Jazz @ Atlas Announces First Round of 2019 Concerts

Jazz at Atlas has announced the initial slate of concerts for its 2019 season in the gallery at Atlas Studios in Newburgh:

Saturday (March 30), 8pm: THUMBSCREW
$20 in advance; $25 at the door
This cooperative project features a trio of gifted musicians and composers — guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara — performing their own compositions and selected standards with an exacting prowess wed to a liberated swing that is glorious to behold.

Saturday, April 20: SUN OF GOLDFINGER
Returning to the Hudson Valley after their memorable closing set for the 2015 Beacon Jazz Festival, alto saxophonist Tim Berne, electric guitarist David Torn and drummer Ches Smith flatten any concept of musical boundaries in this forward-looking ensemble’s bracing embrace of the future unleashed within the present moment. The trio will be touring in support of their debut recording for ECM Records.

Saturday, June 22: TICONDEROGA
Four phenomenal musicians — Joe McPhee, Jamie Saft, Joe Morris and Charles Downs — invoke the spirit of late Coltrane and their own unique musical paths to forge a stirring, passionate fire sermon of a quartet.

Saturday, July 27: DARIUS JONES’ SHADES OF BLACK
Called “the most visceral and distinctive alto saxophonist of this era” by The New York Times, composer/altoist Jones convenes a quartet of outstanding talents featuring Sam Newsome on soprano saxophone, Cooper-Moore on organ and Michael Wimberly on drums.

Saturday, October 5: KAREN BORCA QUARTET
The innovative, criminally under-recognized bassoonist, with decades of experience in the ensembles of such major artists as Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, William Parker and others, leads this thrilling quartet of veteran creative musicians including Warren Smith on vibes, Hilliard Greene on bass and Jackson Krall on drums.

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