St Ives September Festival
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Please note doors open at 7pm all performances start at 8pm and the Hotel does not serve food at Festival Gigs (*)
Mon 10th Sept £16.50/£13 (*)
Paul McCandless with Charged Particles
Paul McCandless (sx), Murray Low (kbd), Aaron Germain (bs), Jon Krosnick (dr)
Paul McCandless’ warm woodwind sound is synonymous with some of the most creative new acoustic music since bebop, through his seminal work with the band Oregon and the Paul Winter Consort. He’s a Grammy-winning recording artist, most recently for Best Pop Instrumental with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and he’s appeared on stage and on recordings with artists such as Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Wynton Marsalis, Lyle Mays, Mark Isham, Steve Reich, Al Jarreau, Bruce Hornsby, Art Lande, Carla Bley, Tony Furtado, the String Cheese Incident, and many others. With his dramatic arsenal of woodwinds, including oboe and bass clarinet as well as saxophone, McCandless is breaking new ground with Charged Particles, a Bay Area-based band that’s been a tight unit for 25 years.
Every composer wants to hear his or her music performed, but some make it easier than others. Paul McCandless, the multi-reed master who co-founded the pioneering world jazz ensemble Oregon in the late 1960s, has developed an expansive body of music over the past three decades that tends to scare away admirers inclined to tackling the tunes. So he was particularly pleased when drummer Jon Krosnick, the leader of the creatively ambitious power trio Charged Particles, contacted him about collaborating. Undaunted by the music’s complexity, they’ve performed around the country with McCandless, breathing new life into pieces drawn largely from his acclaimed but hard to find 1992 album Premonition (Windham Hill Jazz) featuring pianist Lyle Mays.
St Ives Jazz Club
Fee: £16.50 / £13