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october, 2016

06octthuAdvanced Jazz w/ Yells at Eels, Terence Bradford Quartet & Mutarrancho7:30 pm - 11:30 pm Event Type :Music Show

Advanced Jazz at The WD

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When it comes time to call the muses at the edge of creativity, jazz adventures further than most disciplines. New territories always come with a certain sense of danger, there is something unsettling about the lack of references, but it’s there, in the unknown, where you can find revelatory beauty. Come and join us for a night of Advanced jazz with local talents Yells at Eels, Terence Bradford Quartet and Mutarrancho. Let’s hear what uncharted pentagrams sound like.

Oak Cliff’s internationally-known First Family of New Jazz, and winner of the Dallas Observer’s Best Jazz Group of 2012 award, Yells At Eels marked its 17th year as a jazz trio in May of this year. The ensemble, which frequently plays live and tours with guest musicians all over the world, records mainly for the French jazz label, Ayler Records, even though their first CD’s were released on their own Oak Cliff-based record label, daagnimRecords, starting in 2000.

The Gonzalez family cooperative features patriarch musician/visual artists/educator/writer/broadcaster Dennis Gonzalez on trumpets, gongs, voice, whistles, conch shell and percussion, as well as sons Aaron Gonzalez on upright bass and Stefan Gonzalez on drums. Decidedly a step away from traditional jazz, their music is lively, creative, and highly energetic and original. All three have taught in Oak Cliff’s free after-school youth music program, La Rondalla, which after six years has finally its own facility in the neighborhood. Dennis Gonzalez is the Director of the institution.

Led by trumpet player and composer Terence Bradford the (sometimes inaccurately named) Quartet performs their creative, spontaneous music that is re-worked on the spot by Bradford, saxophonist Steve Brown, drummer Kenny Washington, bassist/tubist Kevin Butler and percussionist Menkiti Rice.

Before, between and after the show, Mutarrancho’s Dj session will close the night with an erudite, eclectic and unorthodox selection of an already quite erudite, eclectic and unorthodox genre.

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(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas