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Pi Recordings Jazz Festival

July 7, 2005

Pi Recordings

Pi Recordings is having its first festival! We will be showcasing our younger artists over three nights at The Jazz Standard, one of New York’s top jazz clubs. These are all incredible musicians deserving of greater recognition. We hope that you will be able to join us there on July 19, 20 & 21, 2005.

The Jazz Standard
116 East 27th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
Phone: 212-576-2232
Sets at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
$20 Admission / No minimum

Schedule and lineup follows:

Tuesday, July 19th – Liberty Ellman Sextet
Jazz Times wrote about Ellman’s CD "Tactiles" out on Pi: "One of the most intriguing, albeit unorthodox, guitarists on the New York scene today. An album of original, esoteric compositions marked by dense polyrhythms, dissonant, angular lines and an organic logic that ties the whole thing together in brilliant fashion." For this show, Liberty will be debuting his new music for two saxophonists and tuba!

Wednesday, July 20th – Rudresh Mahanthappa Quartet (featuring Vijay Iyer)
"This alto player has a tone like iron and charges from 0 to 80 in about four seconds," said The New York Times. "Mahanthappa creates a music that is at once technically brilliant yet musically cogent, harmonically adventurous yet expressively straightforward. Mahanthappa takes listeners into fascinating Eastern Idioms that are otherwise virtually unheard in jazz today." – Chicago Tribune.

Thursday, July 21st – Fieldwork
There is really no band out there like Fieldwork, a collaborative trio featuring three of music’s most creative young musicians: pianist Vijay Iyer, saxophonist Steve Lehman and drummer Tyshawn Sorey. Their music is rhythmically complex, texturally dense, and emotionally intense. Many people think that Vijay Iyer is the next big thing in jazz. "He's a jazz musician of the moment, and now's the time to hear him." - The New York Times.



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