Two-tenor frontlines are thin on the ground, but there is a small tradition. Back in the day, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis/Johnny Griffin, Al Cohn/Zoot Sims and Sonny Stitt/Gene Ammons had good runs. Of the “Top 50 Tenor Sax Albums of All Time” (according to the June 2012 Jazz Times magazine), five were two-tenor collaborations.
Tenor saxophonists Remco Keijzer and Carlo Barbaro share a common perspective, phrase as one and deliver intriguing contrasts in light and shade. While they stand apart as gifted soloists, Keijzer and Barbaro flourish as a team, bringing lustre to every tune with their lyrical unison melodies and beautifully harmonised statements.
Spontaneity plays a big role, as it should when improvisers of this calibre get together, but foremost, what distinguishes this group is the logic and efficiency of its arrangements. Whether slow and spacious or brisk and complex; from originals and modernist classics to standards of '40s and '50s vintage.
This two tenor line up would not be possible without the excellent musicianship of bassist Tom Lee and master drummer Danny Fischer comprising one of the finest rhythm sections in the business. The Tenor Sonic repertoire is a varied selection of straight ahead jazz drawing on a couple of originals and music from such icons as John Coltrane, Joe Lovano, Sonny Rollins, Mark Turner and Thelonious Monk. Expect to hear the two tenors go back and forth on their call and response on ballads, mid-tempo light swinger and burning up tempo jazz classics that features Tom Lee’s delicate bass playing and Danny Fischer’s fine brush and stick work.
|Doors Open||13 Feb 2019 8:00 pm|
|Music Starts||13 Feb 2019 8:30 pm|
|Online sales end (Unsold tickets available at door)||13 Feb 2019 7:30 pm|
|Ticket Price||$20 or $15 concession|