Wednesday, August 20th @ 9pm
The Ryan Shultz Five will be performing Bob Brookmeyer and Kenny Wheeler’s 2003 release Island.
“Two giants of modern jazz align for Bob Brookmeyer & Kenny Wheeler Quintet Island. Here, valve trombone master Bob Brookmeyer and trumpet legend Kenny Wheeler project warmth and nuance atop a traditional drums/bass/piano based quintet setting as Wheeler's relatively infamous, yearning lines and climactically constructed lyricism remain consistent throughout. The duo alternates soloing activities while also coalescing for softly stated choruses during these predominately medium-tempo jazz works. On this release, pianist Frank Carlberg provided complementary melodies amid the rhythm section's buoyantly constructed undercurrents. The band pursues sanguine balladry amid the lead soloists' often engaging dialogues, although Wheeler reaches for the stars via a series of nicely articulated high notes on "Upstairs With Beatrice." With this piece, the always-inventive drummer John Hollenbeck peppers his toms in support of the trumpeter's ascending mode of attack." ~Glenn Astarita
TO BE PERFORMED BY:
Ryan Shultz – Bass Trumpet
Chad McCullough – Trumpet
Paul Mutzabaugh – Keys
Daniel Jackson Thatcher – Bass
Eric Montzka - Drums
ADMISSION & LOCATION
Suggested $10 donation or $5 w/ valid student ID*
Cash only, smaller bills appreciated!
All ages. 21+ with I.D. for alcoholic beverages.
Spirits generously provided by Candid Wines.
All JRAC events take place at The Fulton Street Collective:
Located in the Hubbart Street Lofts
1821 W. Hubbard St. (3rd Floor)
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 852 2481