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Russ Johnson's Out To Lunch
Part of the 2011 Fall Jazz Series
Friday, December 16, 2011
8:30p $18 The on-line box office is closed.
Please call (203) 785-0468 for tickets.
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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Brad Jones : bass
George Schuller : drums
Myra Melford : piano
Roy Nathanson : saxophone
Russ Johnson : trumpet

Out to Lunch is considered Eric Dolphy’s recorded masterpiece, a work of brilliant complexity that pulls the listener into its ceaseless flow, famously described as “too out to be in, too in to be out.” Fundamental to the foundation of free jazz, Dolphy was hailed by Charles Mingus as the most perceptive interpreter of his music, and Coltrane considered him his only musical equal. The new group, Out To Lunch, offers a fresh review of these classic compositions, as well as other obscure Dolphy-related works found in Gunther Schuller’s ‘attic.’ With messengers Russ Johnson on trumpet, Myra Melford on piano, Brad Jones on bass, George Schuller on drums and Roy Nathanson on reeds, these artists are uniquely qualified to reinterpret this music — each artist pursuing a similar aesthetic to Dolphy in their use of written forms approached from many stylistic angles.

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