The Beat Down 7:050:00/7:05
Brooklyn’s Tenor Triage unites the saxophone camaraderie of Michael Eaton, James Brandon Lewis, and Sean Sonderegger into a freewheeling and outward bound spin on a classic matchup. The band’s chemistry melds harmolodics and firey, hymnic free jazz to heavy hitting groove and gritty polyphony. “Tenor Triage”, outlines their vision through original music plus a deep cut composition by Dewey Redman, joined by bassist Brad Jones and drummer Calvin Weston (both alumni of Ornette Coleman’s ensembles). They dedicate the upcoming “Tenor Triage” on Ropeadope Records to their late bandmate, harmolodic guitar master Bern Nix.
The band debuted on May 4, 2017 with Brad Whiteley on organ, Calvin Weston on drums, and the late harmolodic master guitarist Bern Nix. Initially the concept was to explore harmolodic music and modern grooves with alumni of Ornette Coleman's Prime Time band, but with the untimely passing of guitarist Nix, the band sound shifted, coalescing around the voices and music of the three saxophonists.
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(All photos from Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 by Dani Gros.)