Wednesday, Februrary 17th @ 9pm
The Greg Ward Septet will be performing Miles Davis' classic live recording of Live-Evil from 1971.
We will also feature a visual art exhibition and live painting by Michelle West.
Miles Davis' Live-Evil was released on November 17, 1971, by Columbia Records. Parts of the album comprise live recordings of Davis' 1970 performance at the Cellar Door, which producer Teo Macero subsequently pieced together in production. Davis had originally intended the album to be a spiritual successor to Bitches Brew, but this idea was abandoned when it became obvious that Live-Evil was "something completely different". A number of famous jazz musicians feature on the album, including Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette and John McLaughlin.
The album cover was illustrated by artist Mati Klarwein. The artist stated, "I was doing the picture of the pregnant woman for the cover and the day I finished, Miles called me up and said, 'I want a picture of life on one side and evil on the other.' ".
Robert Palmer of Rolling Stone said that "this sounds like what Miles had in mind when he first got into electric music and freer structures and rock rhythms". Black World's Red Scott stated "All the tracks fuse into a perfect complement of musicians passing moods to each other". Pitchfork Media's Ryan Schreiber called the album "easily the most accessible of Miles Davis' late-'70s electric releases" while also writing, "The 15+ minute live jams [...] run the gamut from barroom brawl action-funk to sensual bedroom jazz magic, creating two hours of charged eccentricity you'll never forget".
TO BE PERFORMED BY:
Greg Ward - Alto Sax
Victor Garcia - Trumpet
Matt Gold - Guitar and Effects
Rob Clearfield - Keyboards
Matt Ulery - Electric and Acoustic Bass
Juan Pastor - Percussion
Makaya McCraven - 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
*All proceeds directly support the artists to perform in the event along with the volunteers who help make it all come together.