Ethan Iverson with the Brad Linde Expanded Ensemble: Bud Powell in the 21st Century
Pianist Ethan Iverson joins a NC edition of the Brad Linde Expanded Ensemble to perform his suite "Bud Powell in the 21st Century". Join us for an evening of big band and quintet music celebrating bebop's most influential pianist.
Ethan Iverson - piano/arrangements/compositions
Aaron Hill - alto saxophone
Annie Bennett - alto saxophone
Dave Finucane - tenor saxophone
Charles Phaneuf - tenor saxophone
Kyle Santos - trumpet
Paul Rogers - trumpet
Jim Ketch - trumpet
Lucian Cobb - trombone
Evan Ringel - trombone
Andy Kleindienst - trombone
Scott Bailey - bass trombone
Logan Butler - guitar
Jason Foureman - bass
Stephen Coffman - drums
Along with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell was a leading figure in the development of modern jazz, or bebop. His virtuosity led many to call him the Charlie Parker of the piano. Powell was also a composer, and many jazz critics credit his works and his playing as having "greatly extended the range of jazz harmony.
Pianist, composer, and writer Ethan Iverson was a founding member of The Bad Plus, a game-changing collective with Reid Anderson and David King. The New York Times called TBP Better than anyone at melding the sensibilities of post-60s jazz and indie rock. During his 17-year tenure TBP performed in venues as diverse as the Village Vanguard, Carnegie Hall, and Bonnaroo; collaborated with Joshua Redman, Bill Frisell, and the Mark Morris Dance Group; and created a faithful arrangement of Igor Stravinkys The Rite of Spring and a radical reinvention of Ornette Colemans Science Fiction.
Iverson also has been in the critically-acclaimed Billy Hart quartet for well over a decade and occasionally performs with an elder statesman like Albert Tootie Heath or Ron Carter. For over 15 years Iversons website Do the Math has been a repository of musician-to-musician interviews and analysis, surely one reason Time Out New York selected Iverson as one of 25 essential New York jazz icons: Perhaps NYCs most thoughtful and passionate student of jazz traditionthe most admirable sort of artist-scholar.
Brad Linde is a saxophonist, bandleader, and presenter in the Washington DC metro area. He is the Director of Jazz and Creative Instrumental Music at Georgetown Day School and is on faculty at Levine Music.
As an improviser, he currently works in the duo ditch panther with pianist Erika Dohi and with cellist Janel Leppin and guitarist Anthony Pirog in Third Wheel. He composes for his group Underwater Ghost featuring Pirog, Dohi, bassist Nathan Kawaller and drummer Allison Miller, and the quartet collective Team Players (w/ Billy Wolfe, Aaron Quinn and Deric Dickens).
In 2010, he founded and began co-directing the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra - a 17-piece big band that held residence at the historic club, and he is the director of the 10-piece chamber group the Brad Linde Ensemble (BLE) and the 14-piece BIG OL'.
He has worked with some of the greats in jazz and improvised music including Freddie Redd, Butch Warren, Teddy Charles, Ted Brown, Wadada Leo Smith, Ran Blake, Matt Wilson, Jeff Lederer, and his mentor Lee Konitz. He attended the 2013 Banff International Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music and has held residencies at Bohemian Caverns, An Die Musik Live, and the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
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