Firehouse 12  45 Crown Street  New Haven, CT 06510  203.785.0468

Joe McPhee | Daniel Levin | Chris Corsano
Part of the 2014 Fall Jazz Series
Friday, October 31, 2014
8:30p $20 The on-line box office is closed.
Please call (203) 785-0468 for tickets.
10:00p $15 The on-line box office is closed.
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Chris Corsano : drums
Daniel Levin : cello
Joe McPhee

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On Friday, October 31st, Firehouse 12 is pleased to welcome legendary saxophonist Joe McPhee in performance with cellist Daniel Levin and drummer Chris Corsano. McPhee has performed at Firehouse 12 in the past in groupings with TrioX and Magic. Levin has performed at Firehouse 12 numerous times and is a former resident of New Haven. Corsano will perform at Firehouse 12 for the first time, but will return later in the season with Andrea Parkins.

His landmark solo saxophone album Tenor from 1977 has been called "a stunning session that has been referenced by many a musician (and journalist) as a life-changing listening experience" (Mark Corroto, All About Jazz). His 1971 album Nation Time was reissued by John Corbett's Unheard Music Series as was heralded as "Brilliant stuff-an absolutely, positively recommended addition to your collection" (PopMatters). More recently, his duo album with saxophonist Evan Parker What/If/They Both Could Fly was called "gracefully rational and divertingly varied exhibition of improv" (John Fordham, The Guardian).

McPhee was born in 1939 in Miami, Florida. He began playing the trumpet at the age of 8. At the age of 32, after hearing the music of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Albert Ayler he taught himself how to play the saxophone and has played both instruments ever since. He is a prolific recording artist and has released albums of music on many European and Canadian labels. Since the 1990s, his notoriety in his home country as gradually increased and he is now one of the most respected performers of his generation.

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