Russ Johnson’s Out To Lunch The Music of Eric Dolphy

Dec 17, 2011 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Brooklyn, NY: Roulette presents Russ Johnson’s Out To Lunch offering a fresh examination into these classic compositions as well as other little known Dolphy related works found in Gunther Schuller’s ‘attic.’ With messengers Russ Johnson on trumpet, Myra Melford on piano, Brad Jones on bass, George Schuller on drums and Roy Nathanson on reeds, these artists are uniquely qualified to re-interpret this music — each of them pursuing an aesthetic very similar to Dolphy’s in their use of written forms approached from their many stylistic angles.

Out to Lunch is considered Eric Dolphy’s recorded masterpiece, a work of brilliant complexity that pulls the listener into its ceaseless flow, famously described as “too out to be in, too in to be out.” Fundamental to the foundation of free jazz, Dolphy was hailed by Charles Mingus as the most perceptive interpreter of his music, and Coltrane considered him his only musical equal.

About Roulette
Roulette – one of New York City’s premiere venues for experimental music for over 33 years - has reopened bigger and better than ever. Located in a newly renovated 1920s Art Deco concert hall in Downtown Brooklyn, the new Roulette features two levels of seating for up to 400 people (600 standing), an expanded multi-channel sound system, projection screen for film and multi-media events, state-of-the-art lighting system, modular stage, and a specially designed floor to accommodate dance. Teamed with bold new programming, the new Roulette promises to be one of the most exciting places in New York City - if not the country - to experience adventurous music and art.

Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave

Brooklyn New York 11217
United States

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