A Stellar Jazz and new Music Trio

A Stellar Jazz and new Music Trio

The Creative Music Series welcomes The Master on the Piano revealing his New Trio

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 8:00pm

The Creative Music Series welcomes
a Stellar Jazz and new Music Trio
The Anthony Coleman’s (new) Trio: Creative Improvisational Jazz

The Master on the Piano revealing his New Trio
—fresh from gigs in Columbia, S.A., New Haven and Brooklyn
—with a special musician teaching at Berklee, from NYC, who was a choice musician of greats; ------plus a young and eager player embroiled in the NY downtown experimental scene:

Maestro Pianist, Anthony Coleman from N.Y. by way of Boston & NEC

Master Drummer Francisco Mela from NY by way of Berklee and Cuba

The Young Bassist Henry Fraser from Brooklyn by way of Boston & NEC

“Anthony Coleman: a bold and innovative pianist whose compositions can be as vibrant as Calder mobiles”. “I remember him as a bold and innovative pianist, part of a “third wave” of avant-garde musicians active in Boston in the 1970s that included Marty Ehrlich, Jon Damian, Jon Voigt, and Tom Plsek. Steve Elman, (Boston) Arts Fuse.

“I didn’t think I wanted to stay with old forms of music. I wasn’t a retro kind of person.”

“There is a notable influence of the late Cecil Taylor, whom Coleman readily acknowledges”.

Coleman said the turning point in his musical life came when he met the great jazz
pianist Jaki Byard,

Francisco Meta was a drummer of choice for Joe Lovano & McCoy Tyner!
“To witness the innovative jazz drummer and composer, Francisco Mela, live in action is to stand visually and sonically arrested by his out of this world talent and razor sharp skill born out of a relentless pursuit to elevate his craft. Yes. He’s that good.” -Johnathan Eaglin, irockjazz.com
"Mela is in the forefront of a progressive post-bop scene that includes collaborators like his sometime boss Joe Lovano, as well as Mark Turner, Jason Moran, et al." -Boston Phoenix
"...the thrum of Afro-Cuban folk music and the thrust of contemporary post-bop, Mr. Mela is a bandleader on the rise..." -Nate Chinen, The New York Times
“Today Francisco Mela is one of the most important Cuban's drummer in jazz” -Jazz Times
“My ongoing musical journey as an improviser has brought me into contact with an unusually wide variety of music, and I share that with all of my students”.

Henry Fraser “Random Acts of Order boldly confronts some of the core questions posed by free music. Working with two of the most dynamic young talents on the improvised music scene, bassist Henry Fraser and percussionist/composer” Dre Hocevar, Clean Feed.

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