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Donny McCaslin Quartet
Part of the 2012 Fall Jazz Series
Friday, November 16, 2012
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.
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Donny McCaslin : saxophone
Fima Ephron : bass
Kevin Hays : piano
Nate Wood : drums

Music Samples
02 Says Who.mp3 [5.80 mb] stream  download

Donny with Sax on Couch_by_Nick_Chao.jpg [3.14 mb]

On Friday, November 16th, Firehouse 12 is pleased to present tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin and his quartet featuring bassist Fima Ephron, pianist and keyboardist Kevin Hays, and drummer Nate Wood as they celebrate the release of their new album Casting For Gravity (Greenleaf Music). McCaslin's new album embraces electro-acoustic textures as he engages with the music of electronic musicians Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada.

McCaslin's album Casting For Gravity has been heralded as "one of the smarter, most consistent contemporary jazz records of the last few years" (S Victor Aaron, Something Else!) and "a courageous, powerful musical statement that has moments of brilliance" (Ralph A. Miriello, Huffington Post). Nate Chinen of The New York Times wrote that Casting For Gravity is an "ambitious electro-acoustic venture - part gritty, part gleaming."

McCaslin grew up in Santa Cruz, CA; inspired by his father, a pianist and vibraphonist, McCaslin started playing tenor saxophone at age 12. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston and toured with his mentor Gary Burton's band for four years. He then went on to work with the Maria Schneider Orchestra and Dave Douglas Quintet in addition to leading his own projects. In 2006, McCaslin received a Doris Duke grant for new jazz composition. His previous album Perpetual Motion (Greenleaf Music) was released in 2011.

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