Rod Williams Detroit Quartet

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Rod Williams Detroit Quartet
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Rod Williams Detroit Quartet says
May 20-21
Doors 7:30 pm both nights
$20 suggested/$10 for students both nights

Native Detroiter Rod Williams (NYC) returns to our stage for two concerts with a stellar local line-up:

Rod Williams on piano, compositions and electronics/laptop
Cassuis Richmond on alto sax and flute
Marion Hayden on bass
Djallo Djakate on drums

"Rod Williams is one of the many musicians in New York who toil in the background, but shouldn't. At his own show, he arrived with a full-blown, mature sensibility. His tunes jumped abruptly from meter to meter, from rhythm to rhythm. Ostinatos were buried in interlocking rhythmic patterns that were static for a moment, then fleet the next; odd, wandering melodies floated above the action.Mr. Williams, who deserves to be heard in his own context more often, played dense, driven improvisations".
Peter Watrous, The New York Times

"His improvisations alternate between a scampering kind of percussive rumble with a smoother, more pianistic touch, and his compositions reveal a personal approach to melody and structure". Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press

"Williams, was a master of soloing within these musical worlds of his own design. And for all the braininess of Williams' compositions, there was emotion to be wrested from them; they had their hooks and sometimes a sing-songability that left them dancing in your ears after they ended". W. Kim Heron, Detroit Metro Times
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By: Trinosophes