Results for "Metta Quintet"
All of JazzReach's artistic programming is carried out exclusively by Metta Quintet, the organization's official resident ensemble: Marcus Strickland (tenor/soprano saxophone), Greg Ward (alto saxophone), David Bryant (piano), Joshua Ginsburg (bass) and Hans Schuman (drums). A cohesive, tight-knit unit, Metta Quintet is fueled by a collective, open-minded musical curiosity and a shared dedication to exploring new artistic territory while maintaining a passionate commitment to arts education, fostering new audiences and nurturing young talent. Through the commissioning of new works and the creative integration of live performance, captivating video projections and stunning lighting design, Metta Quintet is committed to challenging convention and expanding the boundaries of live jazz performance. The group released its critically acclaimed debut recording Going to Meet The Man (Koch) in 2002 featuring eight commissioned works by composers Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, Larry Goldings and George Colligan
by John Kelman
While the old adage, those that can, do; those that can't teach" once had meaning, its verisimilitude in a jazz world where artists are increasingly forced to turn to education as a means of steady income would appear to be in jeopardy. But there have always been artists deftly committed to both teaching and doing.
by Russ Musto
Songs about trains have always been a part of the jazz lexicon. Billy Strayhorn's Take The A Train was an early tribute to New York's 8th Avenue subway line, but its seems a while since the city's much maligned mass transit system has been honored in music. On Subway Songs the Metta Quintet presents a program ...
by Robert R. Calder
You might not expect a jazz performance of quite this blazing class from a band at the centre of a charitable educational venture, but you should never take music of this spirit and vigour for granted anywhere. Feel free to learn more about JazzReach (Performing Arts & Education Association, Inc.), which was founded by the quintet's ...
Label: KOCH International Jazz
Track listing: 1. Previous Condition (Rosenwinkel)--5:56 2. Question & the Smile (Turner)--7:22 3. The Outing (Mehldau)--6:57 4. Chico & Harriett, Pts. 1-3 (Rosenwinkel)--13:36 5. Sonny's Blues (Turner)--8:40 6. Going to Meet the Man (Goldings)--7:52 7. Out the Wilderness (Colligan)--9:40 8. The Rockpile (Mehldau)--6:52
by Celeste Sunderland
Drummer H. Benjamin Schuman is the founder and director of JazzReach, a Brooklyn based not-for-profit organization that takes its educational jazz programs on the road to expose students to the often hidden away piece of American culture known as jazz."Jazz has the ability to enrich and elevate them in ways that a lot of ...