Brent Jensen performs his tribute to the iconic cool jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond with his “Pure Desmond” tribute band (Jamie Findlay-guitar, Michael Barnett-bass, Matt Jorgensen-drums). Selections from his popular Origin Records release, “The Sound of a Dry Martini” will be performed and copies of the CD will be available for purchase at the event.
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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