Wednesday, July 19th at 9pm
The Joe Policastro Septet will perform Oliver Nelson’s The Blues and The Abstract Truth, released in 1961.
Oliver Nelson is known primarily as a big band leader and arranger but lesser known as a saxophonist and organizer of small ensembles. Blues and the Abstract Truth is his triumph as a musician for the aspects of not only defining the sound of an era with his all-time classic "Stolen Moments," but on this recording, assembling one of the most potent modern jazz sextets ever, featuring Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers and Roy Haynes.
The album itself is an exploration of the mood and structure of the blues, though only some of the tracks are structured in the conventional 12-bar blues form. In this regard, it may be seen as a continuation of the trend towards greater harmonic simplicity and subtlety via reimagined versions of the blues that was instigated by Miles Davis's Kind of Blue in 1959.
Joe Policastro - Bass
Victor Garcia - Trumpet
Greg Ward - Alto Sax
Chris Madsen - Tenor Sax
Ted Hogarth - Bari Sax
Jeremy Kahn - Piano
Mikel Avery - Drums
ADMISSION & LOCATION:
Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm.
Suggested $10 donation or $5 w/ valid student ID*
Cash only, Smaller bills appreciated.
All ages. 21+ for alcoholic beverages.
This music series is generously sponsored 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