“THE EVOLUTION SUITE”
For Jazz Quintet, String Quartet, and Electronics
Composers Now Festival
FEB 28th AT ROULETTE, BROOKLYN
A Compelling Integration of
Jazz, Contemporary Classical Music, & Electronics featuring:
TIM HAGANS-tpt, RICH PERRY-ts,
MIKE RICHMOND-bs, CLARENCE PENN-dr,
MARK FELDMAN-vln, MARIO FORTE-vln,
RON LAWRENCE-vla, PETER SACHON-vcl
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 8:00pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY
$20 General Admission, $15 Seniors, $10 Students
For Tickets & More Info:
www.roulette.org (917) 267-0363
Long acknowledged as an accomplished and innovative jazz pianist, arranger, composer, and educator, Richard Sussman has been passionately exploring the inner and outer frontiers of contemporary musical expression throughout his entire career. His ground-breaking “Evolution Suite” for Jazz Quintet, String Quartet, and Electronics was funded by a Chamber Music America New Jazz Works Grant, and premiered and recorded on December 20, 2015, at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space in New York City. It is now available as a CD or Digital Download on Zoho Records.
The music for “The Evolution Suite” draws on Sussman’s many varied influences and areas of expertise, including straight ahead jazz, electronics, contemporary classical “New Music”, and elements from contemporary pop music. The ensemble features some of the best musicians on the planet, including Tim Hagans-trumpet, Rich Perry-tenor sax, Mike Richmond-acoustic & electric bass, and Clarence Penn-drums, with Richard Sussman on piano and laptop.The result is a truly cutting edge blend of highly original music with a completely contemporary appeal.
“Pianist Richard Sussman is among the most ambitious composers on the jazz scene today. His latest project, the epic Evolution Suite, exemplifies this creative outlook with dignity and self-assurance.”
- Brian Zimmerman, Downbeat Four Stars! ✮✮✮✮
“A cohesive work displaying his mastery of composition and improvisation. Filled with diverse rhythms and themes, a palpable excitement, fascinating electronics, and very beautiful moments – the effect of all of this is thrilling.” - Laurel Gross, NYC Jazz Record
"An amazing and very impressive work! Bravo & Congratulations!"
- Rufus Reid