Flux Ft. Binney, Mitchell, Wollesen, Nachoff Cd Release

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Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux featuring saxophonist David Binney, pianist/keyboardist Matt Mitchell, and drummer Kenny Wollesen

Thursday, November 17th - 9:45pm
Friday, November 18th - 9:45pm

Nachoff’s writing is “bold, diverse and filled with compelling counterpoint.” – James Hale, DownBeat

NYC-based Canadian saxophonist and composer Quinsin Nachoff “is one of the truly bright younger jazz minds” (Globe and Mail). Nachoff has been colliding genres since his 2006 debut, Magic Numbers, which melded a jazz trio with a string quartet. He’s since composed music for a variety of ensembles, including the Penderecki String Quartet, the Turning Point Ensemble, and Toca Loca, as well as his own Horizons Ensemble, Quiescence Quartet, Pyramid Project and FoMo quartet. As a sideman he’s performed and/or recorded with Kenny Werner, Howard Johnson, Tim Hagans, Kenny Wheeler and Don Thompson among others. He has coached at the Banff Centre for the Arts and taught at the University of Toronto and Humber College, as well as serving as artist-in-residence at the Queensland Conservatorium in Brisbane, Australia and the National Music Centre, Calgary.
On his most recent recording, Flux, Nachoff explores the elusive terrain between modern jazz and contemporary classical, between the cerebral and the organic. Flux creates a fervently original sound that evokes bold, incisive playing from a singularly innovative quartet. It’s “a pure, bracing through-provoking music… cliché- and convention-free,” says Peter Hum in the Ottawa Citizen of the group’s debut concert. Jazz Magazine in France gave the recording 4-stars, calling Quinsin “a brilliant virtuoso musician.” The music has “an intensity and modernity, a brashness and in-your-face confidence of delivery,” notes All About Jazz. "Marked by an impenetrable unity, 'Flux' overflows with great resourcefulness, becoming a distinct echo of modernity and inspiration" says JazzTrail.

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