it—a truth he shares with his good crony Branford Marsalis. You can disagree a egghead indicate with him, though we can’t disagree with a approach he expresses it on a horn: A powerful, soulful sound with a strong pitch and low believe of a masters. It’s improved still when grouped with unusual internal players like a trumpeter Tom Williams, pianist Allyn Johnson, bassist Herman Burney, and drummer Harold Summey, who stir adult a stately slit alongside him. This author isn’t lustful of jazz-as-ideology…but if a finish product sounds like Carr’s music, let it fly. The Paul Carr Quintet performs during 6 p.m. during Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4th and we streets NW. $5.
Saturday, Oct. 20
Last week’s D.C. Jazz Loft featured a pop-up selected wardrobe boutique. This week, a squad during CapitalBop are holding a swap approach: They’re going to a selected wardrobe boutique with a pop-up jazz club. Three artists will take to a “bandstand,” so to speak, during Meeps in Adams Morgan. But CapitalBop always likes to benefaction something a small opposite (beyond only a venue choice), and in this box they’re operative with 3 soloists. Two saxophonists, baritone Jonah Parzen-Johnson, tenor Brian Settles, and initial guitarist Anthony Pirog will any perform, unaccompanied, a set of solo makeshift music. Appropriately, they’re job a uncover “The Art of a Soloist.” And it will be followed by an Afterparty during Art All Night (915 F St. NW). Oh, and let it also be famous that holding a sheet to a uncover gets we a 15 percent bonus on all Meeps merchandise. The Art of a Soloist takes place during 10 p.m. during Meeps, 2104 18th St. NW. $10.
Sunday, Oct. 21
Certain artists consolidate certain facets of fashionable jazz; Don Byron embodies it as a catch-all term. The nervous clarinetist (and infrequently saxophonist) has run klezmer, giveaway improvisation, hip-hop, soul, and gospel—among others—through a jazz context, always station on a initial corner of a jargon in question. Latin music, however, is a station seductiveness within that confusion of sounds, and Byron’s latest scrutiny is of a Mexican tradition called Banda. As always, he takes it in new directions: Banda is characterized by a vast horn territory and vocals; Byron navigates a character with a party and no vocalist. His Banda song has been small listened and totally unrecorded so far, so where he’ll take it is open to speculation—though he’s certain to make it all his own. The Don Byron Quartet performs during 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. during Bohemian Caverns, 2001 11th St. NW. $15 advance, $20 door.