November 3rd, 2008
ROVA’s Larry Ochs leads an all-star ensemble consisting of percussionists Scott Amendola and Don Robinson
and special guests from Tokyo, pianist Satoko Fujii and her trumpeter husband, Natsuki Tamura. Together they perform what they describe as “a meditation on and a 21st-century distillation
of the songs of American and eastern-European blues-shouters, and of traditional chant-singers from Asia and Africa.”
This is music loaded with playful musical dialogue and melodic, polyrhythmic
exchanges. At once thunderous
and subtle, sweet and dramatic, Larry Ochs Drum Core offers, as one critic wrote, “everything great music should offer: true emotions, adventure, variation, interplay, tension, surprise, and entertainment.” Augmented here by the wildly-creative Fujii, one of the most original voices on her instrument, and the equally-compelling Tamura, this special performance will feature both familiar and unfamiliar musical dialects presented in a concert like none other.
Click here for the complete schedule for the rest of the upcoming shows at the 2008 Earshot Jazz Festival
Photograph by Seattle photographer Daniel Sheehan, a photojournalist specializing in jazz photography, photojournalism and portrait photography for publications and corporations. He is also a Seattle wedding photographer with a subtle, unobtrusive, story-telling approach creating award winning wedding photojournalism ranking him among the best Seattle wedding photographers.