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Ullmann/Swell Quartet
Part of the 2011 Spring Jazz Series
Friday, April 8, 2011
8:30p $18 The on-line box office is closed.
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10:00p $12 The on-line box office is closed.
Please call (203) 785-0468 for tickets.
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Performers
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Barry Altschul : drums
Gebhard Ullmann : saxophone
Hill Greene : bass
Steve Swell : trombone

Music Samples
02 New York 5_50.mp3 [3.24 mb] stream  download

This concert is part of the 2011 Spring Jazz Series Season Ticket. Please click here for details.

With compositions by downtown trombonist Steve Swell and German reedman Gebhard Ullmann, this intense quartet’s range broadens and their edge sharpens as the group enters its seventh year as an ensemble. In the liner notes for their 2010 release "News? No News!" (Jasswerkstatt) acclaimed bassist and composer William Parker writes that their musical voice is "not looking back, but music of today, saying to the listener: 'listen, feel, and become...music changes the listener, thus the world changes.' The goal in these sonic excursions is to explore music in all of its moods, colors, and shapes. There is a strong investment in silence, space and texture."

"Reminiscent of the NY Art Quartet, this quartet’s tight heads and arrangements, intertwining improvisations around highly structured pieces, demand undivided attention!" exclaims Laurence Donohue-Greene in All About Jazz New York. In a review for The Live Music Report, Tom Sekowski writes, "[a] perfect mixture of ideal acoustics and interplay between all four members."

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