Jeff Crompton July Tour Atlanta

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Veteran Atlanta saxophonist and composer Jeff Crompton is visiting cities from New Orleans to Savannah in July with his trio - Evan Lipson on bass and the legendary Bob Stagner on drums. The trio plays edgy, but swinging, free jazz. Their "Magic Word" album made Creative Loafing Atlanta's "Top 10 Atlanta albums of 2016" list - the only jazz album to do so.

Jeff Crompton has performed his off-center music in Atlanta and the Southeast for 30 years. He is also a member of the Edgewood Saxophone Trio, the Edgewood Big Band, RoboCromp, and Three Way Mirror. He was a long-time member of the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra and has also played with, among others, Michael J. Smith, Eugene Chadbourne, and Davey Williams.

Evan Lipson frequently plays with avant saxophonist Jack Wright and has collaborated with Susan Alcorn, Thomas Buckner, Eugene Chadbourne, Stuart Dempster, Robert Dick, Col. Bruce Hampton, Byard Lancaster, Mat Maneri, Sabir Mateen, Pauline Oliveros, Dennis Palmer, Jessica Pavone, RUINS (Yoshida Tatsuya), Wolter Wierbos, Davey Williams, and Nate Wooley, among others.

Bob Stagner is a legend of what has been called the “Old-Timey Southern Avant-Garde.” He founded The Shaking Ray Levis with his friend, the late Dennis Palmer; that free improvisation ensemble was the first American group to record for the highly-regarded European free music label Incus. Bob has collaborated with a dizzying variety of artists, including Derek Bailey and Rev. Howard Finster.

“This is what a 21st century jazz trio should sound like. Jeff Crompton (alto sax), Evan Lipson (bass), and Bob Stagner (drums), bound by a deep immersion in an evolving, more than centuryold art form, play like men possessed.” – Doug DeLoach, Creative Loafing Atlanta

“One might expect a jazz album of this caliber coming from New York or Chicago rather than the South, and it tackles jazz with vigor delivered with deliberate, nuanced energy, with ample opportunities to fly off into the stratosphere.” – Ernie Paik, The Pulse

For our tour-ending show at Mammal, the evening will open with performances by cellist/composer Benjamin Shirley and the indescribable (but always amazing) Klimchak.
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